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