Monday, February 12, 2007

An Embarrassment of Riches

Oh, library book sale, how I love you. A guilt free twenty five dollars and look at the take:

Odd Thomas and Forever Odd by Dean Koontz - I don't love Koontz or hate him but Odd Thomas is our latest book club choice so I figured I'd pick up the sequel too.

The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson - I've read In a Sunburned Country and A Walk in the Woods - both were great- how could I resist?

The World Below by Sue Miller - I liked something else she wrote, can't remember it now but for fifty cents...worth a shot.

The Narrows, Chasing the Dime, City of Bones & Angels Flight all by Michael Connelly - The Harry Bosch series comes highly recommended...again, why not?

Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells - Amy liked it.

With No One as Witness & Missing Joseph both by Elizabeth George. I read In the Presence of the Enemy and enjoyed it.

The Probable Future & Here On Earth both by Alice Hoffman - Meh, I'm reading Practical Magic now and maybe I'm not far enough into it but it's not grabbing my attention at all. Alot of people seem to like her... I'll give her another shot...

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx - I've wanted to read this for years and never got around to picking it up. Now that I have it, it just may sit for a year or so. Still, it'll be here when I need it.

Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner - Okay, so Sarah Louise and MommaK both mentioned it in my comments the other day and what was the first book I saw when I got to the libraray? It must've been meant to be.

Blue Blood by Edward Conlon - I read a review for this years ago, back when it first came out and thought I'd like it. I stumbled on it this past weekend...we shall see...

To the Nines and Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich - I don't want to like these but I cannot stop.

Sherlock Holmes the Complete Novels and Stories - yeah, I'm not sure what possessed me, my latest mystery reading kick, I think. Still, I'm surprised I haven't read any of these and they may sit with The Shipping News but they'll probably get read.

The Glorious Appearing by Tim LaHaye - I know, I know. Me. Reading this. I've read all of them and one thing's for sure...Left Behind is where I'll be. And hey, if someday all the goodish people disappear they make it clear that I'll have plenty of chances to change my stubborn mind. What kills me is that the story could be phenomenal if only these books were written by someone with actual writing skill. Gahd, they're like reading bad fiction by a 6th grader. But I must finish what I've started.

East of Eden by John Steinbeck - Quite simply, one of my all time favorite books. Which I didn't own and now I only own a very crummy copy but at least I can read it at my leisure.

A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel - I don't know, I think I heard something good about this so I grabbed it.

Tara Road by Maeve Binchy - Yeah. Well, I skipped Amy's book review because I was sure it was downstairs on my book shelf waiting for a beach trip. Turns out that was Echoes or someother such title. I had to get it just so I could read it.

Maine - An Explorer's Guide - Maine. We love it and we're always looking for a new destination for a day trip.

Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox - Eh, we'll see. I'm in no rush for this one.

Hunting Season by Nevada Barr - I love this series, set in National Parks. I read Flashback awhile ago and just recently started at the first in the set. Perfect for the armchair traveler. As the real traveler's husband would need employment to fund his wife's jaunts to all of these places.

Some random Dean Koontz books, a book on National Parks, a Hardy Boys book, Howliday Inn and some easy readers for the girl (who is READING actual books!!!) and that about summed up the trip.

Oh. And if you happen to be at the mall with a friend and see some gloves that look mighty warm. Be sure to try them on first.


Or you may end up looking suspiciously like Cookie Monster.

9 comments:

Sarah Louise said...

Shipping News--not a family movie!! (I never read the book but a friend recommended it as a movie to our family and in the middle of it, my sister says, who said this was a family movie??)

Lucky Man--my mom, who never reads books, liked it. So I imagine that it's pretty good. She recommended it to me. She reads like three books every three years...

East of Eden--I love that book and just recently acquired my own copy too!!

Happy Reading!

Jennifer said...

I'm not much of a book girl, but I nearly spit out my coffee when I saw that glove!

~**Dawn**~ said...

LOL! those gloves just made my day!

SneakyPeek said...

Ok, well I like MINE and the bargain price of $1.50.

I put them on the other night and chased the kids around the house tickling them.

Who says they have to just be used for keeping fingers warm anyways.

Hee hee

MommaK said...

AAAAAAAA! You do look like cookie monster!! That is so funny :)

Tara Raod is one of my all time favs. I got all excited when I saw that on your list.

And Goodnight Nobody was good. I just finshed it yesterday. I wanted it to keep going though. One of those...

I just started The Notebook. I'm sure you've read that one, right?

How about Ken Follet? I looooove him.

Have a great day Cookie ;-)

Angie said...

At least you have something to read on the snowy days. Me - I have nothing. And I can't decide what I want to read either.

cady said...

oh my goodness i *love* book sales! joe and i stock up! he's read odd thomas and forever odd. he *loved* them. he's been trying to get me to read them. i've been wanting to read goodnight nobody since i read in her shoes.

Lisa said...

I read Odd Thomas. Start with that one. :) Let me know what you think of it.

Amy said...

THAT'S IT!! I'm coming up there!! I know you're holed up away from the snow and cold with your cookie monster gloves and all those glorious books and you're never coming out to blog again!! I'M COMING TO GET YOU!! Well, as soon as it thaws. And as soon as Tom denies the baby is actually his. Then I'll be right there... but still, come back!