I just had an epiphany, this week. When I mention books that have "walked in" (aka, arrivals), it never occurs to me to mention e-books. I purchased one e-book and downloaded one for tour, but I probably will continue to forget to mention them because you can't stack e-books in a convenient location to remind yourself what you acquired. This week, I will definitely mention them.
New arrivals, the past week:
Lola's Secret by Monica McInerney - e-book for TLC tour, requested because it's a Christmas book and I'm reading as many as I can to help me come up with decent suggestions for my F2F group's December meeting.
Jamie Oliver's Great Britain by Jamie Oliver - also for TLC tour
When It Happens to You by Molly Ringwald - from Harper It for review
Among the Missing by Dan Chaon - purchased at my local secondhand bookstore . . . which, unfortunately, was a pretty big disappointment, otherwise.
Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn - e-book purchased because I felt like a quick, creepy read.
11/22/63 by Stephen King - an impulse purchase
General Twaddle About My Week:
- This week I discovered I was definitely not meant to be a librarian. I've been shelving my books by category, as we unpack. I've got at least the following categories and then some: YA, history, historical fiction, WWII (both NF and F, mixed together), short stories, poetry, classics, sci-fi, science, travel and travel memoirs (but I have an entire separate shelf dedicated to books about France and/or set in Paris and an entire shelf of memoirs), psychology, law, Christian/inspirational/spiritual, writing, literature studies, writing reference, books about reading or with bookish subject matter, "potentially fluffy" and "I'm not sure how to categorize this".
- We don't necessarily have to go to the big city to do city-related errands. There is a tiny town we can go to, instead. I drove there to do some banking and scout out the courthouse, this week. I'm familiar with the town but I hadn't paid much attention to the courthouse. It's beautiful! You can park to the side, where there is a row of towering pecan trees and an iron fence covered in lichen.
- It is acting like autumn, although our leaves are not yet turning. We're enjoying the cool air and have begun taking daily walks through our neighborhood. It's truly exciting to finally live in a subdivision with sidewalks in a city with leash laws that are enforced!
- The photo of squash at the top of this post was taken at a produce stand we love. We've only been there a few times, in the past, but it's been a favorite place since we discovered it on the way to a swim meet. We're thrilled to be 30 miles closer to one of our old favorite haunts!
Random conversation with husband:
Me: "I was thinking maybe we could make a pumpkin man. You know, like a snowman but with 3 pumpkins stacked on top of each other, instead of balls of snow?"
Husband: "Nancy, this is a nice neighborhood."
Me: "But, we don't have snow, so . . ."
Husband: ". . . "
I have been an ADD reader, this week. I set aside the books I was reading last week and started 11/22/63 practically the moment I brought it home. But, I haven't gotten far because I keep picking up other books. I read the first story in Miracle and Other Stories by Connie Willis, this weekend (loved it). And, then I downloaded my creepy e-book, Wait Till Helen Comes, and read that at once. I finished Lola's Secret (a November tour book) and read maybe 25 pages of Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure. I can't remember if I finished The Lifeboat this past week or the week before, but it kept my attention long enough to complete. That's saying something, I suppose. I also read Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory.
I've been bad, haven't I?
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