The books I have bought recently have started to pile up. Therefore, I need to sort them and put them in my bookshelves. While I’m doing that, I thought it might be fun to list all the books I got recently.
From the book sale nook at West Waco Library:
Dr. No by Ian Fleming
Pursuit of the Screamer by Ansen Dibell
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
From Golden’s Book Exchange:
The Mirror Prince by Violette Malan
The City in the Glacier and The Destiny Stone by Robert E. Vardeman and Victor Milan
Miss Marple Meets Murder by Agatha Christie (an omnibus that includes: The Mirror Crack’d, A Pocket Full of Rye, At Bertram’s Hotel, and The Moving Finger)
Finally, from Amazon, I picked up:
A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson
Hero by Perry Moore
Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell
The Root by Na’amen Gobert Tilahun
The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
An impressive haul, if I do say so myself. I’m aiming for my next haul to come in April after I’ve hit Golden’s during their bimonthly half off sale.
During the first weekend of November, the Friends of the Waco- McLennan County Library holds an annual book sale. The sale is massive. Usually, over a hundred thousand books are on sale. I always go crazy, buying far more books than I should. This is no exception.
Here is my haul.
For my step niece and my nephew’s Christmas presents, I bought:
The Doll’s House by Lothar Meggendorfer (a pop up book that my nephew will love and tear up).
Senor Cat’s Romance by Lucia M. Gonzalez illustrated by Lulu Delacre
Squids will be Squids by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Non fiction I picked up:
A Survey of Historic Costume by Phyllis Totora and Keith Eubank
Wind in the Tower by Han Suyn
Feudal Society vol 1 by Marc Bloch
The Medieval Foundations of England by G.O. Sayles
The Celts by Jean Markale
Science Fiction and Fantasy I bought:
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Conan the Valiant by Roland Green
Conan the Savage by Leonard Carpenter
Vellum by Hal Duncan
The Standing Dead by Ricardo Pinto
and by David B. Coe:
Seeds of Betrayal
Weavers of War
The Sorcerer’s Plague
An impressive haul, I think. And it only cost me $17.50!
Golden’s Book Exchange is my favorite used bookstore in Waco, Texas. Every even numbered month, Golden’s has a half off sale for the first Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the month.
Here is my haul.
The Grey Mane of Morning by Joy Chant. I really need to break down and read her work
The Iron King by Maurice Druon. I’ve heard great things about Druon. Time to check it out.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre. I’ve wanted this book for years. Finally!
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie. I really need to give him a new look.
Chronicles of the Black Company by Glen Cook. The first three Black Company books in omnibus form. I freaking love omnibuses.
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. I need to try some YA.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I’ve forgotten how much I love the Queen of Crime. I was hopping for some Poirot or Miss Marple omnibuses, but And Then There Were None is a good second choice. (I’m still kicking myself in the ass for getting rid of my Christie books years ago.
The Aeneid by Virgil. I got rid of this book years ago and have scolded myself for it ever since.
Finally, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. I love this book. But it is not for me. It is for my niece.
A pretty good haul for a great price. Now I’ve got ten short story collections from the library I need to read for Try a Short Story. Expect a post on that soon.And expect another book haul November 5. The Friends of the Library Book Sale approaches. So exciting.