Welcome Home: Books that Arrived in February & March 2011

“The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.”— Joseph Joubert

Ever since I was a kid I have been a major ‘re-reader’. I love re-reading my old books. I have the somewhat strange ability to re-read the same book over half a dozen times and still be able to enjoy it. Nevertheless, the thrill of buying new books is something else.

Here are the books I bought in the month of February & March.

Feb 6, 2011

Framley Parsonage. Anthony Trollope.

Framley Parsonage is the 4th book in The Chronicles of Barsetshire and the 2nd Trollope book after Barchester Towers in my collection. Everyone says I will like Anthony Trollope’s books. Unfortunately, I have yet to read either of them.

Mar 12, 2011

Head Over Heels in the Dales. Gervase Phinn.

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax. Liz Jensen.

Bleak House. Charles Dickens.


Both Head Over Heels in the Dales and The Ninth Life of Louis Drax are books I have been dying to read for the past few years. Now I have finally got my hands on them! Head Over Heels in the Dales seems sweet while The Ninth Life of Louis Drax intrigues me.

Bleak House is probably the book that has been on my wishlist for the longest time. I am a huge fan of Charles Dickens. Bleak House has been recommended to me by almost everyone. The humongous size of the book kind of intimidates me but I hope to enjoy it.

Mar 21, 2011

Detective Stories. Philip Pullman.

I would have bought the book for the really weird pulp magazine like cover alone. The impressive collection of detective short stories from the vintage to the contemporary era doesn’t hurt either.


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