This week’s musing asks:
What is the most recent book you purchased, or brought home from the local library? What made you pick it? Have you started reading it, right away, or will you wait for a bit?
My last batch was from Half Price Books when I visited Dallas last month. Since then I haven’t acquired any more new books because my existing TBR pile is staggering and I have been trying to make a dent at it. I still have books from the trip to Los Angeles in September, at Book Soup. So the latest acquisitions on my shelf are:
Songs for the Missing Stewart O’Nan
The Descendants Kaui Hart Hemmings
Fruit of the Lemon Andrea Levy
The Light Between the Oceans M.L. Stedman
I picked all the books because of the word-of-the-mouth recommendation. The Descendants, which I’m reading at the moment, is set in Kauai, my favorite place on earth, and it deals with a middle-aged man who strives to keep his family in order when his wife, comatose after an accident, is about to be cut off life support. I have a LivingSocial coupon for Green Apple Books that I paid $15 for $30 worth of books. The voucher will expire on my birthday so I am sure there will be new books in two weeks. I was also given a $25 gift card for Books Inc. so I’ll have no shortage of allowances for new books for the holidays.