Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Bevy of Books, Borrowed and Bought

We're on snow day #3 and while Hope entertains Atticus, I thought I might squeeze in a library loot from last week and share some books I recently purchased.

First off, the Library Loot:

  • Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

  • Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris (I swear I'm actually going to read it this time)

  • Family Roundabout by Richmal Crompton

  • The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

  • In this House of Brede by Rumer Godden

  • Ghost Hunters by Deborah Blum

  • The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

  • Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

Most of these books came from the public library.  The Godden novel is from the university library and the Persephone is via interlibrary loan.

I also stopped by the local charity bookshop for some reads.

  • 84, Charing Cross Road and Q's Legacy by Helene Hanff

  • King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard

  • Howard's End by E.M. Forster

  • The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

  • Mockingbird by Charles J. Shields

  • The Terror by Dan Simmons

Whelp, I think I'm pretty much stocked up on books.  At least for a little while ;).


Linda said...

I read Dry last year and Running With Scissors is on my list of books to be read. Great loot. Hope the snow day lasts so you can read a few of those!

Andi said...

Oohhh, such yummy books! I'm especially fond of 84, Charing Cross Road. I also loved Special Topics in Calamity Physics. The main character is such a smart little whip of a girl. Hope you like that one, too.

Traci said...

I'm about to read 84 Charing Cross Road! And The Red Queen looks awesome... enjoy!

Susan in TX said...

Lots of good choices in those two stacks!

Eva said...

I LOVED Ghost Hunters: I hope you do too! The Harris is a fun one. :) And I'm listening to a Josephine Tey now: The Daughter of Time. So far, it's much better than The Man in the Queue!

Thomas at My Porch said...

Oh, read Family Roundabout soon. I can't wait to hear what you think of it. Such a good book IMHO. I would be surprised if you haven't already read 84, Charing Cross Road, but if you haven't, you are in for such a treat. And then go rent the film. Perfect.

nerdybookgirl said...

I interlibrary loaned Family Roundabout based on your review, Thomas! Also, I read 84,Charing Cross Road ages ago and don't remember much about it.