Borders Buys

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As most of you in the States know, Borders is closing their doors.  While this is sad, it also means my personal library grew by several books.  Some I needed, others were merely impulse buys.  I like those kind.  Since these will mostly become my to-read books over the next few weeks, I’ve uploaded them here.

From bottom to top:

  • Poison Study – Maria V. Snyder (YA)
  • Slip of the Knife – Denise Mina (Crime, 3rd in the Paddy Meehan series)
  • Delirium – Lauren Oliver (YA, Dystopian)
  • White Cat – Holly Black (YA, Fantasy)
  • Friends, Lovers, Chocolate – Alexander McCall Smith (Crime, Scottish)
  • Extraordinary – Nancy Werlin (YA, Fantasy)
  • The Sherlockian – Graham Moore (Mystery)
  • Doors Open – Ian Rankin (Crime, Scottish)
  • The Black Book – Ian Rankin (Crime, 5th in Rebus Series)
  • Hide and Seek – Ian Rankin (Crime, 2nd in Rebus Series)
  • Chalice – Robin McKinley (YA?, Fantasy)
  • Violence – Zizek (Philosophy, and don’t worry, I will not review it here)
  • Top two are journals/notebooks. I am a sucker for those.
  • Not Pictured: Anansi Boys – Neil Gaiman (Fantasy – this one had actually gotten put on a shelf, so it missed the picture, and I am too tired to retake it)
  • Also Not Pictured: Iron Witch – Karen Mahoney (YA, Fantasy – same reason as above)

Poison, Delirium, White Cat, Extraordinary, Sherlockian, Anansi Boys, and Chalice were all random buys.  Though I like Black, Werlin, Gaiman, and McKinley, so I have high hopes.  I have read the Rankins, but did not own the hard copies.  I actually like philosophy, and Violence can prove useful for the PhD proposal.  Mina and McCall Smith are also helpful for the PhD proposal.  Actually, I didn’t much like the first of McCall Smith’s Sunday Philosophy Club and the book here is the second.  Interesting from a studying point of view, but not really as a book.  And like I said, journals are just plain fun.  There’s also a good chance I bought a couple more books that got put away on a shelf, but if there were more I think I would feel a bit bad about how much money I spent.  I do think I’m done though, since Borders was empty of Rankins, Minas, and basically everything else.

Let’s hope at least some of these books turn out to be good!  And if not, they’ll look good on my shelf. Ha.

And thanks to ReadingFuelledByTea for this blog post idea.


4 thoughts on “Borders Buys

    readingwithtea said:
    September 3, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    My sister has lent me Delirium so I will be reading right along with you!

      breathingfiction responded:
      September 3, 2011 at 10:36 PM

      I am reading Extraordinary at the moment, then Tooth and Nail by Rankin, then Delirium I think. I don’t do well with reading more than one book at once – I tend to forget which events/characters belong in which book. lol

    Heather Muir said:
    September 3, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    I really liked White Cat though I can’t remember why I loved it. And I still haven’t picked up the next book. Ah well. And I need to read Robin Mckinley’s Chalice for sure. I haven’t read near enough of her books.

      breathingfiction responded:
      September 3, 2011 at 10:37 PM

      I’m excited for White Cat because I really liked her Tithe series (one of the best of the fae novels if you ask me). I actually first discovered Robin McKinley’s Beauty in 8th grade or something, and always meant to read more of her books.

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