I had a birthday recently, and what did I do with some of my birthday money? Buy books, of course! I’d been number six on the hold list for Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins, but for some reason my library system hasn’t gotten copies in yet. I couldn’t wait any longer. (Hardcore Atkinson fan here.) I’m about 100 pages in and so far it’s brilliant, as her novels are.
Here are other books I’ve recently acquired:
- The Lottery and Other Stories – Shirley Jackson (Still on my Jackson kick, and I’ve never read any of her other stories besides “The Lottery.”)
- Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibson (I’m in the mood for 20th century British stuff right now.)
- The Borrower – Rebecca Makkai (used trade paperback) (A book about a librarian – and I really enjoyed her newer novel, The Hundred Year House.)
- Mislaid – Nell Zink (I won this through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway – looks interesting!)
Now, does anyone know how I can acquire some more time in which to read these and the other delightful, enticing books accumulating on my bookshelves? I have stopped putting anything else on my library hold list for a while, at least till I make a dent in my pile. That should help a bit. So tell me – what books have you recently acquired? Are you finding time to read them?