Monday, March 18, 2013

Book Haul (9)

I feel like I've been away from the blog forever, but in actuality it's really only been a few days.  Less than a week, I think.  Work has been crazy - we remodeled, which meant moving from space to space as things were painted and refloored and all that.  But I'm finally settled back in my little library and should be back on track with my blogging.  It's been a while since I've posted a book haul because I've been doing a really good job of limiting my review commitments and avoiding buying new books (mostly).  Here's what I've picked up in the past few weeks:

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?

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