Mar. 27th, 2016

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Some books I found lying around my chair and which therefore I must have bought recently and neglected to take upstairs.

Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells.

It's not often one of the charity shops throws up Book 1 in a series. So, yay. If I like it I may actually buy another one new. This has been known to happen.

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.

This book got a lot of traction when it first came out, but it was out of my price range. At £14 off, it's a steal.

The Phantom Army of Alamein by Rick Stroud.

I actually bought this for Dad, but he doesn't seem to want it, so it can go upstairs and be added to the massive piles blocking the floor.

The Time Team Dig Book by Tim Taylor.

For the pictures. And, no, not the pictures of Tony Robinson. Really, people!

(I am digging these books out from under piles of magazines. I read a lot of magazines, apparently!)

Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre.

For the Mistressworks list. For which I also recently picked up a few others:

The Archivist by Gill Alderman and

Missing Man by Katherine MacLean (ebook).

Also a book by a Mistressworks author:

1610: A Sundial in a Grave by Mary Gentle.

Sometimes I do this when I can't get the actual book; in this case the actual book is (probably) 220 miles away.

Dodger by Terry Pratchett.

Part of the "round-up" of Pratchett books we inexplicably don't already have. Conversely, once we conflated our collection with Dad's, we now have two copies of some books--and, in at least one case, three.

A Million Suns and Shades of Earth by Beth Revis.

These books were sitting on the shelves of the little tea shop at the hospital where Dad sees his podiatrist. They're books two and three of a series. No sign of book one. I was reluctant to buy them without the first book but they were half-price and the covers were soooo good. So. Here we are.

And finally, to prove I don't buy all my books secondhand, these are recent prizes from Waterstones:

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab;

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan and

The Long Way To a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers.

All of which I am looking forward to so much I almost don't dare read them.

The bookshelves groan, or they would if there were even a smidgeon of space left on them.


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