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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Book Haul for June 17

Women Who Read Are Dangerous - Stefan Bollman, Karen Joy Fowler How Reading Changed My Life - Anna Quindlen Books of a Feather - Kate Carlisle Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure - Nancy Atherton Ham Bones - Carolyn Haines Arkansas Traveler (A Benni Harper Mystery #8) - Earlene Fowler Seven Sisters (A Benni Harper Mystery #7) - Earlene Fowler Wishbones - Carolyn Haines An Angel to Die For - Mignon F. Ballard Angel at Troublesome Creek - Mignon F. Ballard

This haul looks bigger than it is, as the first 4 are the only new books I received this week.

 

The last 6 are 'upgrades' - hardcovers I bought to replace paperbacks, during the Memorial Day sale at BetterWorldBooks.  

 

I have to say I was mightily disappointed with BWB this go around.  I think I have a fairly open mind about what they consider a 'good' book, and I expect their books to be just a little less nice than used books elsewhere with equivalent ratings.  But when our order arrived... ugh!  The box was well packed and jostling wasn't possible during the very long transit, but it looks like when they packed the box, they shoved the books in without any care - several the of the book jackets are wrinkled or ripped - all suspiciously in the same way, in the same area of the book (the bottoms).

 

We also got two without any jackets at all, which irritates me, but I can't swear the listing didn't say 'no jacket' so I'm willing to believe I wasn't paying close enough attention.

 

Ah well, c'est la vie.

 

Total new books: 4

Total books read: 3

Total physical TBR: 215

 

Happy weekend everyone!