Book Buys

The other day my husband and I were running errands and while he went to the bike shop, I decided to wait for him at the Half Price Books next door. Great idea, don’t you think?

It’d been a while since I stopped in and I had a good time roaming around and ended up buying some books. Here’s what I got:

  • Written In Blood by Sheila Lowe. This is the second book in a forensic handwriting mystery. I think I first heard of this author from Literary Feline and I read the first book last year and really liked it so I want to continue with this series.
  • Requiem for a Mezzo by Carola Dunn. Danielle turned me onto this series and although I’ve only read two books, I’m hooked. Daisy Dalrymple is not like the other young flappers, she’s a journalist who happens to end up doing some sleuthing wherever she goes. A cute series with a protagonist who sort of reminds me of Maisie Dobbs.
  • The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf. I remember reading quite a bit of buzz around this book when it came out so I was happy to find it. I may have to put it off for a while as it centers around missing girls and I just finished a book with that theme so I need a bit of space in between these books.
  • The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. This looks like a complete comfort book but lately I’ve actually been thinking of learning to knit so this may just prompt me to go to a cute little yarn shop I pass by all the time and ask about some classes.
  • The Outcast by Sadie Jones. I remember reading about this one in the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers newsletter. A postwar story set in England about a young man just released from prison and returning home.

Now to find a spot for these on the shelves. This weekend I’m planning to do some reading (I have so many books out from the library), maybe catch up on more book reviews and spend a bit of time at the bookstore, of course. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and more book talk soon.

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