Monday, October 19, 2015

Monday Malarkey - "The reason my luggage was so heavy" edition

You already know I came home from vacation with quite a load of books, if you read last week's Twaddle, but now it's time for a visual. 

Stack #1 - Top to bottom:

  • Landfall by Nevil Shute
  • Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders
  • Three Days in the Country by Patrick Marber (a play based on Turgenev's A Month in the Country)
  • The Case of the "Hail Mary" Celeste by Malcolm Pryce
  • Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey
  • The Fortnight in September by R. C. Sherriff
  • London War Notes by Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield
  • Into the Whirlwind by Eugenia Ginzburg

Stack #2 - Top to bottom:

  • We Will All Go Down Fighting to the End (speeches) - Winston Churchill
  • The Poppy Factory - Liz Trenow
  • The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
  • The Very Thought of You - Rosie Alison
  • Jambusters - Julie Summers
  • Forgotten Voices of the Second World War by Man Arthur in association with the Imperial War Museum
  • Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch
  • We Remember The Battle of Britain by Frank and Joan Shaw

They came from Persephone Books, Daunt Books in Marylebone High Street, Poundland (seriously - I found a book on my wish list in Poundland), an Oxfam bookstore, Greenwich Book Time, the National Theatre book shop, the Southbank Book Market, and Waterstone's. Clearly, we went into a lot of bookstores, as always.  And, now that I've found the Southbank Book Market, I'm sure I'll return to that.

Last week's arrivals:

Yep, I'm out of shelf space, again.

Top to bottom:

  • The Sparrow Sisters by Ellen Herrick - from William Morrow for review
  • Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant - purchased
  • Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton - purchased
  • Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Snizhnik and
  • Sherlock Chronicles by Steve Tribe, both from Dey St. Books for review

Finished reading:

  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - and I loved it!!!!  
  • Three Days in the Country by Patrick Marber 

Posts since Tuesday Twaddle:

What I'm reading:

I started reading Notorious RBG within a couple hours of it hitting my doorstep but then decided I needed to finish a couple of books for my sanity (I've only finished 3, the entire month -- horrors!) and will hopefully return to that, tonight. Today, I'm trying to finish up The Fortnight in September by R. C. Sherriff.  Then, hopefully, I'll get back to The Dust That Falls from Dreams. I hated not taking that with me to London but I only carry one or two paperbacks, max, these days -- especially if I know there's at least one good bookstore at my destination.

What are you reading?

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  1. I'm glad you'll liked Neverwhere. I look forward to your thoughts. I hear good things about The Sparrow Sisters. Enjoy!

    1. I absolutely loved Neverwhere! Will write about it after I've listened to the audio, which is winging its way to me from the UK.

      I've seen the cover of The Sparrow Sisters all over the place, but I haven't read any reviews. I hope it's as good as it sounds. Glad to know you've heard good things!

  2. I reviewed The Sparrow Sisters a while back. I'll be interested in seeing your thiughts. What a wonderful bookish vacation!

    1. It was definitely a fun book-shopping vacation! Huz was completely fine with that. Maybe it's just become habit going to the variety of bookstores? I don't know, but I'm happy. In response, I didn't give him a hard time about all the coffee he bought. :)

      I just peeked at your review of The Sparrow Sisters and it sounds like you really enjoyed it. Looking forward to it. :)


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