A Big Book Shopping Spree

The joy of working for a bookstore is that every once in a while we get out extra discount which brings our regular 35% discount to 45%. The one saving grace of this graduation weekend was that we also got our extra discount. Back in the winter around Christmas I bought myself 12 books on this discount, well this time I didn't get twelve book but i came close (11). Now I have some more reading to do in the next six months.

Non-Fiction Purchases
Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson
The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost (Its travel writing dirty people)
Complications by Atul Gawande
American Vertigo by Bernard-Henri Levy
The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman

Fiction Picks
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
Everyman by Philip Roth
Blindness by Jose Saramago
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Terrorist by John Updike

Oh yeah, and in other book news I finished Blink and I was pleasantly surprised. I am now reading Founding Brothers and so far so good.

2 comments:

sarah said...

great choices (plus some ideas for me too!)
of course, bill bryson is a given..
here are a few suggestions for your next buying spree
-brightness falls and the good life Jay McInerney
Arthur and George Julian Barnes
Dead Simple Peter James (if you like thrillers)

i don't know about you but i have these piles of books at home that i absolutely want to read and probably will when i am retired but there are so many coming out that i end up reading new releases and my piles in waiting are getting bigger and bigger :)

give some news sometimes!

jrh456 said...

S-

What, not enough news for you in my blog! Things are going well I have been really busy with work, graduation weekend has just passed and it was a mad house. So much so that I slept through my alarm this morning thank god I am the boss because I would have fired employees for pulling that stunt. I can't wait for my fourth of July vacation, rented a house out on the cape and I am going to relax as much as possible and maybe even read some of those books.

Talk soon,
-jrh