Sunday, July 13, 2008

two week's worth of blame

Didn't post the Blame Game last week, because there was no blame to be placed. Not a lot this week either...I've been fairly good. I've been trying to figure out if I should award points when I buy a book for someone else, and I decided that I should. Why not, right?

So here's the new books with points where appropriate:

*First of all, I was ordering some books for "history through literature" purposes, and it turns out that Amazon was having one of their buy 3, get 1 free deals. But I only needed to order three books for school (The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, and Dawn of Fear by Susan Cooper). So I checked my handy-dandy wish list to see what might be available as a freebie, and decided to go with Sleeping With Ward Cleaver by Jenny Gardiner. Now, I can't honestly say I've ever read a "chick-lit" book before, so this is new territory...but Jean's review made it sound positively irresistible. So point for Jean!

*Secondly, Dewey earns a second point for The Political is Maternal. Her interview not only made it a must-have for myself, but it convinced me that it would be a great birthday gift for Jean. (I awarded Dewey a point earlier for my copy, but didn't want to ruin Jean's surprise by mentioning it then.)

*And last but not least, Becky earns a point for Cat by Mike Dumbleton, a book I just had to order for the Maxidoodle.

1 comment:

Sleeping with Ward Cleaver said...

Hmmm...Let's see, what to read when you want to escape reality. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, or Sleeping with Ward Cleaver, by Jenny Gardiner.
I think you'll have much more fun with SWWC ;-). Hope you enjoy it!