Look What Just Arrived! (#5)

Well, I went book shopping in Ottawa and was extremely lucky because Chapters had a sale where you could buy three books and get the fourth free.  I bought eight books there, four of which were Christmas presents.  Anyway, here are the books I bought in the store:

  • The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
  • Pillars of Rome by Jack Ludlow
  • Claudius the God by Robert Graves
  • World War Z
  • Antony & Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough

The Crystal Cave is a book I just happened to stumble across and picked it up because it is about Merlin.  As you are probably well aware by now, I love the Arthurian legends.  Pillars of Rome by Jack Ludlow is also a chance find but I picked it up because I love ancient Rome.  Claudius the God by Robert Graves was certainly not chance and it was hidden so well that I actually had to ask one of the clerks to help me find it.  I found it and would have liked to find a more…tasteful…cover but that was the only version they had.  Since I’m desperate to hear of Claudius’ years as Emperor, I wasn’t too picky.  And lucky me, I stumbled across a bunch of Colleen McCullough’s books!  I picked up Antony and Cleopatra because the first book in her Roman series wasn’t available.

Now you’re probably wondering where World War Z fits into all of this.  Well, I was sitting in the airport and noticed that my plane was going to be delayed so I immediately headed for the nearest bookstore.  I hadn’t brought any of the books with me because they were too large to fit into the pocket of my laptop case.  That’s why I bought World War Z: It was long enough to keep me occupied on the long flight back home, but not too long as to be bulky to carry around.  Also, one of my friends who loves zombies recommended it.  He doesn’t recommend books often, so when he does you know it’s good.

So what are you reading now?

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