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Recent Book Haul


RabbitKM

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Hey everyone! Thought I'd come back with another recent book haul. This is an accumulation of multiple Goodwill trips, as I've noticed my local stores' book collections have not been so good as they used to be. There is also a library book thrown in there, and an Advanced Reader Copy that I got at the library on their "pay as you wish" cart.

 

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On top is My Documents, by Alejandro Zambra.  I actually checked this book out from the library last September, but I never got to it, so I took it out again and read it. It is a collection of short stories from a Chilean author. I loved it.

Next is Flight Behavior and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle both by Barbara Kingsolver (one of my favorite authors). The latter is a non-fiction/memoir about her foray into growing food, I believe? Not her usual style, but I love her fiction, so I thought I'd pick it up.

The next book is a historical fiction novel set in WWII called Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum.

Then is The Girl With All the Gifts by MR Carey. I heard this one described as kinda like the Walking Dead, which intrigued me. I definitely don't usually read books like that, but we'll see how this one goes! I think there is also a movie about this book, and a prequel novel has just been released, as well.

I recently got The Girls by Emma Cline just a few days ago.  I'm probably most excited to have gotten this one, as it was fairly hyped when it was released last year (?). It is about a Mason-esque cult, which immediately piques my attention (as it probably does most of us on this site).

Lastly is the ARC, which is called Idaho by Emily Ruskovich.  I honestly don't remember much what this is about but I know it was on my Goodreads want to read list so I picked it up.

 

Let me know your book buying habits! I almost exclusively buy my books from thrift stores (because I am cheap and I enjoy the thrill of the hunt!). I also rely heavily on my library.  The fact that I acquired this many books recently is funny, because I am moving next weekend and was supposed to get rid of things! Oh well... 

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Grimalkin

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      I recently rediscovered Kingsolver. We have Little Free Libraries in my town and I picked up Pigs in Heavan. I forgot what a great writer she is.

      I buy my books at thrift stores too. We have a Savers near me with a pretty good selection.

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clueliss

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I did some major clearing of crap from my apartment a month or two back.  Let go of a lot of books.  Divided them between friends of the library and Goodwill.  Seeing your haul makes me feel even better about the decision to set them free.

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Local Gorilla

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@clueliss Oh but its so painful !!

     I just started anew! I'm starting a leather bound,  and rare book collection, as well as a penguin publishing collection (the nice looking, black editions). They will look beautiful on the walls of my 1920 Victorian (eta apartment lol), instead of the hoarder vibe I previously had going!

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clueliss

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In this case, it wasn't painful.  I was in a whole mode of wanting more space and wanting to free up the engery flow in my apartment.  Which sounds odd but it was very freeing.  

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Grimalkin

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@clueliss I totally agree. My mom was a hoarder and books were her main hoard. At one point she owned a bookstore. Piles and piles of books in every room. It may sound like a dream but it wasn't. It was incredibly unmanageable. My kids could not play at her house because it was dangerous.  A pile once toppled onto my toddler and she got a black eye, among other bruises. That's why I like thrifting books I keep them then donate and continue to find new books to read.

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sawasdee

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I find it seriously difficult to winnow books - even if I have them on my Kindle. I am 3 stacked on my bookshelves now - and anyone moving gives them to me....

I wish  that used books was a thing where I live - but it isn't. Most expats are Scandinavian , and not interested in my English language books.

Part of me would love to diminish my 7,000 plus collection - but I can't bear the thought of a subsequent owner throwing them away.....

Those I don't buy new are from a used bookstore in Bangkok - 3 hours away.

My name is Sawasdee and I have a book addiction......there are piles everywhere :embarrassed:

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