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The Sunday Salon

OK, remember how I said that I was going to cut down on my book buying? Well, that went straight out the window yesterday when I went to my library’s paperback book sale and brought home the following:

The Last Templar, by Michael Jecks (first in the Knights Templar series)

Death in Zanzibar, by MM Kaye. One of Kaye’s mysteries.

A Prologue to Love, by Taylor Caldwell (not sure it it’s historical fiction or what, but the description on the back of the book looked good)

Lion of Ireland, by Morgan Llewellyn (the cover of my edition of this is unbelievably, wonderfully tacky). A novel about Brian Boru, the 10th century Irish king.

The King’s Bishop, by Candace Robb (since I’ve read the first three books in this series, finding the fourth at the sale was perfect)

This brings my collection of owned by unread books up to 83. Basically, I’ve got enough to read from my own collection until the end of the year.! It seems as though I acquire books faster than I actually read them. So as for what I actually read this week:

My Fair Lazy, by Jen Lancaster

The Brothers of Gwynedd Quartet (the for book, Sunrise in the West), by Edith Pargeter

The Campaigners, by Cynthia Harrod Eagles

So, that’s about it… it’s been a quiet weekend around here…


Joanne said…
Looking forward to seeing what you think of M. M. Kaye's mystery novel. I'm currently reading The Far Pavilions and it's wonderful.
Virginie M said…
I spent last Friday in England, in Canterbury and came back ....with twelve new books bought in Waterstone there.I am beyond recovery as far as my book addiction is concerned but it is comforting to see that I am not alone !!!
I have read" Death in Zanzibar" a long time ago and enjoyed it but my favorite other mystery novels remains "Death in Kashmir".
Nymeth said…
I think it takes superhuman strength to stick to a book buying ban once you come across a library sale :P Enjoy your new acquisitions!
Marg said…
I think as soon as you declare that you aren't going to buy books you will find books that you have to have!

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