Time, once again, for some bookporn. The majority of my book buys recently have been secondhand - either charity shop or Amazon Marketplace. These stretch back a few weeks as I've been trying not to add to my tbr mountain... not that you'd notice any particular success in that area. *coughspluttercough*
A bit of a mixed bag really.
Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik is book four in her 'Temeraire' historical fantasy series. I haven't even started this series yet. I own book one and no others and yet I simply couldn't leave this in the charity shop. Yep... I really do realise how sad and pathetic that is...
Asta's Book by Barbara Vine is a book I've been looking for for ages and comes well recommended by readers who like her work.
The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker means I plan to keep trying with him and this will do nicely for the RIP challenge in the autumn.
Our Spoons came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns is a Virago that I think I've seen blogged about. And anyway, how could I possibly leave a book with a title like that behind?
Out of the Blackout and Fete Fatale by Robert Barnard are Nan's fault. Well the first one is... I added the latter, an English town/church fete type of crime yarn, entirely off my own bat because I thought it sounded fun. The former is a WW2 story about an evacuee who is never claimed and goes back to discover his identity when he's an adult. Sounds like my kind of story.
Death at the President's Lodging by Michael Innes is a complete unknown. I saw it in a charity shop in Exeter, read that it was a university/college type crime yarn, saw that it was almost pristine and decided that at 70p I couldn't really leave it behind.
Seven new (to me) books. And there I thought I've been pretty good this year. Kidding myself I think.
Hopefully over the weekend I can find some time to post some garden photos.