Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Update

My To Be Read pile is getting out of control. Here's a little window into my life: our bedroom is really small. Since we moved in, I've slept on the side of the bed next to the bathroom door and since there wasn't much room, I could only put books on the bedside table, not on the floor. But we switched sides of the bed, and now I have room on the floor for books. Bwah-ha-ha! I don't know if there are actually more TBR books, or just that, now that they are piled next to me, instead of spread around the house, it looks like there are.

I picked up two books at the library book sale the other day (the little permanent one, not the big one), just for the heck of it, and both of them are about vampires. I'm so predictable.

Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4): I own 1 and 2, actually, bought new on a whim when they came out in paperback. I've resisted spending money on #3, Eclipse, hoping that someday, it will actually be available at the library. But now I've gone and bought #4, so I have to read the third one first, which means a trip to the book store. Sigh. I'm almost annoyed to be reading these books. Curse you, Stephanie Meyer, for writing such compelling trash!

The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) by Laurell K. Hamilton: I've never read anything by Hamilton, so I figured why the heck not. Then again, this is book #15 (Yikes!) in the series, so if I like it, its opened up a whole new thing for me to obsessively buy. This is a bad thing, just in case that's not clear.

In other, more highbrow, news - Congratulations to Daniel Alarcón, winner of the new International Literature Award for his novel Lost City Radio. I haven't read Lost City Radio, but I read and enjoyed his book of short stories, War By Candlelight.

Enjoy your weekend, y'all!


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