I want to move into the library! 😀 I think I´m not allowed though (but I haven´t seen a sign prohibiting that now that I think of it), so I´m moving all the books into my flat, bit by bit 🙂 I still have library books I need to finish but let´s just say I´m testing how they´d look in my room.
This weeks I got out six, I couldn´t carry more (I also got some DVDs and they were out of baskets):
An Expert in Murder (Nicola Upson)
I´ve been eyeing this one for a while but now my library finally acquired it so I couldn´t leave it there. I´m always on the hunt for good cozy crimes, and the thirties were an interesting time (go check out Nymeth´s 1930s mini-challenge!) so I´m hoping I´ll enjoy it. I´ve never read any Tey so I hope I won´t have a problem with her as a “fictional” character.
On the Beach (Nevil Shute)
They had the vintage edition, I´m a sucker for this series. And the description on the back sounds interesting enough, in a depressing kind of way. Has anyone read this?
A Graveyard for Lunatics (Ray Bradbury)
I´ve never gotten around to actually reading much more of Bradbury´s works than Fahrenheit 451 and one short story so I´m really looking forward to this book. Bradbury´s take on the movie industry should be fun.
Take the Cannoli (Sarah Vowell)
Emily made me curious about Vowell´s works, and I think I´m going to enjoy this one. I love a chatty but informed style.
The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam (Lauren Liebenberg)
Another Virago book, with a very eye-catching title! Curiously enough the proof copy made it all the way to my German library. So for once I noticed a book because of the title instead of the cover. Progress!?
England, England (Julian Barnes)
This one I had to get after reading Susi´s great review. I wish I could read all those books at the same time, but I´ve noticed recently that although I usually read two books at the same time, I focus on one work and the other does not get my full attention or appreciation. I started this two-book-system so that I could switch according to my mood but perhaps I´ll go back to one book at a time. Perhaps it´s also due to some amazing books I´ve read recently (The Lace Reader could simply not grab me while I also read Songs for the Missing, which was very emotional. I really liked the former when I focused on it). What do you think? Do you prefer to focus on one book or do you switch between a couple of books?