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.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hello, new books!

Remember this post from a couple weeks back?
I'm hoping I can scale back my book buying next year
Who was I kidding?

I picked up The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, as 2 friends separately recommended it to me within a day of each other, and then I found a copy on the used rack at one of my local stores, so I felt it was meant to be.

My friend K gave me a copy of King Arthur and the Knights of His Court, which is abridged from Malory's Morte D'Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. It is one of the new Borders Classics editions, and I just love these editions. They are made to look like old, vintage clothbound books. If you've got a Borders nearby, you should check them out just to see how cool they look! So far I have Pride and Prejudice, The Jungle Books, The Raven and Other Stories, A Midsummer Nights Dream and other Comedies.

I picked up a copy of Melissa Hellstern's Getting Along Famously. It was an autographed copy at the Borders in Chicago.

The last 2 are ARCs that I received in the mail. The first came from Random House called Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans by Dan Baum and the other is The Love Potion Murders in the Museum of Man by Alfred Alcorn, which came from LibraryThing as part of the their Early Reviewer program.


Irish said...

You made it 19 days...I am so proud of you. Next year I'll expect nothing less than the full month of January!

As for Time Traveler's won't regret the purchase. It is a wonderful read.

tapestry100 said...

OK, make that recommendations from 3 friends in as many days now. This book keeps bumping up the TBR mountain. Meanwhile, the 9-9-9 books keep slipping down.

Caspette said...

Hi David.

Just to let you know I tagged you for the book meme.

Also what a sign. After having it recommended from two (now three) independent sources you found it on sale!

Monique said...

"The Time Traveler's Wife" is one my favorite reads of 2008. I also brought it used and I am keeping it for the future. It is always nice to go back years later and re-read your favorite books.

tapestry100 said...

Well, I'm really glad that The Time Traveler's Wife is coming so highly recommended!