New books, mais oui!
7 August, 2010
I went crazy with some online shopping this week, what with my parents coming to London and wanting lots of things. So of course I slipped in a few of my own shopping. What self restraint? Nope, haven’t got any.
So I bought the following:
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson – I’ve just want to know what happens next.
Toxic Friends: The Antidote for Women Stuck in Complicated Friendships by Susan Shapiro Barash – We all have complicated friendships and there’s no harm in being a bit more savvy.
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver – I got this when I went to Barbara Kingsolver’s talk.
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway – because my family loves Paris and my dad’s a Hemingway fan.
Dark Matter: Poems of Space edited by Maurice Riordan and Jocelyn Bell Burnell – because I love anything astronomical and Jocelyn Bell Burnell is one of my heroes. One for me and one for my astronomer friend.
And I was lucky enough to be sent the following:
Paris Stories by Mavis Gallant – This was my prize for Iris of Iris on Books‘ birthday giveaway. If you haven’t had a chance to have a nosey around her blog, you’re missing out. I’m a little bit jealous because she always posts amazing, in-depth reviews about a really eclectic mix of books. Happy birthday Iris!
Portrait of the Mother as Young Woman by Friedrich Christian Delius – Peirene Press‘ third release is a ‘single 117-page-long sentence with a beautifully clear rhythm’. Officially intrigued.