Sunday, 7 October 2012

Showcase Sunday: New library!

So, for the first time in ages I am linking up with the lovely Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea for Showcase Sunday! Bibliotekit has been pretty quiet lately, because of lots of things (moving and teaching and new job and thesis and and and and and... sleep), but yesterday I ventured to my new local library and came out with some books.

Agatha Christie - The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrees

A trusty Agatha Christie collection of short stories, perfect for those ten-minute snatches of reading that seem to be all I can manage at the moment!

Dorothy L. Sayers - Gaudy Night

My first Sayers! I've been meaning to read one for ages, and this will be my first meeting with Lord Peter Wimsey...

Philip Roth - Nemesis

Philip Roth is maybe my favourite author. (It's generally a dead heat between Roth and Maupin, every time.) This is his last novel, from 2010, which I have yet to read. Even though I am struggling to find time to pick up a book at the moment, I couldn't resist picking this up.

My new library is small, like most of the other neighbourhood libraries in Birmingham, but it was nice to poke around some new shelves and spot some new (to me) books that I'll definitely be picking up in the future. I almost came away with a copy of Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin, but I think that might have to wait until next time. I didn't get chance to venture into the YA section, but hopefully there's some good stuff there too!

Recent reviews
Patrick DeWitt - The Sisters Brothers (6/10)

At the moment, I am still reading Fatherland, by Robert Harris - a great piece of alternative history and an intriguing crime thriller too. I have put Pride & Prejudice to one side for the moment, mostly because after a long day of working at my computer I have no desire to read a book off the screen on my Kindle app!

I have also been volunteering at the Birmingham Book Festival, so look out for some posts on that in the near future!

What have you been reading lately?


  1. I've yet to read a Roth novel, will need to pick him up some time. Happy reading, Kit!

  2. I should really visit my local library sometime as constantly buying books just isn't good for my purse (but oh so good!). Also, don't you hate it when life gets in the way of reading? I know I do (yes I mean you uni!) Also I am so jealous that you'll be at Birmingham Book Festival! I hope you have a great time volunteering :)

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

  3. Agatha Christie short stories! Perfectly bite sized for October! Enjoy!

    My Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  4. Hi Kit

    Nice haul there.

    Hope you like the Christie book. I'm going to see the touring version of The Mousetrap - Brilliant play.

    Enjoy your reads.

  5. Haha, I love the name of that Agatha Christie book! It makes me slightly hungry though.

    Happy reading (:

  6. A new Christie book is always a great pick :) I don't think I've read this one yet. Also, I still need to pick up a Sayers book!


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