Saturday, May 4, 2013

Book Haul

Honestly, I don't know how these found their way into my tote bag. I was innocently passing by a used-book sale when the next thing I know . . . 

Anywhoo, since they're home with me now I might as well check them over.

Okay, so.

~A Parisian Affair and Other Stories by Guy de Maupassant - French literature! Need I say more? I've been on a bit of a French themed bender lately and this looks way too good to be left behind. There's always room for one more, right?

~No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy - A little bit of sparse and gritty writing to even things out. 

~A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous - "For eight weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman kept a daily record of life in her apartment building and among its residents. . . " 
Say no more. I'm in. 

~The Children of Men by P.D. James - I don't often do dystopian, but this one sounds intriguing.

~Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively -  "Claudia Hampton - beautiful, famous, independent - is dying. Meanwhile, she tells her nurses, I'm writing a history of the world, the whole triumphant murderous chute."  Hmm . . . tell me more.

~Consequences by Penelope Lively -  "…a sweeping saga of three generations of women and the consequences of love and life…" Sold!

Scribbling the Cat by Alexandra Fuller - I LOVED her memoir Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight, so I'm genetically driven to reading more from this author. 

Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar by Kelly Oxford - Ehn…I'm getting too old to appreciate all the over-sharing that goes on out there. I don't know if I can handle any more 'funny housewife makes good on twitter' kind of stories, but this one is hot off the presses so I might as well give it a shot. At the very least, it'll end up in our school's book sale in the fall where I'm sure it'll bring in a buck or two. 

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell - Oh boy. This one has made the rounds on the book blog circuit and somehow I've never given it much attention. But it is historical fiction and it did get good reviews, so what the hey, right?

These should see me through at least part of the summer, methinks.


JoAnn said...

Great haul - both Penelope Lively novels are on my wish list. Enjoy!

Connie said...

Well, that ought to keep you busy for a little while. Fun times ahead!

Trish said...

JoAnn - that's good to hear because I had her mixed up with Penelope Fitzgerald, another author. Ooops! I only realized that when I got home and unloaded my books. I must have been in some kind of book sale trance. Anywhoo - it's good to know I did okay by this *new* Penelope lol. She sounds like a writer I might like.

Daisy - Yes indeed!

Debbie Rodgers said...

Books do that same thing to me - i.e. jump into my bag. Well, some of the less athletic ones m\just call my name (how do they know it?!)

I want to read Thousand Autumns this year. It has come to me with a strong, personal recommendation. I'm interested in what you think of it.

Heidi’sbooks said...

So fun! They look like they are in good condition too. I went to a yard sale this Saturday and one woman had lots of hardbacks for $1. I bought two, but I've been regretting that I didn't buy more. Seriously, they were only $1.