Another trip to Half-Price Books, another four inches added to my TBR pile. I did happen to take a bag full of books to trade in though so it's not that bad! In fact, the books started setting off the seat sensor on the passenger side and so my car "ding"ed at me for half of the trip to the store. I thought it was an electrical glitch until I figured out the car thought there was a person-in-peril in the seat next to me! I ended up belting-in my books for the last couple miles.
So, I picked up
The Magicians by Lev Grossman -- the more I hear about this book, the more I want to read it.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith -- I saw the movie a few years ago and have been thinking about reading the book for a while. Someone else read it recently (let me know if it was you!) and well, how could I pass up a $2 copy?
Big Fish by Daniel Wallace -- I actually own this movie because I loved it so much (and it was by Tim Burton who I adore). I've heard good things about the book too and so here it is.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith -- And yes, I also watched the first season of the cable series this past year and it whet my appetite for the books. So I guess that I have tv and movies to thank for three of my book acquisitions this time.
and The Big Science Fair by Dan Yaccarino -- this is another in the Blast Off Boy and Blorp series and Z was excited to find it!
I also won a $25 Amazon gift certificate during BBAW. I must have had good karma to get back exactly what I gave out. ::grin:: I used it to buy my own copies of The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo and The Serial Garden by Joan Aiken, both of which were library books that I reviewed recently and loved and wanted on our shelves for Z's future reading. In the meantime, I will most likely read them again!
I've also started getting a bunch of review copies again. I scaled it back for a while to work on my TBR piles and to have time for all of my R.I.P. reads but you will see more new and exciting titles here in November!
Seriously in need of a new bookshelf (or three),