Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New books

I've been returning unread books to the library, calculating how many books remain on the various challenges I've committed to, making list after list of books I'd really like to complete by the end of the year and swearing to myself repeatedly that I'm going to cut way back on the number of new purchases so that I can devote more time to the ones I already own (memo to self: isn't it about time for the Read from the Stacks challenge? Investigate).

So a short stack this month and lots of hopes that I won't have another photo of new lovelies to share until after the holidays:

Norman Mailer's Miami and the Siege of Chicago.

Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

Carl Rollyson's The Literary Legacy of Rebecca West.

Kate Atkinson's When Will There Be Good News?


  1. I've given up pretending that I have any control over my book buying habits.

  2. Diddo what Lisa said. It's a force of nature, incapable of being constrained in any way. That's what I keep telling myself, at least.

  3. The only way to prevent buying books for me is not going to the bookstore. Since I moved further away from the only bookstore in town, this has become easier.
    Instead, pounds and pounds of library books are piling up at home now

  4. Nice new books. If new books would stop being published than maybe I could catch up with the ones I already have!

  5. Keeping out of the book store doesn't help me at all. And bringing home stacks of library books makes no difference either.

    Sometimes I fear I have OCD where books are concerned.


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