Sunday 24 July 2016

New books!

I had my 9th. blogging anniversay this week... Tuesday to be exact. Nine years! I never thought I would be able to keep yakking on about books for that long. LOL! And it seems that this is post 666. Now that really should have occurred during the R.I.P challenge. Bad timing.

Anyway, enough prevaricating. Onwards. I really thought I hadn't acquired many books since Christmas. Ha! Right. It seems that might not be quite accurate. In my defense I had a bookish birthday and was given half a dozen books (I know, I know... excuses.) What I certainly haven't done in a very long time is a 'new books' post and as I love looking at other people's new bookish buys I thought some might like to see mine. As always, click on the photo for a larger view.

First up, a few birthday books:

The Natural History of Dragons - Marie Brennan (Fantasy)
Weatherland - Alexandra Harris (Non-Fiction about the weather)
Dancing on Ice - Jeremy Scott (Non-Fiction, polar exploration)
Sacred Sierra - Jason Weber (Non-Fiction, mountains)
Winter Tales - George Mackay Brown (short stories, maybe weird)
The Boat Who Wouldn't Float - Farley Mowat (Non-Fiction, Canadian travel)

Some new buys with lovely covers:

Uprooted - Naomi Novik (Fantasy)
The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry (Historical weirdness, an RIP read perhaps?)
Fair and Tender Ladies - Lee Smith (American historical fiction)

Lastly, a few odd purchases:

There's a Seal in My Sleeping Bag - Lyn Hancock (Non-fiction, found in a charity shop)
Bill Oddie Unplucked - Bill Oddie (Bits & pieces by the famous bird watcher... a couple of quid from The Works... newly arrived in my town, which is dangerous as they sell jigsaw puzzles as well as cheap books.)
The Olive Tree - Carol Drinkwater (Non-fic, sequel to The Olive Route)
The Dream of Rome - Boris Johnson (Non-fiction, history)
Pompeii - Mary Beard (Non-fiction, history)

I think that's fourteen in all and I may have missed a couple. So much for doing the Mount TBR challenge and getting books OFF the reading pile! Hopeless, Lost Cause... fully paid up member of.



DesLily said...

good word to describe us: hopeless lol.. Well, I've read 2 of your books: The Natural History of Dragons and Uprooted...I have been so slow reading again.. such is life I guess. You sure got a whole new MT. of books :) our LIFE is the MT TBR Challenge! lol..

BooksPlease said...

Congratulations, Cath - I don't think I'd realise before that we started our blogs in the same year. Lovely to see your new books - I guess we'll always have a Mount TBR! I was thinking about The Essex Serpent this morning when I read about it another blog and I've added it to my wish list (wondering now if the library has a copy). The other books look enticing too - got my eye on The Dream of Rome and the Bill Oddie book for starters.

And new books are such a treat - enjoy your reading.

Kailana said...

The Natural History of Dragons was really good. I keep meaning to get the sequels but haven't yet. I really should!

Happy Blogging Anniversary!

Penny O'Neill said...

9 years of blogging - and 666 posts! Wow! Happy Anniversary - and here's to many more.
I love to see new book acquisitions and yours look appealing. I look forward to reviews.

Cath said...

Pat: Hopeless, hopeless, hopeless. LOL. Just can't resist new books. But I suppose there are worse weaknesses. I love that sentence 'Our life is the MT TBR Challenge'. Too right! LOL

Margaret: Thanks for the congratulations. No, I don't think I realised that either. I think there may be a few others that we know who started at around the same time too. Yes, I reckon we always will have a Mount TBR.

I've read mixed reviews of The Essex Serpent but I quite fancy it, will probably read it for RIP in the autumn.

New books *are* a real treat and there are much worse weaknesses.

Kelly: I'm so looking forward to reading that one!

Thank you!

Penny. Thank you! Yes, I hope to keep going even there are times when I'm not around as much as I would like.

Nan said...

I loved this post! So true of everyone who is a book lover, although I do know some readers who use the library only. I couldn't do it. I love having the books in my house. I look at my shelves more than once a day, getting joy just from the books being there. Congrats on nine years!

Cath said...

Nan: I'm married to one... my husband loves to read but mainly reads just library books, although he does use his Nook from time to time. Like you I look at my book shelves all the time. Spend a little time nearly every day rearranging a few... taking out one or two I want to read soon. It gives me so much pleasure in a world that has become quite frightening.