My recent book acquisitions include a few books that have been on my mind for a year or more, as well as a few that were completely unexpected!
From Bookmooch, the online book swapping community in which I partake, I received:
The Last Boleyn by Karen Harper
I received for review from Tor:
The Inexplicables by Cherie Priest
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman
For Hanukkah, my dad gave me:
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
The Joys of Love by Madeleine L'Engle
Looking at them together and knowing what I know of both authors, they look like a delightful juxtaposition.
Finally, I had the opportunity to visit The Book Bank in Old Town Alexandria. The used book store was impeccably organized and boasts an impressive collection both of antiques and recent releases. I was actually surprised at the quality of the latter, since I saw several books I thought people would have wanted to hold onto! They also have an excellent selection of classics, particularly lesser-known works from well-known authors.
Most exciting for me, I finally came across the final two books of the Malloreon, which I've been looking for almost a year now. And it just so happened those were the only Malloreon books they had in stock!
The Seeress of Kell by David Eddings
The Sorceress of Darshiva by David Eddings