I'm glad you enjoyed Susannah of the Yukon
Sadly, I haven't had any success tracking down any of the other books in the series either.
Glad you made it through The Returning
(more or less
). How are you liking the Nikki Boyd Files
I'm glad you're enjoying Death by Living
And you're welcome. Though I should take my own advice and actually read it too.
Haha! Yes, letting your parents see how many books you own, and how many books you own you really don't want/need can be a bit nerve-wracking. Both my parents are bibliophiles, though my mom is much better at clearing out books than my dad; still, my dad has been unimpressed at how many books are still in my room after moving two bookshelves worth out.
I didn't show him how many I bought at the booksale either...
Too bad about TBG, stwin.
Glad you enjoyed your TDC reread, though, and that Caraval
has been good enough so far.
Ahaha, yes... XD I don't even have a shelf for re-reads I know I want to keep.
Oooh, I like your idea of reading a book to buy a book!
I did like the booksale; more on that in a minute.
I finally finished A Man Called Intrepid
It was really good, though the ending caught me a bit off-guard. Lots of fascinating information in the book...
I also ended up reading G.K. Chesterton's Daylight and Nightmare
over the weekend; it's a collection of mini-stories. Most of them are a page or two in length, though a few are shorter and a few more longer. It was interesting, but overall I rather enjoyed it.
Still not sure what to read next, though.
I pulled a book off my to-reread-and-get-rid-of-as-needed shelf before the booksale, but I put it back after coming back with a big box of books (...no comment). I also got asked today by one of the ladies at church if I'd read the Sayers books I'd gotten for Christmas yet.
And so on and so forth.
I got something like 26 books at the booksale for less than ten dollars.
Most of them were children's books, but I also got a copy of The Unfinished Tales
by Tolkien, a book about women of the western US, a biography of Eric Liddell, and a book about evening gowns by an art museum.
Selections of the childrens books include a book about Tolkien (...so YA falls under childrens books at the sale and apparently this counted as YA), a Zilpha Keatley Snyder (The Famous Stanley Kidnapping Case
- I'm still hoping to find another book of hers I like as well as The Velvet Room
), a copy of Blue Willow
by Doris Gates (this will go to someone else), and a couple of books in The Young Underground
series by Robert Elmer (Danish resistance in WWII through the eyes of set of pre-teen twins). I got several books to give to other people and probably most of the books will get read and either given away or donated back, but for the price...
BUT. Funny story about the Elmer books. We had gotten copies of them from another library booksale (ex-libra) when we were younger and loved them. Different sisters got different books from the series, so no one is really sure who owns which. But I dove for them when I found them at the booksale and, lo and behold, they were ex-libra from the same library booksale we would've gotten them from years back. One of my sisters had to cull a lot of her books this past year, so I figured she had culled these. But I was texting her earlier and she said she thought she still had the entire series. I pulled the books out to double-check that they were ex-libra and flipped open the front page - our name is in them. BOTH OF THEM. o_O So. Either another sister accidentally got rid of them, the first sister's husband culled them and she didn't catch it (...this is what I think happened, but she still needs to check if she has hers), or somehow we lent them out and they never came back? I'm not sure, and it's a bit compounded by the possibility we had duplicates of some of the books. But it's weird.