bookaddict34
bookaddict34:

April was a busy book buying month.  Here are the titles:
Great Expectations by Charles Dicken (one of my all time favorites, such a beautiful binding)
In other Worlds by Margaret Atwood
Seed by Rob Ziegler
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
Verbatim: From the bawdy to the sublime, the best writing on language for word lovers, grammar maven, and armchair linguists by Erin McKean
e by Matt Beaumoont
The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
When the Nines Roll Over & other stores by David Benioff
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie (I’ve been wanting to read a Rushdie book for a while now)
A Novelist’s Essential Guide to Creating Plot by J. Madison Davis
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
How I Became Stupid by Martin Page
The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall
The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English by Roy Peter Clark
The Book Lover by Ali Smith
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

bookaddict34:

April was a busy book buying month.  Here are the titles:

Great Expectations by Charles Dicken (one of my all time favorites, such a beautiful binding)

In other Worlds by Margaret Atwood

Seed by Rob Ziegler

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Verbatim: From the bawdy to the sublime, the best writing on language for word lovers, grammar maven, and armchair linguists by Erin McKean

e by Matt Beaumoont

The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

When the Nines Roll Over & other stores by David Benioff

The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie (I’ve been wanting to read a Rushdie book for a while now)

A Novelist’s Essential Guide to Creating Plot by J. Madison Davis

A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

How I Became Stupid by Martin Page

The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall

The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English by Roy Peter Clark

The Book Lover by Ali Smith

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

April was a busy book buying month.  Here are the titles:
Great Expectations by Charles Dicken (one of my all time favorites, such a beautiful binding)
In other Worlds by Margaret Atwood
Seed by Rob Ziegler
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
Verbatim: From the bawdy to the sublime, the best writing on language for word lovers, grammar maven, and armchair linguists by Erin McKean
e by Matt Beaumoont
The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
When the Nines Roll Over & other stores by David Benioff
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie (I’ve been wanting to read a Rushdie book for a while now)
A Novelist’s Essential Guide to Creating Plot by J. Madison Davis
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
How I Became Stupid by Martin Page
The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall
The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English by Roy Peter Clark
The Book Lover by Ali Smith
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

April was a busy book buying month.  Here are the titles:

Great Expectations by Charles Dicken (one of my all time favorites, such a beautiful binding)

In other Worlds by Margaret Atwood

Seed by Rob Ziegler

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Verbatim: From the bawdy to the sublime, the best writing on language for word lovers, grammar maven, and armchair linguists by Erin McKean

e by Matt Beaumoont

The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

When the Nines Roll Over & other stores by David Benioff

The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie (I’ve been wanting to read a Rushdie book for a while now)

A Novelist’s Essential Guide to Creating Plot by J. Madison Davis

A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

How I Became Stupid by Martin Page

The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall

The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English by Roy Peter Clark

The Book Lover by Ali Smith

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

johnniecakesreads

johnniecakesreads:

Here are some eye-roll worthy comments I may have made tonight while trying to organize and cull my collection:

But I like who was when I read those.

I feel like I’m betraying the author if I give it away.

It’s out of print, where will I find another copy?

They’re part of my history.

Yes I…

How sinuous do it?!? Every time I try to cull, I’m lucky to come away with 10.

March 2014 Books Acquired
Entangled by Graham Hancock
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
We the Animals by Justin Torres
Style: 10 Lessons in Grace and Clarity (third edition) by Joseph Williams
Perfect Reader by Maggie Pouncey
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shrier
I’m a Stranger Here Myself by Bryson
Bad Half by Sally Green
The Weirdness by Jeremy P. Bushnell
Writing for Story by Jon Franklin
Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

March 2014 Books Acquired

Entangled by Graham Hancock

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

We the Animals by Justin Torres

Style: 10 Lessons in Grace and Clarity (third edition) by Joseph Williams

Perfect Reader by Maggie Pouncey

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shrier

I’m a Stranger Here Myself by Bryson

Bad Half by Sally Green

The Weirdness by Jeremy P. Bushnell

Writing for Story by Jon Franklin

Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

bookrageous

bookrageous:

What We’re Reading This Week — Jenn’s Picks

I can just hear Paul yelling at me for picking things that aren’t out yet, but I DON’T CARE. You guys. Get so excited for this summer. I have read these both and am here to declare them Most Excellent.

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway (July 29 2014) is his third book, and I could not possibly have been more excited for it. Expectations: met and then some. This is about family, environmental apocalypse, government bureaucracy, international intrigue, and oh yeah, SUPER HEROES and how far you’d go for someone you love. It’s a real shift from The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker; Harkaway’s humor is in full force, but in many ways this is a far more realistic — and therefore more terrifying — story. And here’s where I run out of words and start to ramble and babble and so I will just say: pre-order it now and start counting down the days.

The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman (August 5 2014) is the third book in the Fillory series and you guuuuuyyyyyysssss I don’t want to spoil anything but AGH I HAVE SO MANY FEELS ABOUT THIS BOOK. It’s hard to talk about it with anyone who hasn’t read books one and two (GO READ THEM) but also if you have read them it is also hard because I want to tell you all the things. I guess I will just say that this is an amazing final installment that I don’t want to be final — there are so many potential spin-offs and side stories and adventures-yet-untold and Fillory scares the crap out of me but I’m not ready to be done yet. In any case I highly recommend that you reread The Magicians and The Magician King because there are Relevant Things! And also because they are great.

Ok. End gush. Over and out.

I am so excited for Magicians Land! I can’t wait.