Great choices! I really liked the Ackerman book and have wanted to reread it. I want to read more Maugham, too! At least you used gift cards, so hopefully you don't feel too guilty!
Looking forward to hearing what you think of the Ackerman, it's on my list!
LOVE the cover to The Painted Veil.
I knew you wouldn't make it, though you were starting to worry me a bit :-) The Ackerman is great. I'm sure you will love it.
I read The Moon by Whalelight by Ackerman years ago and adored it, so will be on the look out for this one.
I've had my eye on the Ackerman book for a while -- I hope you enjoy it. I'm glad to read that Stefanie liked it a lot.
Somerset Maugham, great choice. He is one of my favourite writers. I especially liked his book, 'Of Human Bondage'.
The cover of The Painted Veil looks luscious. When you announced that there would be no more book-buying for a while, I have to admit to a murmured, "Yeah, right."
Gearing up for the Southern Reading Challenge with Faulkner? Um? :)