Monday, December 31, 2007

feeding the addiction...

Now one would think that the enormous pile of books I got for Christmas would be enough to hold me over for a good long time, right? But it doesn't necessarily work that way, does it? Especially when I had gift cards just burning a hole a in my pocket. My latest acquisitions:

*The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (hopefully I can get this read for Carl's Sci-Fi Experience)

*Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen (which I'd never even heard of when I bought it, but then found out Deslily loves this one, so I'm sure I won't be disappointed)

*The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (I think it was at Alison's that I first heard of this one, and I've been wanting ever since)

*Three Days to Never by Tim Powers (another one I'd never heard of, but it sounded too good to pass up, and I think it might work for the Sci-Fi Experience too)

*Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint (because I just keep hearing such wonderful things about him, and figured it was past time to give him a try)

*Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (really don't need to explain this one)

*Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman (ditto above comment)

*The Wood Wife by Terry Windling (actually got this one from Paperback Swap, so I didn't have use any precious gift card dollars on it...though I might have because it certainly sounds good)

And believe it or not, I haven't used up all my gift cards and Christmas money yet. But I'm really hoping I can hold onto the rest for a while, since undoubtedly you all will be writing wonderful reviews for all kinds of fabulous books in the new year.

And speaking of the new year, I do hope you all have a tremendous 2008!


Jennifer said...

I guess we each have our own addictions! It cracks me up that you say you haven't read that many books, because by my standards, at least, you have read a ton!!! You spend your Christmas money on books, I do it on scrapbooking stuff and stamps and such. Isn't it fun to have an addiction that isn't bad for us? Have fun reading all your new books!

Maggie said...

Just stopped by to wish you a Happy New Year and Happy Reading in 2008! :D

DesLily said...

Yikes! I get scared every time someone buys I book because I liked it! I'm a bit like Chris, there isn't much, of what I read, that I don't like! I just received James A Owen's second book from this series, The Search for the Red Dragon, I'm hoping it's a good.
I sure hope you like his work!!

A very Happy New Year to you! You certainly now have a huge TBR pile!! lol lol

Nymeth said...

yay for Good Omens and Smoke & Mirrors! The others sound great, too. The Wood Wife is a book I've been meaning to read for years... perhaps for this year's Once Upon a Time. I look forward to your thoughts on it!

Carl V. said...

Wow, I'd love to read, or in some cases re-read, all of those! Good Omens is such fun. It was especially fun for me as I grew up Catholic and I think Gaiman and Pratchett do a good job and being silly without being sacriligious...but that is just my opinion. That will probably all make sense once you've read the book.

There are so many great stories in Smoke and Mirrors. Chivalry is my favorite. Snow,Glass,Apples is great. The Price is chilling and good. I love the darkness of The White Road. Lots of goodness in there. A few that were a bit rough, but overall terrific.

I'll be reading my first Bradbury novel, Dandelion Wine, here in a few weeks for the Sci Fi Experience. I'll be looking forward to your Martian Chronicles review.

Happy New Year to you, your hubbie, and your kiddos! I hope you all have a great New Year's Day!!!

alisonwonderland said...

i hope you'll enjoy The Boy in the Striped Pajamas as much as i did!

gail@more than a song said...

Gift cards do that you know, they're just calling out to be spent!

Happy New Year Debi!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Books, glorious books! Hold on to the rest of your gift cards/money. You KNOW in a few months, there will be a whole new pile of books you want to have in your hot little hands! I know I will :)

Happy New Year, and Happy Reading!

Chris said...

Ha! I kid you not, every single one of those books is either on my wishlist or already on my bookshelf :p