I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads & Instagram connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hello, new books! or the dangers of stopping into one branch of every book chain in a 90 mile radius!

OK, the roomie and I decided to take advantage of our unseasonably warm weather today (it was 56!) and took a little road trip. We stopped into 5 different book shops (a Borders, a B&N, a Schuler's, an outlet store and a local store, Nicola's Books) and picked up something at each of them... So much for my laying off buying any new books for awhile!

My purchases for the day:
  • Agatha Christie Nemesis
  • Anthony Doerr The Shell Collector
  • Henry Neff The Tapestry, Book 2: The Second Siege
  • Dan Mishkin & Tom Mandrake The Forest King: Woodlark's Shadow
  • Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Books
  • Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go
  • Brian K. Vaughn & Niko Henrichon Pride of Baghdad
  • O. Henry The Gift of the Magi and The Purple Dress
  • DorĂ©'s London edited by Valerie Purton
The best part? I only paid full price for 2 of those books (The Tapestry and The Forest King). The rest were either purchased at the outlet store or on the cheap tables at the stores.

Happy reading!

3 comments:

Beth Kephart said...

This is outstanding. I love, in particular, Doerr.

tapestry100 said...

And by that recommendation alone, the Doerr moves to the top of the pile! Thanks, Beth.

Literary Feline said...

This sounds just like something I would do! Haha! It sounds like you came away with some good ones. Enjoy reading them all!