Sunday, December 13, 2009

Recent book loot

I know that I haven't been buying books lately, so my recent splurge on book buying was just so satisfying. I bought new hardbacks like there was no tomorrow. The feeling of buying a load of books is just so incomparable.

Here's what I bought:


  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - I make it a point to read the Booker winner every year.
  • The City and the City by China Mieville - It's supposed to be a fusion of the fantasy and the detective genre.
  • The Lost City of Z by David Grann - I have always been fascinated by the Amazon.
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - I haven't read young adult fiction for a long time and this sounds like the perfect read. I've been hearing a lot of good things about it.
And I also bought a few paperbacks which I've always wanted to have.

As you can see, I've a taste for sensational and gothic fiction lately, that's why I bought Daphne Du Maurier's Jamaica Inn, Dianne Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale, Lewis's The Monk, and Ellen Wood's East Lynne, which is said to be the "grandmother" of sensational novels. (Oh, I forgot: I didn't actually buy East Lynne. A good friend gave it to me.)

So now that I got my retail therapy fix, it's now time for some serious reading!

22 comments:

savidgereads said...

What a wonderful bookish haul that is! Wolf Hall is wonderful cant wait for your thoughts on that. The City and The City intrigues me though I havent quite had the final urge to read it, maybe your review will push me. I soooooo want to read The Lost City of Z!

In the paperbacks - hoorah and double hoorah! East Lynne and Jamacia Inn are two of my favs! Cannot wait to hear your thoughts on them and The Monk which I am keen to try.

Peter S. said...

Hi, Simon! I can't wait to read these books as well!

josbookshelf said...

Wonderful loot! Wolf Hall, City and The City, and The Lost City of Z seem like books I'd go for as well.

I have the Thirteenth Tale in my TBR. Hmmmm...I think I'll go into the synopsis of each of your books and see if I should add them to my wishlist. I usually like the books you share with us in this blog. :)

It's not even 2010 and I'm piling up my wishes like crazy!

nanscorner said...

I've been wanting to read The Lost City of Z. I added it to my TBR list awhile ago, but I keep forgetting to see if it's in at the library.

Happy reading!

Peter S. said...

Hi, Jo! I just wish that I could go through these books before the year ends!

Hello, nanscorner! Thanks! Happy reading to you too!

~*Ruby*~ said...

hi peter! how are you? long time no talk! :D

did you go to the flippers xmas party yday?

woot woot on your loot! where did you get beautiful creatures? how much was wolf hall & where did you get it from? [sorry too many questions]

hope to see you soon! =)

theliterarystew said...

What a great bunch of books you bought! You'll love East Lynne. I've also been hearing a lot about Beautiful Creatures. Can't wait for your review.

Peter S. said...

Hi, Ruby! No, I wasn't able to go to the FFP's Christmas party, since it was also our company party.

I got Wolf Hall (Php 1,100) and Beautiful Creatures (Php 700) from Powerbooks!

Peter S. said...

Hi, theliterarystew! I've been hearing a lot about East Lynne, and I can't wait to read this sensational novel!

Diane said...

Great books there. I'm especially interested in reading more reviews on Wolf Hall. ENJOY!

Peter S. said...

Hi, Diane! I've started reading the first few pages of Wolf Hall. So far, it's very interesting.

StephanieD said...

I understand exactly how you feel since I went on a book splurge too, only I got 4 books for a dollar from the library(!!!) and borrowed innumerable ones. My book bag was bursting, my arms were full of books, and my heart was bursting with happiness. Ahhh.

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

Every time I go on a book buying ban, I regret it, because when I go off it, I go a little crazy! :) I can't wait for your review of Beautiful Creatures-I've heard good things about it.

mel u said...

some really great books-I read the 13th tale recently and liked it a lot

Peter S. said...

@StephanieD: Oh my goodness! That's so wonderful!

@A Buckeye Girl Reads: I'm reading Beautiful Creatures now, and I am loving it!

@mel u: I'll check out your review.

Ryan G said...

Great books there. I'm trying to curb my book buying for the rest of the month but it's a little hard to keep the dampers on. I liked The Thirteenth Tale when it came out buy wasn't blown away by it.

Peter S. said...

Hi, Ryan! Almost everyone has something good to say about The Thirteenth Tale.

Book Chick City said...

Great mailbox! Lots of books I have on my shelves or on my wishlist. I hope you have fun reading them all :)

stacybuckeye said...

I really enjoyed 13th Tale. And I want to read Wolf Hall soon! Good loot :)

theliterarystew said...

Hey Peter - left you note on an old post. Not sure you read it. Where'd you get the Little Stranger by Sarah Waters? Can't find it anywhere.

Peter S. said...

Hi, Mrs. B. I got it from Fully Booked. It's a hardback. Check out their shelves which are labeled "large format."

theliterarystew said...

hmmm, maybe I'll wait for paperback. Unless you want to swap yours?