In typical Heatherish fashion, I went to the UBS yesterday during my lunch break for a little funk cure. I took a big box full of books ($86 in credit, woot!) and went to town. During the 40 minutes (!) it took her to figure out my credit I browsed and picked up:
1) A Short History of a Small Place by T.R. Pearson, because I heard the small place is actually based on my home town. I just have to see if it is and if I recognize anything.
3) Without Blood by Alessandro Baricco, both because I read Silk by this guy a couple years ago and found it to be haunting and thought provoking. I’ve been meaning to read more by him so I snatched these two up. They look good.
4) Saints and Strangers by Angela Carter, to feed my newly born Angela Carter Obsession.
5) The Geographer’s Library by Jon Fasman, honestly, because it had the word library in the title. And I liked the cover. I am a sucker for an interesting cover.
6) In a Dark Wood Wandering, A Novel of the Middle Ages by Hella S. Haasse because the back made the story sound really good. Lovely bit of historical fiction for this winter.
and 7) Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, because it was one of the books mentioned in The Thirteenth Tale and because it sounds like a great read!
And I still have over $50 in credit left. And I felt a little better. Maybe I should go back…
It’s those few drops of Irish blood I put in there.
Woo, love that little munchkin. Which reminds me, she was singing some made-up song of hers the other night and she was using a munchkin voice, much like in The Wizard of Oz. It was hilariously funny. And she’s never even seen the movie!
One more week until her birthday! Eek!
She’ll be 3. I feel old.