One day I will write ‘no books! :Friday Finds

FRIDAY FINDS  from adailyrhythm showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

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I already had the book choice for next month at the last reading group, and far to many fictional books on that tottering pile . I wasn’t going to take home any more books.

I wasn’t.

I did.

Shame.

Anyway I wandered over to the non fiction section and found these three. I’m an avid reader of The New Scientist magazine so I had no hesitation in picking those two up

Non fiction

This Changes Everything by Naomi Aklein which is apparently provides a historically refined expose of ‘capitalism’s drift toward monopoly’ and more.

Chance ed Michael Brooks (New Scientist) The science and secrets of luck, randomness and probability

Question Everything ed Mick O’Hare (New Scientist) – 132 science questions – and their unexpected answers

Fiction:

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr which was recommended to me a few weeks ago. A Second World War story but from a different perspective – it sounds like a good read.

So as you can see I haven’t been good – yet again!!

I am determined one day to write- NO BOOKS this week !:)

I cannot resist two for one offers : Friday Finds

FRIDAY FINDS  from adailyrhythm showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

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I have trouble resisting two for one type offers on books so I now have

Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller  which is a debut novel, first time authors hold the wonderful anticipation of  a new author:)

and

The Lie by C.L. Taylor

Then a book I couldn’t resist from the author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns

I now have his third lined up And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini .

I cant wait to snuggle down to this one:)

Two from the supermarket’s second hand book stall
Mr Mee by Andrew Crumey – a philosophical thriller
D’Alembert’s Principle by Andrew Crumey-the blurb sounded fascinating, I couldn’t resist?

 

Our Endless Numbered DaysThe LieAnd the Mountains Echoed

Mr. MeeD'Alembert's Principle (Original English Fiction in Paperback S)

Friday Finds

FRIDAY FINDS  from adailyrhythm showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

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Only one of these came from the bookshop.  The others were found in the market place on Amazon, second hand but I have never minded second hand books they have a special feel all of their own. A history unknown to all except the original owner. Adds an extra dimension. So onto this week:

 

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Three by Sarah Lotz
The Incredible Human Journey by Alice Roberts
The Establishment by Owen Jones

The Miniaturist25038824The Incredible Human Journey: The Story of How We Colonised the PlanetThe Establishment: And How They Get Away with It

 

This is why I don’t do bookshops: Friday Finds

FRIDAY FINDS  from adailyrhythm showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

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I thought I had solved my ‘problem’ of collecting books for my ever tottering TBR pile when a couple of 2nd hand book stalls moved from my weekly shopping stops – back last summer. Then I joined two new book groups in a nearby town. Unlike the other two I belong to these are held by the book shop. Instead of borrowing the reads one buys the book.

Well okay I thought.

 Just buy the next read and leave.

Easy.

Not.

While the others buy their copies, and we wait the unlocking of the door (the groups meet at night) I have time to wander around and idly pick up the books on display.

This is why I don’t do bookshops any more.

I had forgotten.

I have an addiction!!!

So this week I came home with

The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We Are

The Edge of the World – how the North Sea made us who we are by Michael Pye

 

Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East

Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms – journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East by Gerard Russell

 All the Light We Cannot SeeAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Along with next Book Group read:

A Reunion of GhostsA Reunion Of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell

Ah well – as long as I don’t switch on the internet!!!!!!