I don’t have nearly enough books, so Hobgoblin and I checked out a library sale yesterday evening, and I came home with five new novels. It’s a good thing I don’t hear about all the library sales in my area, because there must be dozens of them, and if we knew about them, we’d visit them, and then … well, then we’d be in trouble.
Here’s what I got. It was an evening for women’s fiction:
- Barbara Pym, An Unsuitable Attachment
- Barbara Pym, A Glass of Blessings
- Elizabeth Von Arnim, The Enchanted April
- Monica Dickens, Joy and Josephine
- Anita Brookner, A Family Romance
But that’s not it. From Bookmooch I recently got or will soon receive these:
- Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
- Jessie Fauset, There is Confusion
- George Gissing, New Grub Street
- Elizabeth George, Payment in Blood
I didn’t particularly enjoy the first Elizabeth George book I read, but enough people said the series gets better and enough people I respect have enjoyed her books that I thought I’d give her another try.
But that’s still not it. Oneworld Classics sent me a copy of Victor Hugo’s The Last Day of a Condemned Man, and I bought Chandra Prasad’s On Borrowed Wings (based on Danielle’s post) and Dawn Powell’s Dance Night (for the Slaves of Golconda) at local bookstores.
Oh, dear. I’m probably going to Manhattan with Hobgoblin this weekend, where we will probably venture into some bookshops, and I’m going on vacation starting next Thursday, during which I will probably visit some bookshops, and then there are a couple more library sales coming up, which I will almost certainly visit. Time to buy some more book shelves?