Look What Just Arrived! (#4)

I went shopping last Saturday and not only discovered that the bookstore owner knows my first name, but also seems to know my reading tastes.  This would be normal if it was in my small town, but the bookstore I shop at is in a city an hour away.  Okay, obviously I buy a lot of books.  So what did I buy this time? (For those of you concerned about my spending, don’t worry.  These were all in the ‘Almost New’ section.)

  • Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey
  • Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
  • Kushiel’s Scion by Jacqueline Carey
  • The Mummy or Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice
  • The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
  • The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir

Yes, I’m sticking with the Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey.  I love her writing style and her world-building.  I am also very curious as to where the series will go right now.  The Mummy is one I’ve had my sights on for years, but alas, it is mostly out of print.  When I saw it in the used section I nearly caused an avalanche (the books are stacked up on the shelves so there’s more room) to get it.  The last three books about the Tudors are evidence of the bookstore owner’s knowledge of my reading tastes.  Of course Philippa Gregory is excellent, but after Lisa Jennings reviewed Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir, I discovered a new take on the Tudors.

So what are you reading this weekend?


  1. Caleb Flanagan

    I just finished cleaning out my Kindle of all the books I had purchased earlier in the year. Now I’m trying to catch up on writing the reviews for all of them. As for this weekend I’m waffling between starting in on “Gone with the Wind”, or Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Unholy Night.”

    • Carrie Slager

      I’ve heard of that book, but nothing thought of picking it up. I might one day to get better insight into what I’m reading, but I think I’ll wait for your review! See if it’s worth all of the fuss. 🙂

    • Carrie Slager

      Maybe one of these days I’ll attempt Anna Karenina, but not anytime soon. I’ve been doing a lot of heavy reading lately so it’s about time for some more light-hearted material.

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