I bought a few more books. I am always buying a few more books. I figure everyone has their indulgences, some people spend lots of money on coffee or wine or shoes. I spend my money on books and books are more affordable than wine or shoes. I did manage to have books delivered on both the recent snow days. That made me happy.
I have read all of Barbara Pym's books but I don't own them all so I am trying to remedy that. I know very little about her life so I also got a copy of her autobiography. It is edited by Hazel Holt. I have read and enjoyed her series of cozy mysteries. I believe the two were good friends. It is written using diaries and letters which is a format I enjoy. It satisfies my nosy side.
I like the cover of this book. Elizabeth Taylor writes such quiet yet incisive novels. I think I might have read this one years ago but I am not sure. Anyway, I get to read it now.
I love E.H. Young's books and I hear very good things about Miss Mole. From what I can tell, it is generally supposed to be the best of her works. The back cover describes it as her masterpiece and it won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1930. That is not a prize I have heard of but a prize winning book is a prize winning book.
I also got a couple of books for my daughter. She has been reading the Melendy books by Elizabeth Enright and we have had a hard time getting hold of the last two books in the series. She debated having me buy them since she is a bit beyond optimum reading age for them and she thought it would be a waste of money to buy books she would be done with very quickly. However, I knew she really wanted to read them so I ordered them anyway. The last one showed up yesterday when she was home sick from school and it kept her happily occupied for a little while.
My daughter kindly shared her cold and sore throat with me but at least I have new books to read while I am sick. Now if I can just resist the urge to sit on the couch and browse online for even more....
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