Book haul for the last couple of weeks - 2/27-3/9 2016

It's been an abundance of riches in the book department around here. Both from the library and a few purchases, there have been far too many books begging for my attention.


Library Books:



The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland - Jim DeFedeEvery Trick in the Book - Lucy ArlingtonMeow If It's Murder - T.C. LoTempioA Disguise to Die For - Diane VallereSnow White Red-Handed (A Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery) - Maia Chance



Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies - Alastair BonnettA is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie - Kathryn HarkupFront Cover: Great Book Jackets and Cover Design - Alan PowersBizarre Books - Russell Ash, Brian LakeSalt to the Sea - Ruta Sepetys, Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron, Cassandra Morris, Michael CrouchFrom Mother Goose to Dr. Seuss: Children's Book Covers 1880-1960 - Harold Darling, Seymour ChwastWe Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy: Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures - Maurice Sendak


One I got in February I just finished, Snow White Red-Handed, and I still have quite a few out from the library haul before that. These fall into two categories: books I've just seen reviewed and had to try and books I'm desperately trying to remove from my TBR list. We'll see how well this goes. I did return Back to the Front as it was not what I expected and not what I was wanting to read right now. I looks very interesting but I think I'll enjoy it more another time.


I also got the movie Le corbeau. This is based on a case mentioned in The Science of SH. A CD I checked out, This Other Eden: A Landscape of English Poetry and Song, turned out to be a hidden gem. It's made up of famous English poetry talking about the land, etc. and combines some sung by Kitty Whately and some read by others. One of them is Kevin Whately, the singer's father and the actor most people know as Lewis. The CD had me when he recited one of my favorite poems about England - Shakespeare's This Sceptre'd Isle from Richard II.



Books I Bought:


 Tales: Short Stories Featuring Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford - Charles ToddThe Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy


 I had to pick this up as it was being offered for 1.99 or .99 (I can't remember which) and is the only one my library doesn't have. I'm not sure how much I'll like the stories give how The Walnut Tree wasn't my favorite but at least the Bess Crawford tales have Bess as the main character! A big thank you and hug goes to Murder by Death for giving my the heads up on The Folio Society's Scarlet Pimpernel. I immediately started looking for a copy and was lucky enough to not only find a really great copy for very little but one shipping from within the US. That meant I got it even quicker than I thought I would. It's not left my side since. It's is absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to read it!