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…

The Shahnameh by Abolqasem Ferdowsi [A Review]

The Shahnameh, the Persian Book of Kings, is an epic poem composed by Abolqasem Ferdowsi in the late-tenth century, early-eleventh century. It chronicles Persia’s legendary and historical past, through the lives of its kings, from the creation of the world to the seventh-century Arab conquest that brought Islam to Persia. It has been described as…

New Book Acquisitions – June 2017

In mid-June it looked like I wasn’t going to buy any books in the month. I wasn’t feeling ‘it’. No books were jumping out at me, making me feel that it was essential that I have them and read them. No books were making me feel anxious that they may soon be out of print…

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Book Series I Will Be Reading

Reading book series’ is something I am still relatively new to but I have been thoroughly enjoying. Especially by reading the novels back-to-back (you can see some of the series I have read and reviewed here). It helps that there are no shortage of literary series in addition to the more popular science-fiction, fantasy, crime,…

New Book Acquisitions – May 2017

I can’t believe it is June already! My classic purchase for the month of May was The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek. I feel like I’ve become obsessed with this book in recent months. I’d been aware of it for some time but lately I keep running into it. First, I found a second-hand…