Book List, Books

Book Sale

I have two books in the Super Summer Sale that Hans Schantz is running. Both The Case of the Perambulating Hatrack, and Possum Creek Massacre, are on sale for $0.99 this week.  You’ll find them, and many, many others, over at his blog. 

Plus, he’s got a link that will allow you to get $5 in credit from Amazon if you spend $15 on ebooks, which frankly is an excellent deal for me, and I’m going to be hitting my wishlist to pick up a couple of titles here shortly. I’ve bought a few new fiction titles from the sale, but at a buck a pop, they didn’t hit the limit. 

So, what’s on my ebook wishlist? Well, some titles currently include: 

Key Figures in Espionage: The Good, the Bad, and the Booty

Vodka Politics: Alcohol, Autocracy, and the Secret History of the Russian State
(which has, ironically, been on the list for far longer than the current war has been going on)

The Fallen Sky 
(the study and science of metorites)

The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas are Killing Common Sense

You may notice a theme here, as I tend to wishlist non-fiction ebooks that are a little more expensive than I’d normally impulse. I let them sit on the list for a while, then either pick them up on sale, or decide I really didn’t want that after all. 

Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody

Speaking of on sale – this one is, and I’ve just scooped it up as they are two of my favorite authors. 

Dorothy and Jack: The Transforming Friendship of Dorothy L Sayers and CS Lewis

One of the fun things about books I found through a podcast is ‘hearing’ them as I read, in the author’s voice. John McWhorter’s cheerful enthusiasm is well worth listening to. 

Words on the Move: Why English Won’t – and Can’t – Sit Still (Like, Literally)

This one’s on sale but it’s still too rich for my dilettante interest. 

Quantum Legacies: Dispatches From an Uncertain World

And this one, likewise. I’ll keep watching for a sale. 

Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War

But this one is on sale, yay, it’s been on the list for years and now I own it… 

Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions

Anyway, there are others but I won’t bore you. I may also pick up a couple of paper copies, as the library is slowly but surely being unpacked into the new house, and the bookshelves are going in. I will be building bookshelves in a week or so (this weekend is planned full already) and then I’ll have room for more books! Muahaha! 

Books and games in the living room.
The cookbook shelf, and yes there are gaps… for now.
One of the office bookcases, with the 1949 Encyclopedia Brittanica on the bottom shelves.
The big built-in bookshelves in the office, full but chaotic. I’ll worry about sorting once all the books and shelves are in the house!


1 thought on “Book Sale

  1. “Vodka Politics” is a great book. I used it for my Russian politics class. And I think Mike has “The Parasitic Mind”. I’ve been eyeing that for a while. The others on your list look fascinating and I’m going to add them to my list.

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