Have you already bought your first book(s) of the year? I was hoping to hold out a bit longer but my mom wanted to go to Half Price Books to look for a calendar and I couldn’t resist a little something for me.
I found a copy of Murder at the Portland Variety by M.J. Zellnick. This is a first in a series set in 1894 Portland. A vaudeville actress is found murdered and a seamstress working for the same theater, Libby, isn’t convinced it was a random kidnapping gone wrong. So she sets to investigate.
You know how much I enjoy historical mysteries so I couldn’t pass up on this one.
When I wandered to the Clearance Section I quickly spotted a copy of The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry and I was thinking “oh, lucky bookgirl” until I picked up the book and realized that some of the pages were warped and the book had a lot of writing in it. Now I know why it was on clearance. The book had to go back on the shelf.
I love used books but they have to be pretty good copies before they find a home with the rest of my books. Anyway, it was still a fun visit to the bookstore and I’m glad I found a book that had been on my wish list.
How about you, which books have you recently bought?