Saturday, March 3

Books That Followed Me Home - February Edition

I had planned on doing a vlog this month, because four of the books I got this month are pretty awesome, but between having to of those books at a friends place where I had them delivered and being sick, and I doubt anyone wants too see the watery-eyes, running-nose, coughing up a lung edition of books that followed me home, I thought the vlog can wait until another day.

I ordered a couple of books from Barnes and Nobles - their leatherbound classics and found out some of the those are fining their way to my local books store Chapters-Indigo! Yay! They are more expensive on this side of the border, but once you factor in delivery fees and waiting, it's worth it. I already have the complete Jane Austen and  Sherlock Holmes from the collection and this month I added four more. The two I ordered from Barnes and Noble are the Hans Christen Anderson - Complete Fairy Tales and Grims' Fairy Tales. (My boy friend and I have been watching Grim and Once Upon a Time a lot, so I finally decided to read up on all the fairy tales). From Chapters-Indigo I bought Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte an Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I hope to get more from the leatherbound collection soon. They are lovely books! (And fake according to random guy at book store who barked at his friend when she looked at them. I was tempted to ask how in the heck a book can be fake, but refrained from it. Also, what is his problem! Did he not notice how shiny and pretty they look? Even if it's fake leather they look so pretty!)

Other books also followed me home - it always seems to happen when I'm at a book store, although one book followed me home from the grocery store. I wonder why that is? These books include: Venetia Kelly's Travelling Show and The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney. Time and Again by Jack Finney. Fall on Your Knees by Anne-Marie MacDonald. This Cake is for the Party: Stories by  Sarah Selecky. An Irish Country Courtship by Patrick Taylor and The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde. This month I seemed to have a very Irish and Canadian Award Winners (or runner ups) theme going on.

The last batch of books that followed me home were a nice group of E-Books. Although, I'm finding it hard to claim ebooks followed me home, but oh well. These books were The Druid and The Girl Who Lived on the Moon by Frank Delaney (I also seemed to have a Frank Delaney themed month.) The Yellow House by Patrica Favley (I hope to participate in a read-a-long with this book) and finally The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.

And those are the books for February. I would be more enthusiastic, but the cold is kind of kicking my butt, it's even affecting my reading. But I got the post done. Go me! If you want to participate, then leave a link to what books followed you home in the comments section. Happy March!


  1. I have one of the leatherbound collection that I love. It's a compilation of Jane Austen's work, and I dip in and out of it at different times. I also LOVED Fall on Your Knees, and remember it being an amazing, if emotionally difficult read. I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

  2. I bought a book of Russian fairy tales this week, it's called something like the woman who ate her neighbour's children! Looking forward to reading some non-Disneyfied tales.

    I loved The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, though I gave my copy away :(

  3. Enjoy your new books! It is a lot of great looking books!

  4. If you're interested in the history of fairy tales, too, and how the way they were told changed over the years, Maria Tatar has some lovely illustrated and annotated collections; they're not the same kind of pretty, but they are pretty nonetheless. I've been on a fairy tale kick this year myself, but I haven't tried either of the new shows yet...maybe in the summer when it's even too hot to read...

  5. Looks like you've accumulated some great books. I linked to your blog this week.