I’m finally getting around to showing you some of the books I bought myself for my birthday back in April. They’ve trickled in a few at a time because I buy most of them from England and it takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks for them to land at my humble abode in Arizona. Here’s what I’ve received lately:
Fortunes of War/The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning – I’ve seen many, many bloggers rave about the writing of Olivia Manning so when I saw this volume pop up on my Amazon recommendations I decided to take a chance.
Civil to Strangers by Barbara Pym – The latest addition to my Pym collection. Don’t forget that Barbara Pym Reading Week starts tomorrow.
Mr. Skeffington by Elizabeth von Arnim – I saw this mentioned somewhere by someone (I just can’t remember where!) and thought it sounded really wonderful. I should finish The Enchanted April first, though.
The Loving Spirit by Daphne du Maurier – I own lots of du Maurier novels and have had a desire to read her lately because I am in the middle of Daphne by Justine Picardie.
In a Summer Season by Elizabeth Taylor – I’m determined to read all of ET’s novels so am slowly acquiring them.
Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier – Another du Maurier to add to my collection of her books.
Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart – I now own all of Mary Stewart’s suspense novels!
The Death of Lyndon Wilder and the Consequences Thereof by E.A. Dinely – Jane and Florence convinced me.
What have you purchased lately?
So, Barbara Pym Reading Week begins tomorrow and I am going to honor her by finishing Quartet in Autumn and making a cauliflower cheese (sans caterpillar) sometime during the week. I hope to participate in the BP tea party on Sunday unless I have to work. I am not scheduled that day, but my co-worker who is scheduled has been very ill this week and I might have to step in and work if she is unable to be there. If she does work then I get to stay home and have tea and eat a slice of cake that I’ll bake from a recipe in the Jane Brocket vintage cakes book. Are you going to celebrate Barbara Pym?
Have a great weekend!