01 July 2009

What have I acquired now?

We are having a clearance sale at the store. Clearance sales can be bad news.....and I've purchased other books....and been sent others. Yipe! I need to purge some of the office [painful *ow* ].

Books purchased:
Cheri and the Last of Cheri by Colette
The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
The Film Club by David Gilmour
Portnoy's Complaint and Operation Shylock by Phillip Roth
Vanessa and Virginia by Susan Sellers
The Angel's Game by Carols Ruiz Zafon
My Father's Tears and Other Stories by John Updike
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Books purchased in the 50% clearance sale:
Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad
Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster
The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis
The Kingdom of God is Within You by Leo Tolstoy
The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
The Enormous Room by e.e. cummings
The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Knight of Maison-Rouge by Alexandre Dumas
The White Company and Sir Nigel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Darling by Russell Banks
On Grief and Reason by Joseph Brodsky

Books received from publishers and the BN editors:
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton
Hot House Flower and the 9 Plants of Desire by Margot Berwin
Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer

Oh my....I need some ice cream or a lie down. Or some counseling. I need to get some things read!


  1. I know the feeling :S That always happens to me when we have awesome sales...or just when I'm at work :\ My library is filled with books I still need to read...blah.

  2. Whoa, that must be a big pile!

    Looking forward to reading the review of The Angel's Game when you get around to it. I've read the proof a while ago and it was beautifully written and gripping, but the ending sort of disappointed me ... I'm interested to see what others make of it!

    I've been told Elsewhere is really good. I have it already, just haven't read it yet!

  3. Enjoy the upcoming weekend!

    You could have plenty of reading time if you don't have too many BBQs to attend.