Time for a few new book acquisitions. It looks like my resolution to buy less books this year is not doing all that well! In my defense though I would say that three of these are birthday books so, in my opinion, that doesn't count. And I am using the library a huge amount this year as well, which makes me feel very virtuous indeed. Nothing like kidding yourself is there?
Gerald Durrell by Douglas Botting I bought with part of an Amazon book token. I love Durrell's autobiographical and animal collecting books to bits and have long lusted after this biography. Thrilled to bits to have it at last.
City of Pearl by Karen Traviss is a sci fi novel I saw blogged about somewhere. It sounded interesting so I grabbed myself a copy on Amazon Marketplace.
Born in Fire by Nora Roberts was a birthday gift.
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks is a book I've long wanted to read but was just waiting for it to crop up in a charity shop. It did and I nabbed it.
Light One Candle by Solly Ganor is a book I read an excerpt from in the book about books, A Passion for Books edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan. (Coincidentally you can just see it at the top of the photo.) It tells how two young Jewish boys hid books from the Germans during the war and supplied friends and neighbours in the ghetto with various titles. It led to something awful and I was determined to get hold of the book in order to read the author's whole story. I bought this one with the rest of my Amazon book token.
Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop. It's here! It's HERE!!!!!
Now all I need to do is work out which of my burgeoning bookshelves can stand the extra weight.