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!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Week in Books (or, Still More Buying, Less Reading)

Ah yes, another slow week at From My Bookshelf. Patient reader, you are patient. There are any number of reasons why I haven't been reading these last several weeks, but I shan't bore you with the details. However, what I can tell you is that I shall have a new review up every day this coming week, for new books, and possibly a guest review or two.

It has been a good week for book acquisitions, though. I received my first set of (Penguin Classics)RED editions, where 50% of the proceeds of the sale of each book goes to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS in Africa. The editions that I received are:
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
  • The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  • Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

I found another few graphic novels that I've been looking for. I'm now able to catch up on most of my X-Men graphic novels that I've been behind since I have the missing volumes now!
  • New Mutants, Vol 1: Return of Legion
  • New Mutants, Vol 2: Necrosha
  • Cable, Vol 3: Stranded
  • Cable, Vol 4: Homecoming

I received the next book in my Stephen King Library subscription, Blaz.

Lastly, I received a new ARC, Wither: the Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 1 by Lauren DeStefano, from Simon & Schuster.

I hope all you faithful readers out there have had some great book acquisitions as well, and happy reading!

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