Deconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Review copy for a TLC Tour
Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer
Review copy for a TLC tour
Gulp by Mary Roach (I am SO excited about this one)
For review from WW Norton
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
This is a GORGEOUS illustrated hardback that I received from Harper Collins for review.
I had really planned on avoiding the library sale this spring. I'm trying to make some big changes in the way I spend my money and the excesses in my life. Unfortunately, the number of unread books I own is certainly excessive. So I was going to avoid the library sale. But then we started this remodel and I had nowhere to sit and the sale was happening just down the hall from my office. So I went. And this is what I picked up:
School Girls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap by Peggy Orenstein (you'll recognize her as the author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter)
The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives by Cheryl Jarvis
Slaying the Mermaid: Women and the Culture of Sacrifice by Stephanie Golden
How Sex Works: Why We Look, Smell, Taste, Feel, and Act The Way We Do by Dr. Sharon Moalem
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons
Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood by Naomi Wolf
You may notice a bit of a theme in the books I bought. By the time I went to the sale, most of it was picked over, but they had a great selection of feminist/women's studies books, several of which were already on my TBR list, that no one had touched. I was pretty pleased with what I was able to get for only $14.
How about you, Reader Friends? Picked up anything good lately?