Even though I am being quite disciplined (for me!) and borrowing most of my books at the moment I have had a few lapses where I have just had to lash out and buy new books. Three of my new purchases have been:
1. The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey - I have heard nothing but fantastic things about this book (shortlisted for the 2009 Orange Prize) in the blogging world so I had been searching for it in local bookshops after finding that it wasn't in my local library. I finally discovered it but it was a hardcover copy for $52 AUS!!! Crazy prices!! So, thanks to The Book Depository I now have my own copy for less than half that price.
2. A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor - I must admit that the gorgeous cover of this one did draw me in - but I had heard lots about this author as well and the storyline sounds like my kind of thing.
3. Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith - I discovered McCall Smith's books at the beginning of the year and just fell in love with his writing and his characters so I was very excited to see his brand new book in stores this week - of course a copy came home with me!