Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Year, New Books!

Quite a few books found their way under my Christmas tree this year!

I found a new French dictionary there, the 2017 Booker Prize winner Lincoln in the Bardo, Paul Madonna's new illustrated novel and Escape from Camp 14, which I had started reading a while back and lost. And somebody is photobombing that picture.

I also got a boxed set of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels (wheeee) and some recentish books that caught my eye- Bandi's The Accusation, a novel from Uzbekistan called The Underground, by Hamid Ismailov, and Sargent's Women, by Donna Lucey, about the notable ladies painted by one of my favorite artists, John Singer Sargent, including Isabella Stewart Gardner and others. Wilder Mann is a neat book of photographs of European folk ritual a customer of mine from Porter Square Books showed me once, and Election there is a signed first edition.

A good haul! What bookish holiday gifts did you get?

1 comment:

Angela said...

It looks like you had a great Christmas! I got some books for Christmas that I was really excited about;
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist
The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane
Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser
I can't wait to read them!