Wednesday, 4 June 2014

New books!

I've been on a little book buying binge over the past few weeks. Having been quite restrained since Christmas there were a few I wanted so I er... bought them. Well someone has to keep the book publishers in business! LOL!

Anyway, here are my gorgeous new books... although two are secondhand from AM so *some* recycling has taken place. Click for a larger view of course.

From left to right, top row:

The Hills is Lonely by Lillian Beckwith. I've been aware of this book for years but it was never the right time to read it. Now that I'm doing the Read Scotland challenge it is of course the perfect time to read it.

Pomfret Towers, Summer Half and August Folly by Angela Thirkell. I've only read two of the Barchester books by Angela Thirkell but I really like them and just couldn't resist buying the next three in the series, especially with these fab covers.

Point of Hopes by Melissa Scott and Lisa A. Barnett. A new fantasy series to me, but it's been recced by a couple of people so I thought I ought to give it a go. Well that's my excuse...

So that's my mini-book-buying binge over for a few months. I will now try to behave for a bit. Notice I said *try*... *cough*



DesLily said...

LOL the best part of this whole post is you calling it "a MINI-book buying binge' LOL.. what I am betting is that you most likely have over 100 books in your home that you haven't read yet!...we REALLY are sisters you know!

Cath said...

LOL, Pat! The thing is I see new books posts where folk have bought a dozen or so books so I thought they might laugh at my five.

More than 100... although this year I am getting through them a bit.

Peggy Ann said...

Angela Thirkell covers are always so pretty. I read all of Lillian Beckwiths books. Really enjoyed them.

Geranium Cat said...

What a lovely pile of books! I don't know the fantasy series, so will look forward to reading your thoughts on it. I'm reading Lilian Beckwith for Read Scotland too.

Cath said...

Peggy: I'd forgotten all about Lillian Beckworth for the Scottish challenge and am really looking forward to reading this first one.

Geranium Cat: Thank you. I'd never heard of this fantasy series either until two people recommended them.

I'm really looking forward to reading Lillian Beckworth after so many years of ignoring the books!

Jo said...

I bought an Angela Thirkell the other day when I happened to fall into a bookshop. Never read any of hers but seen the, on lots of blogs lately, so new I must be missing out on something!

Cath said...

Jo: I just love the image of you - perhaps accidently - 'falling' into a bookshop! I shall use that excuse one of these days. ;-)

I hope you enjoy whichever of her books you bought. They are excellent, gentle reads.