Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Latest book stack

Late last month I said, No more new books brought into the house (sans library books, downloads to the Kindle, and the four already ordered but not expected until January) until May.

Did you think I'd last any time at all?

Well, incredibly enough, you should have. The stack of new books above consists only of the books already ordered, review copies, and two library discards (what? don't quibble; they do so too count as library books instead of new books). The only downloads to the Kindle were a couple of freebies: David Liss' The Whiskey Rebels and Alan Furst's The Foreign Correspondent.

I'm actually enjoying saving my gift cards instead of rushing to the computer to place an order the moment I receive them. If I can keep my library checkouts to a minimum, I should be able to work my way through some of the stacks surrounding me before my Must Have Immediatelies are published later this year.

Tatyana Tolstaya. The Slynx

Gordon Burn. Born Yesterday

J. G. Farrell. The Siege of Krishnapur

Dalai Lama. Becoming Enlightened

Ali Smith. The First Person and Other Stories

John Harwood. The Seance

Emily Barton. Brookland

Martin Davies. The Conjurer's Bird

Dan Simmons. Drood


  1. Anonymous9:53 AM

    Thanks for the tip on freebies on the Kindle. I'm still trying to get better about using the Kindle and finding these kinds of offers.

  2. You can also get Arthur Phillips' Prague for free, but I already have a paper copy of it.

    The tip I read said to sort Kindle books from cheapest to most expensive (I think the default setting in the drop down box is "best selling"),

  3. I want to read The Seance, too. This reminds me I need to order it (with my Amazon gift certificate of course). I also have The Conjurer's Bird and I would like to read Brookland, though I've never got around to ordering it. I keep hoping for a copy to come up on Bookmooch.

  4. I just finished The Seance and quite liked it, although I think I prefer his first novel.


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