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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!

Bloomsbury in Australia had a sale at the end of June - 48% off all their books (except Harry Potter of course).  And then last Saturday a local Anglican church's mens group had a book sale.  Add in the fortuitous timing of a few pre-orders I received at the same time, and I ended up falling off the shrink-the-tbr wagon.  Hard.


New books:


A little variety here because of the Bloomsbury sale (there are more on the way, btw).  Some science, a theology and a language book, but mostly mysteries, including The Thirty-Nine Steps, which I've been meaning to get for ages now and they had it for $5. 


Old books (church book sale books):


Yes, I bought two dictionaries because MT and I have been on a Scrabble-playing jag and a digital dictionary just isn't as convenient as a printed one (or two).  The book just atop The Franchise Affair ($5 Folio!) is Frenchman's Creek by du Maurier.  Most of these I bought on a whim based on author name or, in the case of the Christies, because they were the most retro covers (there was a huge stack of vintage Christie paperbacks, but I was good and only picked a few).  The Horrible Histories I bought because my history knowledge is woeful - especially ancient and British - so even the basics will be more than I had before, and my nieces can have them when I'm done.