October Book Loot

I try to post something on here at least once a week, but recently, because I haven’t been reading as much, it takes me about 2 weeks before I can post anything. I still don’t have a book review to post – though I will have one soon, so here’s my book loot for the past month:…

September Book Loot

September is my favorite month, so it goes without saying it inspired me to buy books multitudinously (it’s a word….according to Monsieur Alexandre Dumas). I bought 13 books this month, which I thought was the most so far, but looking back, it seems like I had also bought as many books back in February.  Oh…

July Book Loot

Bought several types of books in July – 4 novels, 11 short stories, and 3 technical books.  So, I guess you can say that June was a great month for book buying (not so much for saving money though). I read about 3 books back in July:  Austerlitz (W.G. Sebald), which I read with 2 book buddies, Murder on the Orient…

My Little Black Books

During the weekend, at one of my local bookstores, I discovered these little gems – Penguin’s Little Black Classics. To celebrate their 80th year, Penguin is releasing 80 short books by Classic writers. They are cute, little books that are about 50-60 pages long that cost only around $1.50.  Some are collections of short stories,…

June Book Loot

I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to post a Book Loot article this month because it wasn’t until the last days of June that I actually bought any. A meager 2 books for the whole month, and I didn’t even notice – wow, I must really be in a rut. So, what did I…

The First Half of 2015

Back in January, I was confident that I could accomplish my reading goal of 50 books this year.  Up until February, I was doing pretty well – I was even ahead, according to the Goodreads Reading Challenge tracker.  Come March though, my reading slowed down, partly because I participated in a group reading of Middlemarch. After…

May Book Loot

Unlike April, May was a great book-buying month!  I was able to buy 11 books – 7 brand new ones, and 4 second-hand ones. Most of these I wrote about in an earlier post, about my ever-growing pile of “to-be-read-soon” books. The Familiar, Volume 1 – Mark Z. Danielewski – So, remember the distraction I talked about…

April Book Loot

Slim pickings in the book buying department for the month of April.  I only bought 2 books:  Daniel Deronda by George Eliot, and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. April was pretty much slow in all things bookish.  Apart from buying only 2 books, I read only one book, Death with Interruptions by Jose Saramago, which I…

March Book Loot

I only read one book in March because I was buddy-reading Middlemarch with a couple of people, but that didn’t stop me from buying new (and used) books to read sooner or later.   Before I Go To Sleep – S.J. Watson The Woman in the Dunes – Kobo Abe White Teeth – Zadie Smith Dept.…