So, everyone I know is moving this week.
Okay, not everyone, but five people. It’s still a lot. And all at the same time.
One of the things about moving is that you realize how much stuff you’ve wedged into your current place, and how a lot of it you haven’t touched in years. Luckily for me, my family has realized they have a lot of books that they’re never going to read again.
And now they’re mine, bwhahaha.
My grandmother is an avid mystery reader and had a ton of books she’d already read, and my mother was offloading MG/YA science fiction and fantasy that she’d needed to keep up with what her students were reading, but doesn’t need them now that she’s retired.
Here’s my haul:
- Lion in the Valley, Elizabeth Peters (1986)
- The Ipcress File, Len Deighton (1962)
- A Cold Day for Murder, Dana Stabenow (1992) (haha, her name has “stab” in it)
- The Man with a Load of Mischief, Martha Grimes (1981)
- Booked to Die, John Dunning (1992)
- The Missing Mr. Mosley, John Greenwood (1986)
- Mosley by Moonlight, John Greenwood (1985)
- Mists over Mosley, John Greenwood (1986)
- The Mind of Mr. Mosley, John Greenwood (1987)
- What, Me, Mr. Mosley?, John Greenwood (1988)
- Smoke in the Wind, Peter Tremayne (2001)
- “A” is for Alibi, Sue Grafton (1982)
- Raven Black, Ann Cleeves (2006)
- Edwin of the Iron Shoes, Marcia Muller (1977)
- The Haunted Bookshop, Christopher Morley (1919)
- The Scapegoat, Daphne du Marnier (1956)
- Uglies, Pretties, Specials (trilogy), Scott Westerfeld (2005-2006)
- The Vampire Diaries (books 1-4), L. J. Smith (1991)
- Songs of Power, Hilari Bell (2000)
- Raven’s Gate, Anthony Horowitz (2005)
- From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E. L. Konigsburg (children’s, 1967)
- Lord of Legends, Susan Krinard (romance/fantasy, 2009)
- The View from Saturday, E. L. Konigsburg (children’s, 1996)
- The Wanderer, Sharon Creech (MG historical, 2000)
(I really like E. L. Konigsburg. Or I did as a kid.)
What do you think, squiders? Read any of my new acquisitions? Where would you start if you were me?