Monday, April 7, 2008

March Purchases

OK, So I too went a bit nutty this month with book purchases. I know I bought some books for the boys' Easter baskets but for the life of me I am not remembering them right now. I went to the Reading Tree (in downtown Alpharetta) recently -- it is a kids bookstore that is huge and has lots of great stuff (although I must admit the lady in the store was not the most friendly). They do story hours and have lots of toys out for the kids to play with. I suggest checking it out if you have not been, but try not to interact with the owners -- they are not nice and were actually rude to Cash (without whom they would not have a business........)

Here is what I recall buying (the advance reader's copies were being sold at coffee buy the book for $3 a copy -- although they may not be exactly final in their versions, what a bargain since these books are not available in paperback yet):

Shopaholic & Sister By Sophie Kinsella
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michale Chabon (hardcover)
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (hardcover)
Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
Homecoming by Bernhard Schlink (advance reader's copy)
Peony in Love by Lisa See (advance reader's copy)
Christine Falls by Benjamin Black (advance reader's copy)
Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcon
The Post-birthday World by Lionel Shriver
There is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene (hardcover)
A Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence (used)
Epiphany by Ferroll Sams
Tomorrow by Graham Swift (advance reader's copy)
Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
Fair Game by Valerie Plame Wilson (hardcover -- the memoir of the CIA agent that was exposed by the Bush administration in an effort to get even with her husband who had criticized Bush)

I have also already purchased a bunch for April (in hopes the baby comes early I am trying to get all my errands, etc. and stuff out of the way early this month!!!) Here is the list of what I bought friday of last week

The Golden Notebook By Doris Lessing
Ada, or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Before you Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

1 comment:

monster paperbag said...

Never Let Me Go is pretty interesting :).