We had a long weekend visit with Eldest Son, Daughter-in-law and Grand-dog and managed to pop into New York's wonderful Strand Bookstore. Okay, actually, we did more than pop in. Naturally, we bought a few books but they were all from the bargain carts outside.
Top to bottom:
The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
The 12.30 from Croydon by Freeman Wills Crofts
22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson
The Eye in the Door by Pat Barker (2nd in the Regeneration series)
70% Acrylic 30% Wool by Viola Di Grado
22 Britannia Road and The Eye in the Door were on my wish list so I was especially excited to find both titles for $1 each. Open slots at Paperback Swap! Wahoo!
What I read, during my mini-vacation:
The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly - I absolutely loved The Tilted World. It has great characters, a terrific storyline and an excellent plot, all set during the Great Flood of 1927, which we hear a lot about, down here. It's thanks to the levee system that was built after the 1927 flood that we haven't had an equally deadly recurrence during recent flood years.
Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor was my first Taylor book and the last book she wrote. It's sad but it gave me a good idea of why people are so besotted with her books. I love her writing style and am looking forward to reading more. I got my copy of Blaming at a recent book sale, along with two more of her Virago titles. I was so excited when I saw them that I snatched all 3 and plunked them on my to-buy stack without even bothering to read the cover blurbs.
I had one book waiting for me when I got home and I completely forgot to photograph it so I'll hold it for next week's Monday Malarkey. I'm hoping to hit the reviews hard, tomorrow. Wish me luck! I've been summoned for jury duty in November and I'm planning to join in on NaNoWriMo so it would be helpful to get those reviews out of the way, ASAP.
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