New Book Acquisitions – October 2017

For a while it looked like I was not going to have any new additions to report for October. But how likely was that really? A little while ago I posted my answers to a quiz on my book-buying habits where I said I had never pre-ordered a book – and then I found a…

Ten ‘Unique’ Book Titles

Todays Top Ten topic from The Broke and the Bookish is about unique book titles. But what constitutes ‘unique’? After all, how many well-known books share the same title as another book? It probably happens more often than we think because many books have simple titles of a common location or object (eg The Beach,…

Four Books That ‘Changed’ Me

One of the pullout magazines that comes with my Sunday paper has a regular feature called ‘Books That Changed Me’. Usually they invite a local author to nominate four books and say a little about them. I thought I might attempt the same, though it is hard to think of four books that genuinely ‘changed’…

Ten Books I Would Love to Reread

Some people say life is too short to finish bad books. It’s also too short to read all the books you want to, even if they were all good. It’s also too short to go back to the ones you loved and read them again. Then there are the ones you thought were bad, but…

New Book Acquisitions & Site News – August 2017

Only three books purchased?! What’s going on? That’s right; I only bought three books in August. There were no trips to second-hand stalls, no tempting sales, only the books I already intended to purchase. And on that, I am sticking with my recent resolution to get those books I had been avoiding. First up is…

New Book Acquisitions & Site News – July 2017

Last month I wrote about shifting my shopping focus to books that I feel I have been neglecting lately – books that are about important contemporary issues or books that might teach me something. True to my resolution, in July I bought 17 Equations that Changed the World by Ian Stewart. For those of us…