So, this was it. The day I officially said, "I've had enough of the Double Dog Dare Challenge! There are some new books I need to buy!" Look below for what tempted me:
It felt darn good to buy new books again. And let myself start reading one right away. I know I bought the other ones for my surgery, but I ended up only reading one of them. So I was going on the
'I read all my own books but one, that I bought after Dec 31' idea, for the challenge. This is my official surrender. I love shiny new books! I am a proud bookaholic. I love my new books!!
The Peter Lovesey was the first time I saw it in paperback, today, so I grabbed it. The Agency series looks fabulous, A Spy in the House is book one. I mean, a spy agency filled with top secret female investigators, set in Victorian England? I'm not sure why I haven't paid attention to it before. I know it's been mentioned here and there on blogs. I can't remember who was writing about it this past week, that made me put it in stars in my 'to get' journal I carry with me. And A Monster Calls - I've been waiting for AGES for it to come out in softcover, and finally, it's here. *happy dance*!
St Patrick's Day Reading
I also have just realized there are only 3 days left until St Patrick's Day. Part of the reason I gave in to the books above, was because Lesa at Lesa's Book Critiques had this wonderful post on Irish books to read. Her review in the same post of Buried in A Bog made me want to.read. the. book. right. now. This is what prompted me to run to the bookstore on my way home from work, tonight. Buried in A Bog is the book I've started reading right away. It's been ages since I read a cosy mystery, and I am really enjoying it. Set in a tiny village in Cork, it's a lot of fun so far. Below, are the rest of the books I pulled from my shelves for reading for St Patrick's Day, and to celebrate being part Irish myself.
I'm sorry the photo is sideways. It won't load onto the post properly. Grr. I know I won't get them all read by Sunday. But I get to choose, and that's part of the fun.
What are you reading for St Patrick's Day?