Monday, March 21, 2011

Musing Mondays: Latest Purchase

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?


  1. I read Bradley's first book, and while I liked it, I am in no rush to buy the second one really.
    Thankfully, I am not moving, because I have way, way too much stuff.

  2. I gotta read that Bradley book!

    Here is my Musings post!

  3. I've been on the fence about buying the Amanda Lee book. Since I crochet I like the crafty mysteries, but will wait for your review on this one.

  4. I should quit buying books! I buy them in hardback and don't read them until they've been out in paperback for quite a while.


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