Crikey. I bought a lot of books in May.
Here are my fiction purchases:
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (already blogged here)
The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
Down There On A Visit by Christopher Isherwood
Oscar And Lucinda by Peter Carey
The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
And some nonfiction:
Amo, Amas, Amat… And All That by Harry Mount
The Condor And The Cows by Christopher Isherwood
Discovering Churches by John Harries
England’s Thousand Best Churches by Simon Jenkins
In my defence, I did take a box of old books to the charity shop last week so at least we have a bit more shelf space now. But, still… We have too many books.
Maybe we need a one-in/one-out policy like in a nightclub. I’ve suggested it before but P won’t agree and I can sort of see why. It would make spontaneous book buying difficult and spoil the fun of unexpected finds (like The Condor And The Cows – discovering that in the British Heart Foundation shop made my day infinitely nicer). I think regular clear outs will have to be the answer for now, at least until we have more room.