It's been 4 weeks since my last confession, book confession that is. I've been consciously trying to limit the number of books and the amount I spend on books this year, because I really do have too many unread books as it is, plus with things a bit tighter this year due to the economy. So earlier this year H and I agreed on a small-ish monthly book budget each and I've been sticking to it. H went over last month but tried to justify it since they were computer books that he was going to use for work. Hmm.. Anyway, I haven't used any of my budget this month since it seems silly to buy more now when we'll just have to pack them and move them in a few weeks. (I fully intend to carry it over though and splurge after we're settled in!) However, I did receive a few books for review last week, and they look great!
Best Intentions by Emily Listfield
I thought it sounded like something I'd enjoy, and it's had some great reviews by other bloggers, so I'm looking forward to it even more now.
The King's Bride by E.T.A Hoffmann
The Flight of the Icarus by Raymond Queneau
Both of these are from OneWorld Classics, an independent publisher whose "aim is to expand the literary canon in the English-speaking world through a series of mainstream and lesser-known classics, often by commissioning new translations." Sounds good, right? I'd actually been approached to review a different title, but when I was browsing their site these ones caught my eye, and they were kind enough to send me these instead. They both sound like such fun, I can't wait to read them. Since they're also both quite slim, I hope to slip them in sometime soon.
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What new books have you received lately that you're eager to read?