I thought I’d share a couple of recent book purchases this week.
A Tale of Time City is one of the first Diana Wynne Jones books I ever read, and oddly enough, is the first of her books I’ve deliberately set out to buy. I’ve read many, many of her books, but all from the library, and the only ones I own are ones I happened to stumble on at a library book sale, or got as a gift. My collection is woefully small, and I thought I’d better do something about that–so I started by buying this lovely new edition of one of my favorites.
The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery is my last L. M. Montgomery book. I have read and own every other published book of her writing. Novels, short stories, poetry, letters, journals, autobiography–I have it all. This is the last one. At least, until someone, somewhere, somehow decides to publish the 200-odd additional short stories that exist in an archive but are not currently available. In the meantime, I’ll just have to have a bittersweet read through the last new-to-me book of L. M. Montgomery writing. Although the name makes me laugh–having read everything else, I’ve read her journals where she commented that she didn’t like having her full name written out. Now I’m always amused when people do that!
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