I did something depressing this morning...I weeded down my Google Reader a bit. Oh my, that makes me so very sad. I just can't keep up, no matter how hard I try. And believe me, I do try! I know I don't read nearly as many blogs as some of you, and I know everyone has busy lives...so how do you all do it?!!
What's even sadder is that I know I really should pare it down even further. But I'll save that torturous task for another day. *sigh*
Okay, let me move on to happier subjects. As in new books! If it weren't for A.) the fact that many of these books are for school, and B.) the fact that many of them came from PaperbackSwap, I'd almost be embarrassed by the amount of new (well, new-to-me) books I brought into the house this past week. Oh, and I do have a couple of points to award as well.
Neuromancer by William Gibson. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. Blindness by Jose Saramago. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. Orlando by Virginia Woolf. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. All for a class I will probably be using for Annie's schooling next year. Hence, they don't count against me, right? We, however, does count against Carl. I've had it on my wish list ever since I read his review, and would have picked it up eventually anyway.
The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA by Mark Schultz. Another book for school.
Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski. The Collected Stories by Amy Hempel. And here I guess I finally have to take some responsibility. I've picked up Fieldwork and carried it around at the bookstore at least half a dozen times, so it was inevitable that I was going to buy it one day. I still had a gift card from Christmas, so I put myself out of my misery and just bought it. And as for the Amy Hempel book...well, I'm passing on the blame to that little book seductress Eva because of this post.
Can't wait to see what arrived in all your mailboxes!