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Welcome to my weekly Saturday feature here at Erin Reads, where I highlight new books that have entered my life, what I’ve been reading, and what’s happened on Erin Reads over the past week.
Just a few Half Price Books acquisitions to share this week:
- The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry: I tried this novel on audio a few years ago, but though I liked the writing, the recording didn’t do much for me. It was, however, highly recommended by a customer at my old bookstore job, so I’m interested to read it.
- Netherland by Joseph O’Neill: I’m really not even sure what this one is about, only that, for a dollar, I would like to read it!
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls: I loved Walls’s memoir when I listened to it a couple of years back. I always like having a hard copy of books I enjoy on audio.
- The Treasury of English Short Stories, edited by Nancy Sullivan: My favorite clearance section find, this volume features short fiction from a ton of well-known authors.
Here are the books I’ve added to my TBR list thanks to other bloggers:
- Black Swan Green by David Mitchell, reviewed on things mean a lot: I’ve only really ever heard about Cloud Atlas by Mitchell, so I was interested to read a review of one of his other books.
- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (audiobook), reviewed on my books. my life.: The first book in Fforde’s Thursday Next series, which I’ve always meant to read, is apparently good on audio!
- Lonely by Emily White, reviewed on Sophisticated Dorkiness: This one sounds like a nice balance between memoir and straight nonfiction, dealing with the topic of loneliness.
Read This Week
This week I finished Northanger Abbey, my first Jane Austen novel. I’m still slowly making my way through Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, and I’ve begun The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Ranier Maria Rilke for my book group. I need to pick up something quick!
On audio, I finished up Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld, then felt a little restless. I tried and abandoned a few books before settling on Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, read by Jim Dale (so how can it be bad?). It’s good, but a little silly for my current mood. I’m looking forward to wrapping it up and starting something new.
Erin Reads Recap
- I started the week with a Sunday Salon post in which I shared the results of the previous week’s reader survey.
- On Monday I passed along the many blog subscription management tips I received from readers.
- On Tuesday, I announced the winner of my birthday giveaway and shard a list of Erin Reads readers’ favorite books.
- Wednesday’s Classics Reclamation Project post looked at Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.
- Thursday I posted my thoughts on The Absent Traveler by Randall DeVallance.
- Finally, yesterday, I declared my intention to participate in Bloggiesta and posted my weekend goals, which I’ll be updating as the event continues. So far, so good!
How was your reading week? Do tell!