Monday, March 21, 2016

Monday Malarkey

I received an interesting variety of books, this week.

Recent arrivals (top to bottom):

  • One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson and
  • Under the Paw by Tom Cox - both purchased
  • Raising Ryland by Hillary Whittington - from William Morrow for review
  • The Betsy-Tacy Treasury by Maud Hart Lovelace - swap book
  • Daily Life in the United States: 1920-1940 by David E. Kyvig and 
  • Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr - both purchased
  • Teeny Tiny Toady by Esbaum and Yamaguchi - from Sterling Children's Books for review

I'm going to have to find a shelf to keep all my Depression-era purchases separated from other books. I've gradually built up a pretty decent pile. Betsy-Tacy was a surprise. I'm still technically a member of Paperback Swap but have no points left and I thought not paying the annual fee would mean I could no longer swap, but I still had 10 free swaps remaining so I just had to purchase a credit and pay a 50-cent additional fee, which turned out to be much cheaper than purchasing the book used. Paying for the credit means it's really a purchase rather than a swap, but there's always a cost so . . . whatever works.

Books finished since last malarkey:

  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  • Teeny Tiny Toady by Esbaum and Yamaguchi
  • Pines by Blake Crouch

Currently reading:

  • Close Encounters of the Furred Kind by Tom Cox (plus a library book that's overdue, so I won't mention it unless I'm able to recheck; and I'll add a novel to the mix, tonight)

Last week's posts:

In other news:

Huzzybuns discovered some unpacked boxes in the garage (including boxes of books, which fortunately were not damaged by our high humidity or he would have been in Big Trouble). One of the boxes contained a very exciting find: my copy of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I've been looking for my copy of The Bell Jar for months. No wonder I couldn't find it! It will be either my April or May classic choice. I've owned my copy of The Bell Jar for a long time but have never read it.

And in other other news, I can't believe we're still finding things to unpack, 3 1/2 years after moving.

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  1. I know you're excited about The Bell Jar. I remember you looking for it. Yeah!

    1. I am! I think Huz thought I was a little crazy, I was so thrilled to find it. :)

  2. Enjoy your new books!!

  3. I keep meaning to read something else by Anthony Doerr. I loved All the Light We Cannot See and think he's a brilliant writer!

    1. I think I have another novel by Doerr, around here, too. Same here. Loved All the Light We Cannot See.


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