First up, my current library pile:
Two reserved books were ready to collect this morning so I had a bit of a spring-clean of the pile and took a few back that I didn't feel in the mood for right now. The resultant pile of eight books is a bit more manageable I feel. I can have twelve but when I do I tend to feel overwhelmed by them all, sitting on the shelf, eyeing me accusingly.
From top to bottom:
One Fine Day - Mollie Panter-Downes
Greenwitch - Susan Cooper
The Right Attitude to Rain - A. McCall Smith
The Careful Use of Compliments - A. McCall Smith
The Ivy Tree - Mary Stewart
44 Scotland Street - A. McCall Smith
The Janus Stone - Elly Griffiths
Remnant Population - Elizabeth Moon
It seems I'm on an Alexander McCall Smith kick at the moment!
Next up, a few recent acquisitions. I'm trying not to buy too many books at the moment and these are about all since Christmas. It's no good me putting myself on a complete ban as it just wouldn't work. Restricting myself is far more effective and the few books I am acquiring are really appreciated.
The three books from the Pitt series by Anne Perry were simply too irresistible I'm afraid. Novel Notes by Jerome K. Jerome I found in a charity shop. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was a gift from a blogger friend who just couldn't get on with this book. And Storm Front by Jim Butcher and Nightlife by Rob Thurman are really just two random buys from the fantasy and horror genre, which is a particular weakness of mine.
And last, but by no means least, a gift from Pat, (Deslily at Here, There and Everywhere), my 'sis' across the pond who knows of my weakness, not only for bookmarks, but for TV and movie actors. Three beautiful 'fannish' bookmarks, and one from her novel, to use and enjoy. I love them. Thank you, Pat.