Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Book Haul (17)

It's been a while since I posted any hauls - although don't let that fool you into thinking I haven't been book shopping.  This is from my most recent trip to the used book store.  As always, I'll point out that I almost never spend real money on books - I get everything through trade at our local used book store.  I've left the price tags on these so you can get an idea of how awesome McKays is as far as pricing is concerned:

Here Comes the Bride: Women, Weddings, and the Marriage Mystique (I'm fascinated by weddings and the wedding industry, so this was a must-own)
This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women (had this one on my wish list for quite a while)

Kills Yourself to Life: 85% of a True Story (Klosterman's recounting of a cross-country road trip to tour spots where famous rock stars died)
Fargo Rock City (also by Klosterman - this one about his childhood)

A Prayer for Owen Meany (ok, so yes, I already own this, but I have a MMP that's marked up with various notes - this one is nice and crisp and in perfect condition and trade sized)
The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates

The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things
Bait and Switch (Ehrenreich is a favorite of mine, so this was an automatic buy)

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Funny in Farsi (I've read it and loved it)

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness (another that's been on my wish list forever - it's about a prisoner in a concentration camp who was asked for forgiveness by a Nazi officer and refused to answer.  This collects essays from religious and moral authorities on their interpretation of the event)
IV by Chuck Klosterman (essay collection)

I've also won a few/received a few for review over the past two months or so

The Noble Hustle by Colson Whitehead (won from BookRiot)
Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly Whittemore (won from Read it Forward)

Skinny Bitch Gets Hitched (unsolicited finished copy)
The Lobster Kings (unsolicited finished copy)

Don't Try to Find Me (TLC tour)
The Book of You (also TLC tour - currently reading it and loving it)

Noggin by John Corey Whaley (this one's an audiobook that Luke and I plan to listen to on a road trip later this month - received from the publisher for review)

Anything new on your shelves lately?

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