Book Bounty

I’m almost embarrassed to post about the new books that I’ve added to my bookshelf because didn’t I just post about some new purchases recently? Ah well, you guys are all bookworms and can understand.

Actually not all of these have been purchases. I was lucky to receive two books from bloggy friends. I got American Priestess by Jane Fletcher Geniesse from a drawing Danielle recently had. And, from Literary Feline I got The Servants by Michael Marshall Smith. (Thank you Danielle & Wendy!) Both of these books sound so good… if you are curious go check out their reviews. I bet you, you’ll add the books to your lists.

A few ARCs have also made it to my mailbox and I’m very excited about these:

  • Note to Self by Samara O’Shea. You know I love to journal so this book will probably be one I turn to when I need a bit of inspiration.
  • The Glimmer Palace by Beatrice Colin. A book set in cabaret-era Berlin. Berlin is one of my favorite cities so the book already has that going for it.
  • Occupational Hazards by Jonathan Segura. A book of shady politics and hardboiled crime.
  • Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland. Meet Louise de la Valliere, an early mistress of Louis XIV. I do love historical fiction.

And, now for my purchases. I told you I was going back to Half Price Books with my coupons right? I did and I found a wonderful HPB store. This one is not too far from me either and they even have a rare book room! I didn’t go in there because I was afraid to fall in love with something I couldn’t afford but I’ll go back another day. For now I just walked away with these purchases:

  • London Noir edited by Cathi Unsworth. I noticed that this book includes a story by Joolz Denby whose books I’ve greatly enjoyed so that’s all I needed to know.
  • Love by Angela Carter. I’ve not read anything by her but some of you in blogland have mentioned her books and I’m very intrigued.
  • The Millstone by Margaret Drabble.
  • Hide & Seek by Clare Sambrook.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. I’ll try to come back for a Sunday Salon post and tell you how my reading is going.

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