Where do my books come from?

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This week I'm single parenting, my throat hurts in that I'm-getting-a-cold sort of way, dirty dishes have overtaken every flat surface of my kitchen, and I have to figure out a solution to the fact that one of my cats keeps eating my houseplants and then shitting everywhere because STUPID CAT DON'T EAT THE PLANTS THAT POISON YOU! So I should be doing actual work, but instead I decided to take a page (ha ha ha ha ha! book pun!) from Reading in Bed and talk about where the last thirty books I've read have come from. (I also spent over an hour trying to decide what yarn to buy on Yarn Canada, so you should already be able to tell how productive a day I'm going to be having).

  1. The Time In Between by Maria Dueñas: Library;
  2. Stitch Camp by Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman: Netgalley;
  3. All The Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler: Netgalley;
  4. Blasted by Kate Story: Library;
  5. 150 Fascinating Facts about Canadian Women by Margie Wolfe: Netgalley;
  6. How To Teach Relativity To Your Dog by Chad Orzel: Library;
  7. The Four Roads Hotel by France Théoret: Netgalley;
  8. Incest by Christine Angot: Netgalley;
  9. Coullian Cuill by Riti Bridie: Netgalley;
  10. Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero: Netgalley;
  11. How To Be Perfectly Unhappy by Matthew Inman: Netgalley;
  12. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung: Netgalley;
  13. The Other by Thomas Tryon: Library;
  14. Girls Who Code by Reshma Saujani: Bought, full price, from Book Depository;
  15. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff: Read in-laws' copy while visiting them;
  16. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: Library;
  17. Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira: Netgalley;
  18. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware: Library;
  19. The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn: present, sister bought it for me;
  20. This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper: Library;
  21. Betty Boop by Roger Langridge: Netgalley;
  22. The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen: Netgalley;
  23. My Brigadista Year by Katherine Paterson: Netgalley;
  24. Speed of Life by Carol Weston: Library*
  25. The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet: Bought, full price, from Book Depository;
  26. In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri: Library;
  27. The Best American Series by assorted: Netgalley;
  28. The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan: Library;
  29. Math For Couples by Adele Graf: Netgalley;
  30. Welcome to the Universe by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss & J. Richard Gott: Library*;

(Library*: I got a copy from Netgalley to read, but it was a non-graphic novel/non-poetry PDF, and I hate reading such PDFs on my kobo, so I just waited until the library had a copy and read that instead.)

Overall, so far this year:

  • 114 books read;
  • 49 borrowed from the public library;
  • 6 bought at full price;
  • 4 bought at a discount/used/book sale/etc.;
  • 48 from Netgalley;
  • 1 from LibraryThing ARC giveaways;
  • 1 from Goodreads ARC giveaways;
  • 1 given to me as a present;
  • 4 borrowed from friend/family/etc.;

I've been trying to buy fewer books, but then Netgalley feeds my addiction and I have a huge backlog there, plus all the books I already own that I haven't read, and all the books in the library, and I'm starting to get all palpitations thinking about all the books I haven't read and breathe....

So I've bought fewer books this year. Let's just say that.