New Acquisitions – 6/11/13

IMG_0612I’ve received several new books this week that I can’t wait to read!

From the library:

I borrowed Susan Cain’s “Quiet:  The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.”  Normally I don’t read much nonfiction, but a friend recommended this after reading it in an airport on a trip to Tajikistan.  She claims that reading the book helped her to understand me better.  It looks quite interesting, and I should have a review up within the next two weeks.

From the bookstore:

I saw “Snow White, Blood Red,” a collection edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow, on a clearance rack at Barnes & Noble and just couldn’t pass it up.  It contains dark faerie tales from many of my favorite authors–Neil Gaiman, Charles de Lint, and Patricia McKillip, among others.  They shall make fantastic bedtime stories.

Review copies:

“My Education,” by Susan Choi, is the story of a graduate student who makes poor life decisions and sleeps with her professor.  It seems like it has potential.

“The Crown” and “The Chalice,” by Nancy Bilyeau, are historical fiction from the Tudor era.  There is a love triangle.  It involves a nun.  Enough said.


Have you gotten any new books recently?

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15 thoughts on “New Acquisitions – 6/11/13

  1. Aunt Terri

    I am reading Chalice. — after seeing it on your list! It fits right into my interest niche. As you said, it involves nuns and I love the time period.

  2. Looking forward to your review of Quiet – and more to the point your take on why this helped your friend to understand you better.
    Lynn 😀

    • I think a big part of it is the fact that even though I enjoy going out, I prefer small places or quiet bars where you can have conversations. I also need time to recharge between doing things; if I go out and socialize one day, I generally will want to relax and read the next day. My friend, on the other hand, is much more of an extrovert, and always has the energy to go out, socialize, and try new things. It also explains why I don’t mind doing tedious quiet work, whereas she needs to be more engaged with what she does. Completely different personality types, but we get along extremely well. 🙂

  3. These look great. I’ve been meaning to read Quiet for a long time. I heard the author interviewed on the radio awhile back and it sounds fantastic.

  4. margsheridan

    Let me know what you think of the Bilyeau duo!

  5. Ah, Quiet is totally on my list. I’ve definitely got introvert qualities though I recently discovered I’m an ambivert. Who knew! I recently picked up Atwood’s Robber Bride. What a great read so far! Reminds me why I love books.

    • I’m very much introverted, but do enjoy socializing with close friends. I’m finding it interesting to see how the author deals with introversion and extroversion in the office, because I get annoyed at exactly the same things that she points out.

      I read a few of Margaret Atwood’s books a couple years ago, but it’s been a while. I remember enjoying Cat’s Eye and A Handmaid’s Tale quite a bit. 🙂

  6. Looking forward to your review on The Crown and The Chalice.

    • Thanks! They look intriguing. I used to read a lot about the Tudors, and these look like they have an interesting perspective.

  7. Oh I’ve been wanting to read Quiet for a while now, but I have to pass my predoc exam before any leisure reading unfortunately! Snow White and Blood Red sounds amazing.

    • I know the feeling… I took a break from regularly blogging for a few months after getting bogged down in school. Hopefully you’ll be done soon! 🙂

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