Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The greedy pig edition
Actually, these represent the last three months of book purchases. I think I should now have the willpower to make it till August without getting twitchy.
Guard Your Daughters. Diana Tutton. (Dovegrey Reader-inspired)
The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam. Lauren Liebenberg. (Eve's Alexandria-inspired)
Know Nothing. Mary Lee Settle.
The Writing Class. Jincy Willet. Received it yesterday, finished it this morning. Loved, loved, loved it.
Maps and Legends. Michael Chabon
Blood and Milk. Sharon Solwitz.
Fall of Frost. Brian Hall
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. David Wroblewski (Readerville Journal-inspired; I'll take a book recommendation from Pat D. any day of the week)
The Quiet American. Graham Greene (Girl Detective read it for the same reason I intend to)
Ice Land. Betsy Tobin (Danielle-inspired) Have I mentioned we're hoping to go to Iceland next year?
Moo Pak. Gabriel Josipovici (Sandra raved over this one a year or so back; Stefanie raved about Josipovici much more recently)
When You Are Engulfed in Flames. David Sedaris. A birthday present for L. from R., but of course I want to read it, too. I bought tickets for us to see Sedaris this fall and the very next day L. received word that his class reunion will be taking place the same weekend. Eep.
Man Descending. Guy Vanderhaeghe
And for the Kindle, although I'm trying to read free classics on it for the most part: Julie Hecht's Happy Trails to You and George Saunders's The Braindead Megaphone (Dorothy-inspired).
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