A trio of new releases

I’m usually too cheap to buy new release books but today I went to actual brick and mortar stores and bought three brand new books:

tn_forbidden fruitFirst was the fifth of Australian author Kerry Greenwood’s Corinna Chapman novels. It’s called Forbidden Fruit and I anticipate another funny, well-told yarn with more than a dash of social commentary. I know I am not supposed to judge a book by its cover but I do love the look of this series (they’re glossy and colourful and just delicious to look at).

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tn_blood bornNext was an autographed copy of Kathryn Fox’s latest novel, Blood Born. Apparently Kathryn was in town last week (who knew?) and stopped by the store to sign a few copies so I just had to buy one.

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tn_The Girl who kicked the HORNETS NestLast, but by no means least, was the third and final book in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest which I am going to start reading in the next couple of hours (I am torn between itching to begin and being sad at the thought that the Millennium story will, for me, be over all too soon).

The haul (none of which are hardbacks and two of which were ‘on special’) cost me $71 in Aussie dollars which on today’s exchange rate is equal to about $62US or ₤39 or €42. While I am happy with my new acquisitions, is it any wonder most of the voracious Australian readers I know use overseas websites for a majority of their book shopping?

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4 Responses to A trio of new releases

  1. Norm/Uriah says:

    Enjoy your books Bernadette even though your conversion of £39 to 42 euros was a sharp reminder of the state of the UK economy. ;o)

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  2. Kerrie says:

    the last of the big spenders 🙂 Now all you have to do is read them!

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  3. Jovenus says:

    Hope you enjoy them. At least you save on postage costs. It’s not necessarily cheaper buying from an overseas website.

    If you read books other than crime fiction, I can help you look for pre-love book and send it over to you F.O.C.? 🙂

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