These are the purchases from the last couple of weeks on Amazon US - you can check and see if they're still on sale or not. Mainly posting because I'm kind of amazed that I'm reaching my goal of buying (note I didn't say reading or finishing) books with more modern histories. Ok, slightly more modern. A bit.
Sadly I didn't post earlier because I am apparently turning into a large slug with the coming of summer. I'd love to blame it entirely on the heat - it was 99 degrees one day last week, which is a BIG deal if you take a bus that requires you to wait outside for it - but I think a lot of it may just be summer laziness. I seem to have a really weird, short attention span, and mostly want to read a bit, then doodle around with video games a bit, then read random things online.
Anyway, the books:
Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson
--No longer on sale. Some of Bryson's books are a bit hit or miss - I think there are only two of his that I really love. Will see how this one goes.
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk - Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil
--No longer on sale, sorry. I remember reading McNeil in Spin and so I've been keeping an eye on getting this.
Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 - Michael Capuzzo
--Really short and some reviews aren't great, but hey, 1.99. At the moment I'm writing this it's still on sale.
If a Pirate I Must Be: The True Story of Black Bart, King of the Caribbean Pirates - Richard Sanders
--Still on sale at 1.99. It seemed to go well with the whole sharks+pirates=summer thing. Also I never want to spell it Caribbean - I want to put two r's in there and only one b. No idea why.
Now back to pretending to do errands and chores and actually shmoo-ing around my apartment. I'm very good at that. The shmooiing part.
...Odd, I can't edit my posting date. Anyone else having this issue?