Wednesday, April 07, 2010
The book purchasing is slowing down. I have three pre-orders that should arrive by the middle of next month and a couple more over the summer. I'd like to see if I can stockpile my gift certificates for awhile instead of spending them the moment they arrive.
Hearts and Minds. Amanda Craig. I'd never heard of this before it showed up on the Orange long list and now I'm seeing it everywhere. London, immigrants, murder. I love the cover and its colors.
White is for Witching. Helen Oyeyemi. I remember checking Oyeyemi's first novel out from the library, but I don't believe I ever opened it. Maybe owning a copy will make the difference.
Shanghai Girls. Lisa See. Review copy. I've never read See. The covers always look too girly for the likes of me.
In the Days of Simon Stern. Arthur A. Cohen. I found this on the free books table in the university library. It won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award back in 1973.
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. Philip Pullman. Pre-ordered last summer. I am trying very hard not to dive into this until after I've completed a couple prior commitments. Okay, I've already read the first chapter. I can tell I'm going to love it.
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