Further Acquisitions

Yes I have more books to show you that I have bought, though to justify this I did have an Amazon Voucher and this lovely pile of books only cost me £9! I think this is going to be the last of the book buying for a while at least until April. I am not sure I can hold out, as the wish list is ever growing but I will try.

Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express. Much discussion and searching of rooms at Christmas when it was found my mum did not own this book, despite the number of Agatha Christie books she does own! As the David Suchet version was also shown on Christmas Day, we both wanted to see how it compared to the book.

Ali McNamara – From Notting Hill with Love…Actually. I had seen this book reviewed on other book blogs and to be honest, I just wanted some pure escapism and a feel good factor as I need it at the moment.

Alan Bradley – The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag. The next Flavia De Luce mystery. I loved the first and was surprised that I enjoyed it so much. So fingers crossed for the second.

Kate Morton – The Distant Hours. Have read the first two of Morton’s books so wanted to see what the third was like, and I had seen good reviews around the web. A bit of a shock thought, I did not realise it was so big and heavy! Perhaps I should have waited for the paperback.

Rebecca Hunt – Mr Chartwell. I found out about this book through the Radio 2 Book Club, and since the inception of this, this is the only book that has appealed to me. Especially when I got the chance to read the first few pages through the website. That is my normal tester for books. It appeals to me probably because of the history element involving Winston Churchill and his ‘Black Dog’ something which I can relate to.

This book was not bought but borrowed off my mum’s shelves. I have recently read and reviewed Nicola Upson – Two for Sorrow which features the real life author Josephine Tey (although that is not her real name). I thought in terms of my reading education I should perhaps actually read one of Josephine Tey’s novels. I have picked up The Franchise Affair because it is the best known. So another book is added to my TBR list. I just love the Penguin cover as well.

These books were not delivered to me, I was left a ‘you were out’ card despite being in and my dad kindly picked them up for me from the sorting office last Tuesday. I did not pick them up until Sunday. It was a lovely treat after the first week (well 4 days) back at work for 2011!

10 thoughts on “Further Acquisitions

  1. As I’ve read The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag, I really need to get & read The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie!

  2. I got The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag for Christmas but haven’t read it yet. I’m looking forward to it because I loved The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie!

    I’ve been considering buying The Distant Hours too, but as I still have an unread copy of The House at Riverton I think I’ll wait until I’ve read that one first.

  3. The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag and The Distant Hours are in my TBR, and look good but The Franchise Affair I have read and I most definitely recommend.

    I’m doing things the other way around with Murder in the Orient Express. I loved the book but I still have to catch up with David Suchet on DVD.

  4. I enjoyed Murder on the Orient Express years ago and The Franchise Affair more recently. I love vintage crime.

    I’m sure that postmen tiptoe up my path to deliver ‘you weren’t in’ cards. Maddening!

  5. Hi Jo,

    I read ‘Murder On The Orient Express’ many years ago and have seen various film and television adaptations of it.

    I recorded the Christmas Day film, as I really wanted to see how David Suchet handled the role, but have not got around to watching it yet, as hubbie can’t stand it, so I need to find some me time, when I have the place to myself.

    Then it would be good to re-read the book.

  6. From Notting Hill certainly has the feel good factor.

    I enjoyed this one over the holidays and recently interviewed the author on my blog.



  7. Interesting loot, I have still to read either Agatha Christie or Kate Morton…I know scandalous! So look forward to your reviews you may finally sway me.

  8. Wow. great loot and only 9 pounds, wow!! I just read Alan Bradly’s book and liked it too, looking forward to your review of the 2nd and I have that Agatha Christie as well.

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