Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Top Ten Tuesday: Recently Acquired Books
As usual, this series is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, I'm listening ten books I've recently acquired, and by "recently" I mean "since the beginning of the year." I basically scanned my TBR shelves and pulled off ten things I could remember acquiring since Christmas :-)
Brick Shakespeare: Comedies by John McCann, Monica Sweeney, and Becky Thomas. Cowboy bought me the tragedies version of this as a gift a few months ago (cuz it has Hamlet in it, of course), and although I haven't finished reading that one yet, when I found this in the clearance section of Barnes & Noble's website, I pounced. These are so funny! But not for children -- they don't bowdlerize the stories any. Sam is really annoyed that I won't let him read them yet, since he's obsessed with all things Legos. One day, kiddo!
Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini. I remember liking the Errol Flynn movie, and I always like a good pirate story! Found this at the library's last used book sale.
Cowboy Metaphysics by Peter A. French. I know this is gonna be fascinating, when I get to it! All about western movies and the kinds of ethical problems they grapple with.
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell. I recently saw the BBC miniseries (my review here), and while I know the series is based on more of Gaskell's stories than just this book, when I saw this at the used book store, I grabbed it.
Ellen by Heidi Peterson. I've read her Tales for Little Ears, and I'm looking forward to seeing what she writes for older readers.
I, Claudia by Charity Bishop. I haven't read any of her books yet, but I will soon remedy that!
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I won this in a giveaway from Reading in the Dark, and I know it's about WWII, and that's really all I know about it.
The Slaying of the Shrew by Simon Hawke. I bought this at an estate sale, and it looks to be a whodunit with Shakespeare as the detective? And it's part of a series? I was intrigued.
Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship by Colin Duriez. I don't even remember who recommended this to me anymore, but it looks so sweet and complex.
An Unexpected Cookbook by Chris-Rachael Oseland. I stumbled on this on Amazon toward the end of winter, when I was still deep in the throes of Hobbit Sickness (like Dragon Sickness, only you're obsessed with the Hobbit movies, not gold), and I am so glad I bought it. I've read a little of it already, and all the recipes here are hearty, simple fare that Hobbits might have eaten! All made with ingredients you could have acquired in a rural world like that of the Shire. We haven't tried any recipes yet, but I'll be sure to do so before I write up a full review on this book.