I was bad. Really bad. I put myself on a book buying ban which I completely broke on vacation. I modified BLoB (Biggest Loser of Books) to help me moderate my book buying. But then it happened. I culled my shelves and donated 100 books to my local library, leaving me with a -422 BLoB score. As my goal is to stay at zero, I took this to mean I could go crazy at Barnes and Noble. I am weak. Very weak.
But take a look at the goodies I bought!
Crossing Washington Square by Joanne Rendell just sounds like a book about me. Well, at least that's what Stephanie's review made it sound like. A college professor who thinks contemporary fiction is worthy of teaching and romance novels are worthy of reading. Excellent.
Carrie's review of Beastly by Alex Flinn, I immediately thought it would be an great book for the Read the Book, See the Movie challenge. Beauty and the Beast is a fascinating story, and I love the idea of updating it, setting it in modern times but maintaining the witchiness. And Neil Patrick Harris will be in the film. Enough said. I love Barney Stinson.
Cara reviewed Gods Behaving Badly and suggested reading it "just to find out what skills are most highly-desired in the underworld", I knew I had to read it asap. I love humor and I love the Greek gods, so I can't wait to read this.
My Reviews of the First Seven: Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, All Together Dead,
books i done read, things mean a alot, Fizzy Thoughts, Hey Lady!, and so many others have read and raved. And yes, I'm a sucker and spent the extra money for this kick-ass cover.
things mean a lot, and so when I saw it just sort of sitting there on the shelf, practically begging me to buy it, I figured what the hey. I only bought the first, Legends in Exile, instead of splurging on the first three installments, which is what initially popped to mind.
Now, I have to be perfectly honest. I didn't just buy books at Barnes and Noble; I also went a little nuts the other day on BookMooch, requesting 10 - that's right ladies and gentlemen, TEN - books. Those titles are:
Ultraviolent Movies: From Sam Peckinpah to Quentin Tarantino by Laurent Bouzereau
The Books of Magic #1 by Carla Jablonski
The Zigzag Way by Anita Desai
Beyond the Curtain of Dark by Peter Haining
Six Great Modern Plays by Anton Chekhov
Two Plays by Edward Albee
By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie
Property of by Alice Hoffman
The Selkie by Charles Sheffield
Visit to a Small Planet by Gore Vidal