Saturday, August 28, 2010

I've been reading...

 ...but I've been acquiring even faster. Uh yeah, like that's anything new.

I. Must. Stop. Buying. Books.

*sigh* Not only is that a sad, sad, sad's also psychologically painful. It's like quitting smoking...god, and look what happened then--I gained 4,000 pounds.

Okay, avoidance more searching for solutions right now. Let me just get on to showing off my goodies and being gleeful in the knowledge that I can now pick up and read any one of these books whenever I so choose.

The Wave by Todd Strasser. Wow, but this book sounds so good! It seems like a book I should have heard of before, but I never have. It's nice and short, so I hope I can get to it soon. I'm also sort of excited because it sounds like it would be a great book to read with Gray if I homeschool him for middle school.

Outside the Dog Museum by Jonathan Carroll. I've wanted to read something by Carroll ever since reading Ana's review of Voice of Our Shadow. But back when she wrote that review I couldn't find a reasonably priced copy of it and sadly, our library didn't have it. But when I saw this in the used book section, I simply couldn't resist. I didn't even read the cover to find out what it was about. I'm just trusting Ana's taste in authors here. And well, the title definitely caught my attention, too. POINT FOR ANA.

Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom. This is another collection of Bloom's short stories. Another book found in B&N's used book section. I suspect if this book had been there the week before, it would be appearing on Chris's Bad Blogger post instead of here. ;)

Touch by Francine Prose. Yep, another from the used book section. This one from the YA shelves. Honestly, I'm a bit nervous about reading this book. I'd never heard of it before, but the cover blurb caught my attention. Why am I nervous? From the sounds of the topic, this book could either be very good...or it could be a horrible disaster. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Forest Born by Shannon Hale. Nearly every time I've gone to a book store in the past year, I've looked to see if this has come out in paperback yet. I still don't think it has, has it? But I was very, very excited to find it in the used book section. Now, if I only get around to reading River Secrets, I can move on to this one, huh? :P Actually, I'd really love to start the whole series over...I so love The Goose Girl!

A God Somewhere by John Arcui, Peter Snejbjerg, and Bjarne Hansen. Okay, so I don't exactly know what this book is all about, I'm still wildly excited that Rich so sweetly got it for me! I started reading this graphic novel one night at B&N, and was thoroughly engrossed. Unfortunately, the price was a bit steep so it didn't come home with me then. But Rich found it online for a much better price...and now it's mine. All mine. :)

The Stand: Soul Survivors by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Another I have to thank that incredibly sweet guy I married for. He knew I wanted it but wouldn't shell out the cash for he just got it for me.

The Murder Room by Michael Capuzzo. Yep, another that Rich just bought for me out of the blue. We actually heard about it NPR one day, and he knew it was right up my alley. POINT FOR NPR.

Neil Young's Greendale by Joshua Dysart and Cliff Chiang.I wanted this soooooo much from the first time I stumbled across it in the bookstore. Again, I was too stingy to shell out new book prices. But during a trip to Borders with Chris, we learned something about each other--we can both be extremely stubborn. ;) Yes, my much-loved friend insisted on buying this for me. And yay!!! I'm going to start reading it tonight. I am so freakin' excited!!!!

Well, I'd planned on just getting through this whole darn pile of books here, but I'm really tired of working on this so I think we'll just call this a post. Maybe I'll get to the rest tomorrow. Maybe not.

1 comment:

  1. I love this post :D I think you're going to fall in love with Jonathan Carroll! I haven't read any of his books yet, but I read one of his short stories in Stories and OMG it was so amazing. One of my favorites in the collection. And I DID find a copy of Voice of Our Shadow on Book Depository for a reasonable price! Still really excited about that one!!

    So many good books here :D I kind of just want to come back over and sit on the sofa with you and read :)