It’s been a crazy-busy week with little time for reading, and it seems like ages since I’ve posted a book review. I read Kitchen, and expect to finish The Hills at Home today, so reviews will be coming soon. Meanwhile, the high point of my busy week was my birthday, and I had a really wonderful day including dinner out with my dear husband. Yesterday, with gift money burning a hole in my pocket, I sat down and forced myself to spend it on books. 🙂 Here’s the birthday haul:
From my LibraryThing wish list:
- A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen, edited by Susannah Carson. Rachel (booksnob) enticed me to read this book just as I decided to re-read Pride and Prejudice in March. I’d like to dip into an essay or two along with my re-read. And because this is a birthday treat, I bought the pretty hardcover deckle-edged edition.
- 13, rue Thérèse, by Elena Mauli Shapiro. My dear friend Maggie reviewed this for Belletrista, and at about the same time I also read a review in The New Yorker. I was smitten. Must have. Now have! Woo hoo!
Then I snagged three Virago Modern Classics out of the bargain bin at Awesomebooks. These are by two authors I really like, and I’m pleased to have the VMC editions:
And finally, just because we seem to have fallen into a culinary rut of late, Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian fell into my shopping cart.
Next weekend there’s a big used book sale in a town nearby. I’ve missed it the past two years, but this time I’m hoping to visit Friday night before everything gets too picked over. If I find anything interesting I’ll be sure to report back here.
Read any good books this week?
p.s. For those following the Reading Adventures of Lisa and Mary: Lisa still has the book. It’s due Friday. I do hope she doesn’t start accruing late fees. 🙄
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