Thursday, April 3, 2008

March Madness

For me it was about books, not basketball. :^) With Coffee Buy the Book going out of business, I may have set a new personal book buying record for one month. In no particular order:

And Now You Can Go by Vendela Vida (HC)
** This book has been on my "should pick it up list" since late 2003. Vida is part of 826 Valencia, a cool non-profit writing workshop in San Francisco. Well, at least that's what I remember it as when it first started when I was living out in the Bay Area. Mary Roach, author of the very interesting Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers was part of it then.

A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon (TPB)
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (TPB)
**Recommended by Mary
The Day After Tomorrow by Alan Folsom (MMPB, Used)
**Recommended by Jen
Digging to America by Anne Tyler (TPB)
**I have read pretty much everything by this author
Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn by Gary M. Pomerantz (TPB)
**Talked up by a CBTB customer while I was there
Handling Sin by Michael Malone (TPB)
**Recommended by Jen
Isabel's Bed by Elinor Lipman (TPB, Used)
But Enough About Me: A Jersey Girl's Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous by Jancee Dunn (HC)
Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie (HC)
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (TPB)
Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi (TPB)
The Poet of Tolstoy Park by Sonny Brewer (TPB)
How to Negotiate with Kids . . . even when you think you shouldn't by Scott Brown (TPB)
Finding Grace when you can't even find clean underwear by Lisa Earle McLeod
An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons & True Stories edited by Ivan Brunett (HC)
The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew Mystery) (HC)
The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew Mystery) (HC)
The Bungalow Mystery by Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew Mystery) (HC)
The Mystery at Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew Mystery) (HC)
The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew Mystery) (HC)
The Secret of Red Gate Farm by Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew Mystery) (HC)
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin (HC)
Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin (HC)
Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairies Journal by Cicely Mary Barker

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (MMPB) (B&N)
**Don't know where my original copy is, so decided to pick up another one
Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris (HC) (B&N)
Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult (HC) (Costco)
Welcome to Jesusland! Shocking Tales of Depravity, Sex, and Sin by Chris Harper, Andrew Bradley, and Erik Walker (EWC Charity Auction)
What Would Betty Do? How to Succeed at the Expense of Others in This World and the Next by Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, as told to Paul A. Bradley :^) (EWC Charity Auction)

Thirty books is all I can find here in my room right now for sure. There were also 3 or 4 Junie B books from Costco - but those are in my car right now.

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