Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Books, Books, Books - Arrivals, Part 1

I think two parts will cover all the books I've received during my time away. I'm including books I purchased or asked my husband to purchase and those that were sent to me by a friend and my eldest son, in addition to ARCs from various sources and they are absolutely not in order of arrival. I'm probably going to miss a few because I've read some of the arrivals. If I do, I'll gather them together in a third post. But, let's get started. You should be able to click on the image to enlarge.

Top to bottom:

Coding for Parents by Frazer Wilson - from Sterling for review (my son has read a bit of this and will help me evaluate it as he has a similar book that's directed at children, which he bought for the same reason I once checked out Shakespeare for kids: sometimes the simpler, the better).
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela - purchased
Alan Cole is Not a Coward by Eric Bell - from HarperCollins for review via Shelf Awareness (SA)
The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs by Janet Peery - from St. Martin's Press for review via SA
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay,
The Life and Adventures of William Buckley by Tim Flannery,
Isobel on the Way to the Corner Shop by Amy Witting,
and A Little Tea, A Little Chat by Christina Stead - all purchased by Husband while he was in Australia (not pictured is a fifth book: The Plains by Gerald Murnane - I made him buy me a bunch because he said I could go along on his business trip and then said, "Oh, sorry, you can't go, after all.")
Admissions by Henry Marsh and
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - both from St. Martin's Press for review via SA
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine - from HarperCollins for review

Top to bottom:

The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy - from Goodreads for review (first book I've gotten via Goodreads since the Amazon takeover)
Belgravia by Julian Fellowes - drawing win from David Abrams at The Quivering Pen
The Cottingly Secret by Hazel Gaynor and
Odd Child Out by Gilly MacMillan - both from HarperCollins for review
An American Family by Khizr Khan - from Random House via SA for review
The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker - from Harper for review
A Genius for Deception by Nicholas Rankin and
Bridge of Spies by Giles Whittell - from eldest son
Sons and Soldiers by Bruce Henderson - from HarperCollins for review

Oof. I feel like I've fallen behind and I'll never catch up. But, aren't those stacks glorious? More, tomorrow!

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  1. I'll be interested to hear your comments on the Stead. I'd love to have an Australian connection to get books. These days, I'm even watching mostly British and Australian shows on tv.

    1. Books are super expensive in Australia so I pretty much only have Huz buy the Text classics and other classic editions that are lower priced (probably printed on cheaper paper) but it was definitely cool to be able to have him bring some back. I asked for the Stead because Christina Stead was one of the authors we talked about in the Australian lit course I took, a couple years ago. Very excited that he had no problem finding that. You're watching Australian shows? Cool, I'll have to ask you for details about that.

  2. Yep! They are glorious! I always feel a bit elated and saddened when I buy a huge stack of books. Elated because they're beautiful and hold the promise of a good read and depressed because I don't know when I'll ever get to them all.

    1. Ha, I know what you mean about feeling elated and saddened. I'm more than a little intimidated by the prospect of trying to tackle so many books. I really do feel like I've fallen behind. And, at this point, I'm still waking up at 3AM and so tired by the time I hit the pillow that if I do read, I don't read for long.


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