Over at Should Be Reading, this week's Musing Mondays questions are about buying books: "What is the last book you bought? Was it for you? for someone else? Have you read it, yet?"
And that was food for thought.
I've been having a sort of unofficial moratorium on book-buying this year. Sometime later in the year (we hope), we'll be packing all our goodies and moving to a new home in Texas; thus, the emphasis around here has to be on NOT acquiring more STUFF to move. So it took me a while to remember the last book I bought. Finally had to go check my Amazon account to run it down, and it turned out to be:
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, by Alan Bradley. Yes, I bought it for me. And no, I haven't read it yet. It's the second novel in a three-book series, and I read the first book (The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie) a while back and really enjoyed it. Getting ready to start this one soon.
I bought that book in February. Before that, the last book I bought (also from Amazon) was back in January, and it was:
The Quick and the Thread: An Embroidery Mystery, by Amanda Lee. Bought this one for myself, too and also haven't read it yet. It's the first book in a new cozy mystery series, and since I'm a needlework enthusiast as well as a lover of cozies, this one sounds right up my street. And how could I resist that cover?