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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Used Library-Book Sale Book Haul + a few others I've picked up over the last few weeks

Body Double - Tess Gerritsen The Darkest Evening of the Year (Dean Koontz) - Dean Koontz The Queen Of The Damned: Number 3 in series (Vampire Chronicles) - Anne Rice The Hard Way - Lee Child The Lost Labyrinth  - Will Adams The Beast in Him - Shelly Laurenston Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2) - Hilary Mantel The Snowmelt River - Frank P. Ryan The Tower of Bones (The Three Powers Quartet) - Frank P. Ryan

Hi all, had a borrowed book to be returned, a borrowed to be renewed (the library makes you come in and do it in person if it's the third renew of the same book in a row) and a book of my own that I just finished that I was donating anonymously, secretly to the library book sale (Laurie Loved Me Best by Robin Klein), so obviously it was absolutely imperative that I visit the library for the second time this week.  Since I was going up to the library's book sale anyway (to secretly, and against the rules, add my book to the others taken from the library shelves), I had a quick look to see if they had any new offerings that might interest me.  Of course they did, they always do.  I was very pleased to get five books for five dollars.  I look forward to, one day, reading my new purchases, although if I ever become a spirit with unfinished business that holds me to the physical plane it'll be because of all the books sitting on my shelves waiting for me to read them.

 

I also picked up two on my annual trip through Calgary Airport.  They have a very good, though not necessarily low-priced, bookstore called Coles (one of Australia's two main supermarkets is also called Coles, which is what drew me to them that first year) and I visit them every year on my way home from the Canadian ski trip (in five years I've picked up nine books) while we wait for the flight to Vancouver.

 

While I was in Canada I was contacted by an author whose previous book I had read and thoroughly enjoyed and reviewed accordingly.  The author (Frank P. Ryan) asked if I would like to review his newest books in return for complimentary paperback copies.  I was quite surprised to get a message from him, as there had been no further contact since he'd thanked me for my review 18 months ago.  Considering he'd been a completely polite and sock-puppet free author the last time I thought why not, especially as he was generous enough to offer paperbacks shipped all the way from America.

 

So, in the end I've got ten new books to read from this haul.