A gazillion new books. Oh yes.
12 September, 2010
Well it seems to be a while since I did a post on new books. What? It’s not that long? Too bad because I just went crazy and BOUGHT lots of new books. That’s what happens when you have a crap day at work and it rains. You head straight to your nearest bookshop to make life a little better. So what did I get?
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
All from Waterstones on their 3 for 2 promotion. Amazing that there were a number of sff titles included too (of which Erikson is one of my favourites). You may also notice that I am exactly a year late to the Wolf Hall festival but am looking forward to reading it.
And at the charity shop I found a bumper crop:
Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas
Living by the Word by Alice Walker
Jazz by Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Plus I got I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett – which was included in the ticket to his book launch.
And finally I won the following:
The Other Half Lives by Sophie Hannah – from Annabel who blogs at Gaskella. I have yet to read any books by Hannah but have heard great things. Do check out Annabel’s wonderful blog which has a very nice mix of books.
And these came courtesy of the lovely Book Chick City in whose Thriller and Suspense 2010 Challenge I’m participating. This was the prize for July:
The Templar Magician by Paul Doherty
Sacred Treason by James Forrester
The Chalice of Blood by Peter Tremayne
The Shangani Patrol by John Wilcox
I’m so happy that I won the prize in which all the books are historical mysteries, my favourite genre!
I’m participating in Book Blogger Appreciation Week this year so I’ll be posting every day next week and looking forward to discovering lots of new blogs.