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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by murphyz, Oct 2, 2003.
Oh, that's how it is? I didn't know you related to the Wichita Wisenheimers.
1st cousins three times removed, on my mother's side
They live just a mile down the road right?
And they live in tents in their back yard because they bought three books from their Amazon wish list and their spouses tossed their sleeping bags at them...poor dears.
To get this back on track, I'll tell about the three books I rescued from the sale cart at the library last week:
A Lesson Before Dying-Ernest Gaines
A Hole in the Earth-Robert Bausch
Salt Dancers-Ursula Hegi
I got Half of a yellow Sun! It's by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I'm so terribly excited to start!
Good for you! This is on my ever-expanding Amazon wish list too. Be sure to tell us your thoughts when you're done reading.
I shall certainly do so!
I just bought two books last night from Barnes and Noble. Yay me. Can't wait to get into them, but gotta finish the Noble Dead series first
heaven by Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen
Vampires: The Greatest Stories edited by Martin H. Greenback
Next by Michael Crichton, and The Swarm by Frank Schatzing.
The Autograph Man - Zadie Smith
Torilla Flat - John Steinbeck
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Instruments of Darkness - Robert Wilson
Today I came home and found a RABCK (Random Act of Book Crossing Kindness) waiting for me - 253 by Geoff Ryman. It's a book that I've been looking for for ages but have been unable to find, so I'm so grateful for the kind BookCrossing member and her surpise act of kindness!! (the member who sent it was LittleMoo, by the way )
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
The People's Act of Love by James Meek
The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich
The March by E.L. Doctorow
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco
Today I bought:
Ghosts of Yesterday by Alan Dean Foster(the prequel to the new Transformers movie)
Dark Fall by Dean Koontz
Into The Looking Glass by John Ringo
Flight of The Nighthawks by Raymond E. Feist
Orbit by John J. Nance.
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Where rainbows end by Cecelia Ahern
"Tuareg" - Alberto Vazquez-Figueroa
Tokyo - Mo Hayder
The Kitchen God's Wife - Amy Tan
£1.59 each second hand. I seem to have sapped all of the good books out of the charity shops here already... I was so disapointed I went and got a nice new volume of manga.
Red Mars and Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson , and Odd Thomas by
Dean Koontz. Came in the mail today.
I know I'm hopelessly addicted to books.
I have purchased nearly an even mixture of new and used books over the weekend. These should keep me occupied for a while.
Reign of the Favored Women by Ann Chamberlin
King Solomon's Mines; She; Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard
Brando: A Life in Our Times by Richard Schickel
Mind Hunter by John Douglas
Songs My Mother Taught Me by Marlon Brando
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
If you like Doctorow's historical fiction, give Ragtime a try. I liked that one as it was about late 19th century America and industrialization, a time period that is a favorite of mine. The March should be very interesting as it is a Civil War piece that received a ton of press. I haven't read it, though I'm curious as to what others think about it.
Ooooh, this is a good one.
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