Since our last Book Haul back in July, I have acquired the following:
This is my non-fiction stack.
- Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran
- Legendary Authors and the Clothes they Wore by Terry Newman
- Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
- Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as a Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford
- Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker
- First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung
I read two of Moran's books over the summer--she is a delight! Now I own all three. I haven't started Moranifesto yet, but will probably do so soon. Legendary Authors is a lovely volume. It briefly profiles authors who are known for their clothing. I'm still reading it, but yes, I have read the Joan Didion entry. :) Girl, Interrupted was difficult to put down. It's the only one in my haul that I have finished. Heat and Cork Dork just looked like a lot of fun. I haven't had a ton of time to cook lately, but I think these might help me vicariously live in the kitchen. First They Killed My Father I picked up after reading the (somewhat controversial) Angelina Jolie interview in the September issue of Vanity Fair.
Here's my fiction books.
- Room by Emma Donoghue
- The Double and The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- The Portable Joseph Conrad
- The Last Things He Wanted by Joan Didion
- A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
- Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
- Democracy by Joan Didion
I cannot quite remember why I bought Room, but it sounds really interesting. I purchased the Dostoevsky after watching the Mark Wahlberg film with the same name. I just knew it was based on some novella and once I figured out whose, I pounced. I bought the Conrad because he keeps coming up in all of the Joan Didion stuff I've been reading. Except! This volume doesn't have the novella Victory, which I most wanted to read. Whatever. The three Didions--I might have a bit of an obsession. She's just so wonderful and raw. Another Brooklyn has just been popping up on my radar a lot, so I bought a copy, easy peasy.
There you have it--my recent acquisitions.
What have you gotten lately?