Some more books
9 March, 2010
I thought I was doing so well, resisting the lure of charity shops, but alas, I succumbed. But what a find! I got the following secondhand books:
The Outlander by Gil Adamson – this novel has had so many raving reviews on book blogs (I think I first heard about it on dovegreyreader scribbles) and it seemed a steal for a pound. With recommendations by Ann Patchett and Michael Ondaatje, it must be good.
Daphne by Justine Picardie – I love Daphne du Maurier and as it’s a mystery involving her and a secret about Branwell Brontë, how could I not get it?
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters – see below.
And from the library, I took out:
Affinity by Sarah Waters – also see below.
The Dark Volume by G.W. Dahlquist – I loved his first book, The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters and have been meaning to read this for ages, so I can’t wait to start the sequel.
Rebel Girls: Their Fight for the Vote by Jill Liddington – about suffragettes, perfect for the Women Unbound Challenge.
It looks like I’m on a bit of a Sarah Waters binge, and you aren’t wrong. I’ve been dying to read Affinity and when I spotted Fingersmith in the charity shop for a pound, I thought I’d give it another go as it seems it’s everyone’s favourite (mine is The Night Watch) and I wanted to see what I’ve missed. And it came signed too. Sweet!
And I bought the following:
The Queen’s Gambit by Diane A.S. Stuckart – who can resist a mystery featuring Leonardo da Vinci?
So what did you get this week?