I went on a shopping spree today as you can see. I'm not one to shop for clothes or shoes or makeup or jewelry. Books however cause me to exhibit all the stereotypical characteristics of a woman shopping. Picking up things I don't need, just to "try them on." Justifying my spending by telling myself I'll cut back on other areas or that I have a good reason (well.... hey... my birthday IS next week) never mind that I already have a dozen books on my "need to read" shelf. I love the bookstore and the shelf upon shelf of books. I love to run my hands over them and read the back covers. I especially love carrying an armful of books to the register. So my new acquisitions?
1.) Eldest by Christopher Paolini - My mother first told me about Eragon and gave me a copy a while back. I devoured the book until about I was 3/4ths of the way through and then I suddenly stopped. It has been sitting on my bedside since then. I finally had the time and inclination this week to pick it up. I thought I would be able to pick it up where I left off, but all the character names were a jumble so I just started from the beginning. Finished today. So on to Book 2, Eldest.
2.) Money Secrets by Dave Barry - I think there are only two books by Dave Barry that I don't own and they are little flip type books. I love Dave Barry and have read his books over and over again.
3.) Murder on Monday by Ann Purser - I need to find some alternatives to Nero Wolfe. I'm sure that I will find that Nero Wolfe stands apart as a gold standard, but there has to be something in that same vein. I don't want to read a gritty modern book full of sex and weird characters. I just want a good story with good leads. I really need to research this, but I decided to pick this one up and give it a whirl.
4.) Sabriel by Garth Nix - I have heard a lot of wonderful things about this book. I was a big fan of the Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix. I'm not sure why I am drawn to some lines of children/young adult literature. I just want a good story without a lot of extra hand wringing or deep heavy thoughts. Maybe that makes me a silly flighty person, but I don't think so. I've heard the term escapism and maybe that's me. I like to escape into my stories and not be bogged down. Regardless, I'm looking forward to reading Sabriel.
5.) Resurrection by Robert Asprin and Eric Del Carlo - I wasn't impressed with what I read on the back of this book, but I like Robert Asprin. I love his Myth series and his Phule series and so I thought I would give it a chance.
6.) Bookmark - L for Laurie of course.