Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New To Me



The Kitchen House: A Novel
I heard great things about this one and no one around had it in stock. Thank goodness for amazon.

Stalin's Children: Three Generations of Love, War, and Survival
A spontaneous purchase while I was reading Child 44. I want to know more.

George Gissing's The Odd Women (Oxford World's Classics)
Read about this one here (check out this blog, I'm in love). Also loving these Oxford editions in general.

The Joy of Eating: The Virago Book of Food
Not sure where I read about this one, but had to have it immediately. I thought it would be a book of essays. Instead, it's more a book of 'blurbs' arranged by topic. Good for dipping in and out of.




These arrived for review.

Beatrice and Virgil: A Novelwas a surprise.

Wild Romance: A Victorian Story of a Marriage, a Trial, and a Self-Made Woman
Received this thanks to the Librarything Early Reviewer program. Sounds like just my sort of book.

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

What nice new treasures! I'm hoping to read The Kitchen House soon.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Lucky you to have gotten Beatrice and Virgil!

Staci said...

I so can't wait to read your thoughts on Beatrice and Virgil. I love Pi and hope this one is just as good! Enjoy!

Ti said...

I received Beatrice & Virgil too. I haven't started it yet.

Diane said...

Tara...The Kitchen House and Beatrice and Virgil look especially good to me....enjoy

Darlene said...

Perhaps it was on my blog that you spied The Virago Book of Food. I wrote a post on it a couple of months ago...isn't it such a terrific book for dipping in and out of!?

Lovely selection of books you have there.

Andi said...

Good lookin' books! I'm especially interested to check out The Kitchen House.

Tara said...

Kathy, I hope it's good!

rhapsody in books, I know! What a nice surprise.

Staci, I never read Life of Pi! I'm definitely going to try this one thought.

Ti, I hope we like it!

Diane, thanks!

Darlene, I bet it was. I think you showed the pretty hardcover edition?

Andi, I hope it's a good one!