Jenna at Meandering in a Field of Words tagged me for the Lucky 7 meme, and, since it seems to be whatever one wants it to be, I thought I'd share my seven most recent book purchases! Not that I needed books, but sometimes one can't help it...
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: With Artwork by Yayoi Kusama There's a blog responsible for this one...but I can't remember who. This is going to be a birthday present for my husband, who's an Alice aficionado, and who doesn't read my blog unless I ask him to. It might take up to two months to get here, so I decided to order early....
Which meant that I needed another book for free shipping, so I preordered Ordinary Magic, by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway, which I knew I had to have after reading about it at Paige in Training.
Fortunatly it won't get here till May, which will give me time (d.v.) to enjoy Banner of the Damned, by Sherwood Smith, which I am just twitching to read, but it's long, and it is a ways till the weekend. I can't enjoy long books on homework nights.
With that order came Far Away Across the Sea by Toon Tellegen, illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg, which I have been wanting for over a year because I LOVE Letter to Anyone and Everyone (my review) with a mad passion. Happily, it is short, and if all goes well and I don't run screaming into the street etc. I will peacefully be reading it to the boys later tonight.
(pause while I am inadvertently made part of my son's sixth grade diversity reading group blog. Never accept an invitation to join a group blog when someone else's blog is open on your computer, which is what my son just did. SIGH. Hi anyone from that particular sixth grade who happens to be reading this! edited to add: I extricated myself after a brief panic...so much for all the new readers I might have gotten...)
Back to books.
The fifth book I recently bought was Vodnik, by Bryce Moore, a new one from Tu (multicultural sci fi/fantasy). Ironically, a review copy arrived the same day as my purchased book did, but I'm enjoying it lots, and am happy to have one for me, and one for my local library!
The sixth book I went to the bookstore for, because the library was closed and my little one had to have it right away (fortunately, the bookstore is just up the road)--Warriors #3: Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter. I don't plan on reading it myself, but it sure made me happy to see him happy! (and quiet. As opposed to swinging a baseball bat around inside the living room, as was the case this evening. He said he had to do it for homework. I didn't feel strong enough to ask why).
And the seventh new arrival was only a quasi purchase, inasmuch as it was from Paperback Book Swap (but I still had to pay the postage for Magic Puppy Paws, or whatever the book scrounged from the rejects at the end of the last library booksale was)--Contested Histories in Public Space: Memory, Race, and Nation, which is work-related.
Now all I need is the time to read them all, plus the other fine and tasty books in my piles!