It’s a busy time of year for me at work, and I’ve been struggling a little to keep up with the reading; and so I’ve tried to stem the amount of books coming into the house. But that usually fails a bit, and there *are* a few new arrivals I’d like to share with you! 🙂
I’m still taking donations to the local charity stores and doing quite well at not bringing replacements home. However, these two slipped into my bag somehow – well, they really couldn’t be left behind…
The Saint-Exupery is a title I’ve wanted to read for a long time, and such a beautiful Penguin edition in lovely condition couldn’t be ignored. As for the Simenon, well I’m intrigued – it’s one of his non-Maigret titles and is set in a Soviet port in the 1930s, where the new Turkish Consul has an affair with a local woman and has to deal with the consequences. I’m really keen to read this one soon!
The other arrivals are all new books, which is rather fab! First up, a prize in a giveaway from the lovely Pushkin Press:
Again, this one sounds really good and I can’t wait to read it. The other books are all review ones, planned for forthcoming editions of Shiny New Books:
New Penguin Modern Poets – what more can I say????
Grand Hotel – very excited about this one too, as it’s being raved about.
And finally, the reason I’m not reading much else at the moment:
600 pages of Dostoevskian loveliness! So if my reviews are not so frequent for a while, you’ll know why! 🙂