I’m trying to diversify the types of posts I, er, post on here, and thought folks might be interested to know what kinds of books I’ve bought lately. Introducing: my monthly book haul blog!
For my reading challenge, I’m going through books I already own (i.e., didn’t buy in 2019) and haven’t read. It’s definitely helped curb the amount of books I buy, though not as much as my mom hoped it would.
In any case, this August I made five purchases:
- The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein (kindle)
- Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (kindle)
- Bolivar: The Liberator of Latin America by Robert Harvey (kindle)
- Color Theory edited by Maya Gomez and Vreni Michelini-Castillo (paperback)
- Triangulation by Masande Ntshanga (paperback)
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
One of my favorite finds this year has been BookBub, a free service that sends reading recommendations and deals on books and e-books. A few times a week I get emails about new releases from my favorite authors, and deals on Kindle books. I’ve discovered a number of exciting finds this way, and it’s one of my go-to places to purchase (mostly digital) books.
That’s how I found The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, a science-fiction novel about a revolution–on the moon! Written by a Hugo-winning American novelist, it follows the rebellion of a former penal colony and explores the relationship between them and the controlling authority on Earth.Continue reading “August 2019 book haul”