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Book Buys?

Posted on September 16, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Quick book survey:


1) What's the title of a recent book that you purchased?


2) What's the title of a recent Kindle/Nook/ebook that you purchased? 

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Reply Gerry LaFemina
12:30 PM on September 16, 2012 
Latest books: Castro's Curveball by Tim Wendell, The Dirt by Nance VanWinckel, Haunts by Laura Cherry, and Mercurochrome by Wanda Coleman.
Reply Laura Treacy Bentley
12:57 PM on September 16, 2012 
Fascinating titles, Gerry. I had to look up Mercurochrome on Amazon, and its description goes perfectly with the title: "Wanda Coleman's poetry stings, stains, and ultimately helps heal wounds like the old-fashioned Mercurochrome of her title."
Reply Laura Treacy Bentley
3:04 PM on September 16, 2012 
Thanks to my friend Sherrell Wigal, I bought and am halfway through When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams. It's a great comfort right now.

I'm sad to report I haven't read a book on my Kindle yet, but I have downloaded some free copies of classics and plan on reading The Old Curiosity Shop by Dickens next.
Reply Paul
4:15 PM on September 16, 2012 
Why, Shrapnel by Marie Manilla, of course.
5:20 PM on September 16, 2012 
Poetry -- MOMENTS WITHOUT NAMES: New & Selected Prose Poems, Morton Marcus, White Pine, Buffalo, NY
Fiction for edification & pleasure - DEGREES OF ELEVATION: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalachia, ed. Charles Dodd White and Page Seay, Bottom Dog, Huron, OH
Fiction for pleasure only: THE WATER'S EDGE, Karin Fossum [trans. Charlotte Barslund], Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, NY
Reply Carter Seaton
10:08 PM on September 16, 2012 
Ill bet you can guess my latest purchase...Marie Manilla's novel, Sharpnel was the last print book I bought. The lasted ok was The Buddha in the Attic. I heard the author read from it at the Decatur Book Festival. Written in the first person PLURAL, it was fascinating. Can't wait to read them both.
Reply Laura Treacy Bentley
8:23 PM on September 21, 2012 
I bought Shrapnel by Marie Manilla at her book signing. Maybe she's lurking somewhere and will discover that some of us are talking about her.

I also purchased Neil Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS, but I left it at the salon last week.
Reply Christina
9:41 AM on September 24, 2012 
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstein (loaned by a friend)--strange.
Shrapnel by Marie Manilla--can't wait to read.
Rose Garden, Suanna Kearsley--supernatural romance--great descriptions of Cornwall.
Reply Laura Treacy Bentley
11:11 AM on September 24, 2012 
Hi, Christina,

I read Night Circus a few months ago, and it gave me fits for a number of reasons.
Reply Marie Manilla
4:59 PM on October 6, 2012 
I'm a little late to the party, but thanks for the shout-out, dudes!
I just bought The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. I don't have a Kindle/Nook.
Reply Danielle Stobie
11:39 AM on November 17, 2012 
Oh, how many books I wish I could purchase. At any rate, the last few books I've had time and money to purchase were The Crackpot Palace by Jeffrey Ford, Deathless by Catherynne Valente. The last ebook I purchased was Doctor Zhivago because I coach Academic Decathlon, so it's this year's novel. In fact all of the ebooks I've purchased in the last 2 years were for Decathlon.

Most of my reading gets done from the local library and during reading period at school or school breaks.