No usual update this week, because I was on vacation and didn’t get much of a chance to read and write. I have, however, acquired more books since my last haul, so this seems like an opportunity to show them off. Once again, many of them are ebooks that were on my TBR list and happened to be on sale…a consequence of finally getting my own a debit card. Well, I’m not complaining.
Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature by Robert Darnton : I went to the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. (it was awesome), and they had a lot of books in the gift shop, both fiction and nonfiction, and I really wanted to pick up a nonfiction that interested me to read outside of my comfort zone. I almost picked up a book about spies throughout American history, but then I saw this, and I’m really glad I did because it’s right up my alley and I think I’ll learn a lot. It focuses on the effects on literature of the censorship in Bourbon France, British India, and Soviet East Germany. (Have I mentioned I really like history? I love history.)
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett: I’ve wanted to read this for a while, and it was a monthly deal, so I couldn’t resist it. I’ve really only read one Discworld novel so far, but I love the satire, and I’m interested in how this one crosses over with kidlit/YA. (The Kindle edition is still just $5.)
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: This was a Kindle Daily Deal, and I had to pick it up because the book was such a hit last year and it’s historical fiction about women during World War II…did I mention I love history?
The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey: I’m not very interested in zombies, but I’ve heard such great things about this that I was curious. I honestly don’t know much else, but I want to go into this one fairly blind. (Unfortunately, it seems that the Kindle deal for this one was limited and has since expired.)
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown: As I mentioned earlier, I’m looking to expand into more nonfiction, and this was a book that was recommended on the Book Riot podcast and caught my attention because I have a lot of trouble taking risks. Book Riot also alerted me that this book was on a daily ebook sale, so I picked it up and I’m hoping to get to it soon.
Have you read any of these? What books have you acquired recently, bought or library?