I already shared all the books I received and bought in 2017, apart from the Christmas ones, so here we are. I had to resort to a very ‘corporate’ verb acquired, as I failed yet again and bought three books in December. I do not regret this, I’m sure those will be amazing reads.
What I got from my mum:
Men Explain Things to Me: And Other Essays – Rebecca Solnit – I’m looking forward to this read, even though I’m sure it won’t be pleasant or easy.
Purezento – Joanna Bator – new novel by Joanna Bator, she amazed me once, made me happy few times and slightly disappointed once, keeps me on my toes.
Patriota Wszechswiata O Pawle Althamerze – Karol Sienkiewicz – something to get me in touch with modern Polish art (I am not a fan), as my mum said: ‘You’ll read it and then explain to me, what he means’
From my in-laws:
From my friend:
Der nasse Fisch – Volker Kutscher – a challenge to get me to read more in German, it seems to be working as I spent my Christmas reading it and after initial struggle the story got me so hooked in that language stopped being a problem (I still may have missed some nuances ;).
What I got myself:
This is a Robbery, a Piece of Unknown American History – Marek Wałkuski – in the radio station I listen to Wałkuski is an US correspondent, every time he is on air he tells a story of one or more ill-fated (or simply ridiculously stupid) bank robberies that happened in the US recently. I love it, people are so imaginative! This book is an anthology of the bank robberies he ‘collected’. I’m sure it’ll be a pick me up.
Radio Free Vermont – Bill McKibben – as it was so beautifully recommended by Liz at Adventures in reading, writing and working from home, also it looks like I managed to get the last copy on UK Amazon, not sorry! 😉 I’m sure more will be coming
Happy 2018 reading! What lovely books did you get?
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