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    Happiness in a Suitcase! Cardiff Book Haul

    Remember when I went to the UK for a week and all I could tweet about was food and books? Well, there was a reason! The lovely Lucy – who you can already follow on Twitter for anything on children’s literature and crime fiction – took me second-hand book shopping in Cardiff the three days I was there. One day, we even went into Waterstones three times, much to my embarrassment, and much to Lucy’s delight. But, while I was there I thought: I can get the brand new books that I know about online in Spain, wouldn’t it be better if I used this precious time to browse second-hand…

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    October Book Haul

    Hi, everyone! It’s been a long time since I posted anything, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t bought any books – far from it! So, here are the recent additions to my already overpopulated shelves: Borrowed from the library: Shirley Jackson by the Library of America (LOA).I had planned on reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle for Halloween, but I didn’t. Because I don’t like reading plans except for my PhD (for which I cannot function but by setting weekly deadlines). However, I finished Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith last night and I’ve been listening to a Literary Disco podcast on Jackson, as recommended by Shannon, and…

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    September Book Haul

    September has been quite a month for book buying.  Here are the new additions to my shelves: BOUGHT BOOKS A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton. I have been researching hard-boiled crime fiction for some time now, and the Alphabet murders always show up. So, thanks to Abebooks, I got myself a second-hand review copy. Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter (Grant County Thriller #1). I have never read anything by Karin Slaughter either and the series feature pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen. I am a huge fan of the TV show Rizzoli & Isles so, why not try the original series? Purity by Jonathan Franzen. I…