You may remember a shopping challenge I made for myself on March 28th. (You can refresh your memory here, if you'd like.) Briefly, I would wander throughout a bookstore and buy 5 books, only one being a mystery. I chose the following genres: Mystery (I just have to have one), Local History, New Age/Religion, Food, and TBD. The TBD turned out to be Psychology. So, what did I get?
The Mystery: Marked Fur Murder by Dixie Lyle. The 3rd in the Whiskey, Tango, & Foxtrot Mystery series. I love this truly unique, funny, paranormal series and was happy to pick out the latest addition which was released this April.
Local History: The Glory Days of Buffalo Shopping by Michael F. Rizzo. A neat book with lots of photos and graphics regarding stores and shopping in Buffalo, NY's past.
New Age/Religion: Isis in America by Henry Steel Olcott. This book was originally published in 1895 as Old Diary Leaves Volume 1. It's part of Olcott's memoirs and this book talks about his dealings with Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, one of the most fascinating figures in the early days of Spiritualism in America. (Religion and Utopian Societies of the mid 19th century is one of my interests.)
Food: Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson. This book explores how cooking tools have transformed how we consume and think about food.
Psychology: Whispers: the Voices of Paranoia by Ronald K. Siegel. This book explores paranoia by looking at various case studies encountered by this psychiatrist.
Now, to find time to read these fascinating choices! What about you? Have you tried my challenge? What books did you choose?