After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hello, new books! or the dangers of stopping into one branch of every book chain in a 90 mile radius!

OK, the roomie and I decided to take advantage of our unseasonably warm weather today (it was 56!) and took a little road trip. We stopped into 5 different book shops (a Borders, a B&N, a Schuler's, an outlet store and a local store, Nicola's Books) and picked up something at each of them... So much for my laying off buying any new books for awhile!

My purchases for the day:
  • Agatha Christie Nemesis
  • Anthony Doerr The Shell Collector
  • Henry Neff The Tapestry, Book 2: The Second Siege
  • Dan Mishkin & Tom Mandrake The Forest King: Woodlark's Shadow
  • Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Books
  • Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go
  • Brian K. Vaughn & Niko Henrichon Pride of Baghdad
  • O. Henry The Gift of the Magi and The Purple Dress
  • DorĂ©'s London edited by Valerie Purton
The best part? I only paid full price for 2 of those books (The Tapestry and The Forest King). The rest were either purchased at the outlet store or on the cheap tables at the stores.

Happy reading!


Beth Kephart said...

This is outstanding. I love, in particular, Doerr.

tapestry100 said...

And by that recommendation alone, the Doerr moves to the top of the pile! Thanks, Beth.

Literary Feline said...

This sounds just like something I would do! Haha! It sounds like you came away with some good ones. Enjoy reading them all!