This is what's new at mine . . . I've just discovered that my library now owns the entire run of titles published by Persephone Books! Aren't they pretty? It's pure and utter greed that made me request so many at once. All those books that I've lusted over, circled in the Persephone catalogs in hopes of one day being able to order and add to my own small collection. Now, I can at least borrow them, even if I can't afford to buy them at whim.
So here is my stack to leaf through, browse, dip into, read a bit or maybe cover to cover if I can't make myself put the book down. And even if I can't read them all right now, the beauty of public libraries...they'll let me borrow them again later!
In case you're curious, from top to bottom I have:
Flush: A Biography by Virginia Woolf -- Quite curious about this...a book by Virginia Woolf about a dog.
The Wise Virgins by Leonard Woolf -- I'm leaning heavily towards starting this one first. I'd never thought of reading Leonard Woolf until just now.
The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding -- This would fit in perfectly with my mystery/crime reading at the moment.
On the Other Side: Letters to My Children from Germany 1940-1946 by Mathilde Wolfe-Monckeberg -- Letters! I still have high hopes of reading a few more collections for Melwyk's Postal Reading Challenge. I've stil got half a year to squeeze one or two more in.
Round About a pound a Week by Maud Pember Reeves -- Interesting social history I suspect.
A Woman's Place: 1910-1975 by Ruth Adam -- More interesting social history, but all about women.
Gardener's Nightcap by Muriel Stuart -- I'm a terrible gardener, but that doesn't mean I can't read about gardening (maybe I can call myself an armchair gardener?).