Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Book diet goes kaput - wish list grows shorter

Oh man, oh man, oh man! Book sale today, and I feel like a hit the jackpot! I spent $15 ($1 per book), and many books were on my wishlist (marked by an *).

Here's what I got:

The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman
*Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
*Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
Peony in Love by Lisa See
*That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx
*Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
*Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg
Helen of Troy by Margaret George
Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani
Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine (for Laura)
*The Nature of Monsters by Clare Clark
*The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamilla

I've read Tale of Desperaux, but it's a great one to add to our collection. Also, I'm not sure Laura's read it yet. These books are all in fantastic condition. Score!


Lezlie said...

The heck with book diets. Great finds! I can't wait to hear what you think of The Nature of Monsters!


Debi said...

Way to go, Somer! Nice haul!

And I can't stop chuckling over your title there!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see you picked up a copy of my novel MATRIMONY. I hope you'll consider reviewing it on your blog. Also, I don't know if you're in a book group, but I've been participating in a lot of book group discussions of MATRIMONY, and I'd be glad to participate in yours. Let me know if you're interested.


Joshua Henkin

Somer said...

Joshua - thanks for stopping by. I've heard great things about Matrimony and am really looking forward to reading it. I will definitely post a review when I read it. I'm not currently in a book group, but perhaps you would be willing be interviewed for my blog at some point?