A day late but what else is new these days!
A couple of weeks ago, when I saw, via Twitter, that The Book Depository (@bookdepository) was having a limited time offer of 10% off everything, I jumped at the chance to order a few books.
So here's what I got:
What the Birds See by Sonya Hartnett
(original Australian title: Of a Boy)
This went right on my wishlist after reading Sarah's glowing review over at A Devoted Reader.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
I've been wanting to get this one since I first heard about it, but I'm kind of glad I waited as I do really prefer the UK paperback cover (left) to the American one (right).
Which one do you like better?
The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
I heard about this one on Simon Mayo's Book Review podcast, which I listen to religiously every week, and thought it sounded really good. I'd intended to put it in a Book Coveting post but I haven't got around to doing one recently and here I've already gone ahead and bought it. LOL.
I also got a copy of Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman that I'm planning to give to a friend who has a baby girl. And one more book that hasn't shown up yet, but I'll tell you about it when it arrives. I do hope it hasn't got lost.
Plus I received Amorous Woman by Donna George Storey, from the author herself. It's actually erotica, not a genre I've ever really read before, or been particularly inclined to read before, but it's about an American woman's sexual awakening in Japan, that pays homage to Ihara Saikaku's classic, The Life of an Amorous Woman, which was written in 1686. I'm curious about the "floating world" and everything to do with Japanese culture or society though so I decided to give it a try.
Have you got any new books lately?
Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.
Last week I left Sweden and spent a few harrowing days in Riga, Latvia, in the winter of 1991, trying to uncover the corruption in the highest ranks of the police, and learning what life is really like under the ever watchful eye of the Soviet Union, constant police suveillance, and living with the lies and the fear.
[The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell]
Now I'm in Paris in the late nineteenth century. I started to write a novel but my main character has disappeared. I've hired a detective to look for him but so far he has eluded us. The problem is I just can't bear to go on with my book without him. Where can he be?
[The Flight of Icarus by Raymond Queneau]
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