Friday, April 27, 2012

April Acquisitions


April is National Poetry Month, so adding a couple titles to my slowly growing collection seemed only fitting.

From the top:
Blue Iris: Poems and Essays by Mary Oliver - probably my favorite poet
Collected Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay - a purchase inspired by this post celebrating her birthday
The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey - from Audra's give away
Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel - I rarely accept ARCs, but couldn't resist the sequel to Wolf Hall.

Missing from photo:
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield - My mother borrowed it the moment I finished. She's loving it as much as I did!

The Persephone Biannually arrived yesterday, too. I'm happy to see several of my blogging friends quoted.

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  1. That darned Persephone. There was nothing for it, once I received the Biannually, but to order Harriet and Woolf's Writer's Diary.

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    1. Amy - My, what good taste you have! I only glanced at it last night, but will peruse much more thoroughly this weekend.

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  2. I've got Gemmy Hardy and Samuel Lake on my stacks and hope to get to them soon. Enjoy your books.

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    1. Nise' - Hope you love Samuel Lake, too. It will definitely be one of my favorites this year. I'm looking forward to Gemma Hardy.

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  3. That's a nice stack of books! I've had my eye on The Flight of Gemma Hardy. You're lucky to have won it! Look forward to your thoughts.

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    1. Brenna - Seems like I never win anything, so this makes me pretty happy :-)

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  4. Ahh, you just reminded me that I need to change my address for Persephone... no wonder I haven't been receiving mine. Lovely acquisitions:)

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    1. Stacy - Ha! That would explain it....

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  5. That Gemma Hardy book...doesn't it just make you want to touch it and stroke it and love it?

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    1. Sandy - Definitely a gorgeous cover!

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  6. I am so jealous that you have Bring up the Bodies! Can't wait to read it. :)

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    1. Lorren Lemmons - Unfortunately I won't get to it before the release, but definitely within the next month.

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  7. Bringing Up the Bodies is so slim compared to Wolf Hall. I was ambivalent at best about Wolf Hall and didn't know if I would give the sequel a go, but seeing how slim it is I might try it.

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    1. Sam - The slim size was definitely a relief to me! Evidently it's going to be a trilogy, so she needed to save something for book three;-)

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  8. very nice selection on the poetry front!

    I tried reading Wolf Hall, and didn't like it.

    What is the Persephone Biannually?

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    1. Brenda - Twice a year Persephone Books publishes a pamphlet introducing their new titles, quotes from reviewers and bloggers, store events (in London, unfortunately) and usually a short story. They publish neglected classics from the 20th century by mostly women writers. I've loved every one I've read!

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  9. I keep hearing The Homecoming of Samuel Lake is wonderful. Bringing up the Bodies looked tempting but I haven't read Wolf Hall yet. Enjoy your new books!

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    1. Bermudaonion - The Homecoming of Samuel Lake is a wonderful novel. It will surely be one of my favorites this year... I've been recommending it to everyone!

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  10. I really like Edna SVM's poetry. Nice choice! I've got a biography (Nancy Milford's Savage Beauty) of her on my TBR which I really should tackle.

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    1. Skiourophile - Savage Beauty is on my wish list. I feel a literary biography binge coming on in the not too distant future! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  11. Wolf Hall which I read did not make me happy! but you've got some good novels here.

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    1. Mystica - Wolf Hall was a very slow read for me, but in the end, I really liked it. I think the sequel focuses on Anne Boleyn.

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  12. Looks like lovely books that you added to your collection!!

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    1. Staci -Can't wait to read them all! My mother finished The Homecoming of Samuel Lake yesterday and LOVED it, too. She wants my dad to read it now :-)

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  13. OMG the new Hilary Mantel!! Jealous!!! :-)

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    1. Marie - Definitely a May must-read!

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  14. Such beautiful books! I used to read a lot of Edna St. Vincent Millay's poems and loved them. I might just look some up to remind myself. I hope you enjoy them!

    I'm very interested in your thoughts on Bring Up the Bodies - the title seems so strange to me!
    I also hope you enjoy The Homecoming of Samuel Lake, it's one I really want to read!

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    1. Amy - I haven't read Edna St Vincent Millay in years - just couldn't resist this collection. I LOVED The Homecoming of Samuel Lake and am sure you will, too!

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  15. I love Mary Oliver. I need to check out Blue Irises. The Homecoming of Samuel Lake is such an amazing book. I really enjoyed it.

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    1. Vasilly - Isn't Mary Oliver wonderful? I love the cover of Blue Iris, too. I started missing the characters in Samuel Lake as soon as I finished the book.

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