Category Archives: In My Mailbox
A trip to a local indie bookstore the weekend before last yielded a small pile of books. I did not intend to buy so many but I apparently can’t be trusted in a bookstore by myself. I should have left my purse in the car and just taken the cash I meant to spend with me. I’m weak! Weak, I tell you!
Anyway, this week has seen added to my bookshelf…
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (I’m about 150 pages into it and frustrated with the slow pace.)
I also picked up two books for my friend Jamie’s young 14 month old daughter, Allyson.
(I might wait a few years to give her The Little Prince. I don’t want her to destroy it and every child needs a copy of The Little Prince.)
Plus a book of Herbal Cookery by the Saint Louis Herb Society from which I’ve already made great mint tea from.
I’m planning another trip to a different indie bookstore this weekend, this one a used bookstore. I’m fairly certain this will not end well for my budget. See ya!
In December I won a gift card to Barnes & Noble through one of the blog hops and then for Christmas my brother gave me an Amazon.com gift card. I finally got off my butt the past week and spent them both. I wanted to get Witchlander by Lena Coakley because it was my favorite book in 2011 and I thought that deserved having its own copy in my library. Plus, I’m really hoping she writes a sequel. (Please! Please! Write a sequel!) But the Barnes & Noble didn’t have any copies (I was shocked!), so I had to buy it through Amazon.com.
Instead, from Barnes & Noble I got a thesaurus and a character trait guide book for my writing. I have dictionaries and a set of encyclopedias but I didn’t have a thesaurus. I thought I should probably get one. Then my friend, let’s call her S, had this character trait book and descriptive word index that I covet but that’s been out of print for years and I really, really want one but found this character trait book that looked good instead. With the gift card I won I ended up spending a little less than $5 on both. Sweet!
Then through Amazon.com I got Witchlander by Lena Coakley but for some reason they only had hard copies. I would have preferred a paperback but Amazon whacked me with a rolled up newspaper and told me no. So I ordered the hard copy. (Stupid Amazon.) Then I had been trying to find some witchy books by Judika Illes but could never find them in the stores. (I hate ordering things online. I prefer to actually look at a book before buying it. Especially non-fiction books.) I have other books by Judika Illes (The Encyclopedia of Witches was good.) and I know she has a lot of spells books and index books. So, I bought the Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells. (All the gods, what a fat book. Ugh!) With the gift card I spent just under $10.
I won a few books for a Christmas hop and a necklace I should get pictures up for. We’ll do that next week. Later!