Thursday, September 30, 2010

September 2010: Buying


Only 3 this month. I'm kind of impressed with my restraint. Of course, July and August were huge. Restraint is probably more properly called exhaustion.

Dancing On The Earth - Margaret Laurence. After reading The Diviners, I got interested in Laurence. When I saw her memoir, I jumped. Literally. It was resting on a shelf pretty high up, almost out of my reach.

After Dark, My Sweet - Jim Thompson. When I see a Jim Thompson novel, I feel as if candy is being dangled in front of me. Except if it really was candy, it would have some ominous ingredient like poisonous mushroom or deadly nightshade and the person dangling it in front of me would be some creepy figure that burned up the road to Hell years ago.

The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon. The BOOKLEAVES pick for October. I don't know if I'll like it, but I'm all about boosting my international reading stats.

7 comments:

joemmama said...

You go girl! I finally found a copy of So Long, See You Tomorrow...I am looking forward to reading it.

Teacher/Learner said...

So glad you liked The Diviners, too. It's one of my favourites. I hope you enjoy the memoir. I haven't read it yet, so I'll wait for your review :o)

Marg said...

Shadow of the Wind is one of my favourite books ever! Enjoy!

Care said...

I'm with Marg - I enjoyed Shadow of the Wind. and I'll look up The Diviners, interesting title.

Anna said...

You've certainly made me curious about Jim Thompson's books! Happy reading!

infogoddess said...

Shadow of the Wind is one of my favorite books - enjoy!

Heather said...

Dancing on the Earth will be a read toward the 4th Canadian Challenge over at the Book Mine Set. I've only read one Margaret Lawrence, but really enjoyed it. Will look forward to your review.