I have been indulging in retail therapy, and since most of what I bought was dirt cheap second-hand books, I got off lightly and didn't even have to use my credit card.
I did have to restrain myself from buying all 20-something Ed McBain books I came across at the book section of the charity shop, and instead I only bought 6. If they are still there on Monday I may give in and buy the rest.
The Harry Kemelman and Erma Bombeck books also came from the charity shop. The 2 Tony Hillerman books and the J.D. Robb and co. book I got through BookMooch, and the Manuel Vazquez Montalban and Carol Anne O'Marie books are library culls.
I love visiting unusual bookshops and libraries, and the Selexyz Dominicanen bookshop in Maastricht in the Netherlands is just such a place. It is located in an old church, which undeniably makes it unusual. Many old libraries have a somewhat church-like atmosphere, and I think it would be interesting to visit a bookshop with such an atmosphere.
Click the post title to read an article about this special bookshop.
In March I finished reading 10 books. Most I had started reading as far back as December of last year, so page-wise I am definitely below average.
One, Guards! Guards!, was a perennial reread (I am now reading the City Watch story arc within the Discworld series), and another, Metamorphosis, was a partial reread.
Metamorphosis was also my classic of the month. The Voyage of the Beagle will have to wait another couple of months for that honour, as I decided to read The Canterbury Tales in April and an Icelandic Saga in May – I haven’t decided which one, but possibly Laxdæla saga or a couple of the shorter ones.
I am working on some reviews and will post them when they are ready.
The books: Eurydice: Satyricon U.S.A. (article collection): 2+ Tony Hillerman: Skinwalkers and Listening Woman (mysteries): 4 & 3+ Katie MacAlister: A Girl's Guide To Vampires (paranormal romance): 2+ John D. Macdonald: One Fearful Yellow Eye (mystery): 4 Harry G. Nickles: Foods of the World: The Cooki…