Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Did some book shopping the other day, it was lovely.  Spent about 45 min cruising around the big A's website finding what I wanted.  Almost as nice as visiting a bookstore, though not nearly as nice as visiting a great bookstore.

That said....I got me some (more) BOOKS!  I am so glad I finally decided that I was buying books this year, it has been so much more pleasant with good things to read.

Here's what I got, let me know what you think?

The Thing Around Your Neck.  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere.  Anna Gavalda

Sula, Toni Morrison

Possession, A Romance, A.S. Byatt

Molly Fox's Birthday, Dierdre Madden

Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates.  Patrick Leigh Fermor

This Boy's Life, Tobias Wolff

Exit lines, Joan Barfoot

Sing them Home,  Stephanie Kallos

The Winter Vault, Anne Michaels.

Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain.  Michele Morano 

Half Broke Horses.  Jeannette Walls

The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery

Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Neil Postman

Swamp Angel, George Bowering 

Now I've just got to wait for the post!  Though I do love those messages that tell you it has been shipped.


Beth said...

What a haul!

The only one on the list I've read is "Possession" and I liked it very much.
"This Boys Life" is on my "to read" shelf, waiting for me to get to it.
I haven't heard of any of the others, but I'm sure you chose wisely.

Katrina said...

Why didn't we trade books when we were neighbours? Looks like a great stash. A few are on my "to read" list. Tried to read Possession more than once, couldn't do it...and there's not too many books that I won't/can't finish. I think I already gave you my opinion of The Winter Vault...the second half is better than the first, but neither is as good as Fugitive Pieces, excellent writing

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Holy Cow, woman! You're going to be some kind of busy with all that reading. How exciting!

J.G. said...

What a nice mix you've got there! The Adichie will be good, you can't go wrong with Morrison, and I liked Possession for the multiple layers of academia.

And a book binge never leads to guilt!

oreneta said...

Beth, let me know what you think of This Boy's Life if you get through it first, m'kay? No spoilers though please ;-p

Katrina, I suspect because of the Library there. I can say with complete honesty that it is the very best library system I have found anywhere, and one of the things I love most about getting to TO is hitting the library for books. Hope I like Possession more than you did. Sad to hear about Michael's book. I adored Fugitive Pieces.

Hula, ain't it wonderful!

JG, Isn't it great that book binges are so absolutely guilt free! Love that too.