read_warbler (read_warbler) wrote,

Recent book buys and gifts

I haven't done a book porn post in ages so, as I seem to have acquired a few new ones recently, I thought it was time.

I had a birthday recently so first up here're the four I had for that event:

The top two were from my daughter - Darkship Thieves by Sarah A. Hoyt, which is a sci fi romance yarn, and West of the Moon by Katherine Langrish which I believe is her Troll saga trilogy in one book. The bottom two were from nakeisha - Light on Snow by Anita Shreve and The Book on the Bookshelf which is a book on the history of bookshelves and is beautifully illustrated and looks wonderful.

And from my husband:

A lovely slate blue/grey cover for my new Kindle.

And these I bought for myself in a weak moment. (Well, several weak moments actually.)

The bottom two books are as a result of reading this post by Kay at My Random Acts of Reading. I'm sure I don't need another series to start but the idea of a crime series set in Wyoming and the fact that they might be a bit cowboyish meant I had no hope of resisting the impulse to buy the first two. The Christmas Train by David Baldaci was grabbed from a charity shop. I like to read Christmassy books around Christmas and I gather he's a good author - my husband reads him - so that one jumped off the shelf and into my hands... funny how books do that. And Boneshaker by Cherie Priest did a similar thing in Waterstones in Exeter on Thursday, mainly because their library should have had it and didn't, so I got myself a little belated birthday present.

Added to this another dear friend gave me a Kindle token for my birthday and with that I bought today, Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson, The Kingdom Beyond the Waves by Stephen Hunt and A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde.

So those were my book fixes for the last two or three weeks and ought to last me for a bit now. Maybe.
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