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message 1: by Rachel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

Rachel (JediRach) | 7 comments What have your most recent purchases been?

I bought Jane Eyre on a whim the other day.


message 2: by Melissa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

Melissa Sarker (haphazardkid) | 4 comments I bought these last night:

'Canterella' book 5
'Menkui' book 3
'Wizards First Rule' by Terry Goodkind
'Magician: Apprentice' by Raymond Feist


message 3: by Sheryl (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

Sheryl Today I bought The Thirteenth Tale and Cold Mountain.


message 4: by Elizabeth (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

Elizabeth Wicked, Mirror Mirror, and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, all by Gregory Maguire.


message 5: by Tess (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

Tess I bought Stardust and Emma recently...I need to go back to the bookstore, I'm done with one and almost done with the other!


message 6: by Sheri (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

Sheri | 11 comments I most recently bought "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Love in the Time of Cholera"


message 7: by Rachael (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

Rachael | 23 comments Stephen Colbert's new book " I am America".


message 8: by Julie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

Julie (jooliaaah) i just purchased six books, nine really if you count my last two purchases which were both within the last ten days.

the zookeeper's wife by diane ackerman
the loved dog by tamar geller
the book thief by markus zusak
the river wife by jonis agee
on chesil beach by ian mcewan
a spot of brother by mark haddon
one hundred years of solitude by marquez
good grief by lolly winston
love walked in by marisa de los santos

i SOOOO did not need any new books, well except for maybe one hundred years of solitude because that was for a book-club. but i have an addiction, what else can i possibly say?!?!?!? glad to hear i'm not alone in this addiction.


message 9: by Ashley (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

Ashley (readerandwriter) my recent purchases have been:

"River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze" by Peter Hessler
"Shattered Dreams:My Life as a Polygamist Wife" by Irene Spencer
"Dreams from my Father" by Barack Obama


message 10: by Meredith (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:10PM) (new)

Meredith Watson | 37 comments I really didnt need anymore new books but I got a gift card for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I bought:
The Kite Runner
Playing for Pizza
Cell (it was on the bargain table)

I also ordered Heart Shaped Box from the BOM club to try to fullfill my commitment and get out of that mess.


message 11: by Laura (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:10PM) (new)

Laura The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins


message 12: by Meghan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:11PM) (new)

Meghan Three Cups of Tea

But I just saw that Ken Follett has a new sequel to The Pillars of the Earth (my second all time favorite book). So World Without End will be my next purchase (actually, as I'm going to story time at Barnes & Noble this morning, it will be in about 2.5 hours!)


message 13: by Brooke (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:11PM) (new)

Brooke My last purchases were:

From the used book store downtown:
Animal Husbandry--Laura Zigman
Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny --Suze Orman
Name Dropping --Jane Heller
Coming Out--Danielle Steel
Twelve Sharp --Janet Evanovich

From Amazon.com
Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini --Mark Leyner


message 14: by Lori (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:11PM) (new)

Lori (TNBBC) just bought
Long Way Down by Nick Hornby and
The End Of Alice by AM Holmes

prior to those, over the weekend I had purchased Dexter in the Dark (which is done!) and Any Bitter Thing (which I am currently reading)


message 15: by Diane (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:11PM) (new)

Diane  (DianeDJ) Meghan - World Without End was my most recent purchase! It happened to come out on my husband's birthday so that was his birthday present. (I can't read it until after he does). So for me was The Collected Stories by Grace Paley. I almost picked up Alice Sebold's newest....


message 16: by whichwaydidshego? (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:12PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego? (whichwaydidshego) Umm... my MOST recent was Drinking, Smoking & Screwing edited by Sara Nickles. With that title I absolutely could NOT resist.

Around the same time I grabbed up
Spymistress - William Stevenson (really looking forward to this one!)
The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
A Mencken Chrestomathy - H.L. Mencken
The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
The Woman in While - Wilkie Collins
The Importance of Being Foolish - Brennan Manning
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett
The Polysyllabic Spree - Nick Hornby

There's more, but I have to say regarding that last one... The Polysyllabic Spree should be the "mascot" book for this group. At the beginning of each month (chapter) Hornby lists side by side the books he purchased and the books he read, then comments and commentates on the process of reading, etc. So far it is absolutely HYSTERICAL. A must read for any member of this group!!!


message 17: by Kate (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:12PM) (new)

Kate | 18 comments I just bought Richard Russo's "Bridge of Sighs." It is great - I just wish I had more time to devote to it. I also plan on heading to the bookstore this weekend to pick up a few more books to feed my obsession.


message 18: by secondwomn (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:13PM) (new)

secondwomn (dragonbird) | 7 comments since i made my first visit to the strand in nyc i splurged a bit and picked up:

neil gaiman reading Neverwhere - cds
notes from the underground
the last temptation of christ
& a faulkner biography the name of which escapes me


message 19: by Rachel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:13PM) (new)

Rachel cry, the beloved country
anna karenina
cannery row
wuthering heights (because i lost my first copy)


message 20: by Jessica (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:13PM) (new)

Jessica (jessicaesq) I've been on a bit of a book-buying rampage lately:

Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli
Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marques
Old School, by Tobias Wolff
The View from Saturday, by E.L. Konigsburg
The Iliad and The Odyssey, by Homer


message 21: by Meredith (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:13PM) (new)

Meredith Watson | 37 comments Just made my first trip into a Goodwill looking for book. I put a $10 budget on myself and only went over by $2, lol. Here's what I bought:
Memnoch the Devil - Anne Rice
The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love - Jill Conner Browne
Violin - Anne Rice
Vittorio, the Vampire - Anne Rice
Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones the Edge of Reason - Helen Fielding
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Last Dance, Last Chance - Ann Rule


message 22: by Tara (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:13PM) (new)

Tara | 22 comments On my last book shopping trip I got:

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Louder than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism by Jenny McCarthy
The Penny by Joyce Meyer and Deborah Redford
The Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline
The Other Mother by Gwendolyn Gross

I'm almost done with the Bryson book. Love it!


message 23: by Neuromanced (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:13PM) (new)

Neuromanced | 4 comments Today I got 1080 Recipes. It was too beautiful to pass up.


message 24: by Melissa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:14PM) (new)

Melissa (Melissaharl) Yesterday I bought two poetry books at a local used bookshop:

Amy Lowell: Selected Poems (Library of America edition)
Tell Me, by Kim Addonizio

and one new book to send a friend:

Among Other Things, I've Taken up Smoking, by Aiobheann Sweeney


message 25: by Ashley (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:14PM) (new)

Ashley (readerandwriter) I got two new books. They are:

Out of Love by KG MacGregor(lesbian romance novel)
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards


message 26: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:14PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I just got back from B&N. Anytime I buy new books, the first thing I do is log them on this site! I bought:

A Wrinkle In Time Boxed Set (A Wrinkle In Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time) - Madeleine L'Engle
The Giver - Lois Lowry
The Sunday Philosophy Club - Alexander McCall Smith
Birds of a Feather - Jacqueline Winspear
The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler


message 27: by Jordan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:15PM) (new)

Jordan (JordieHeartsBooks) I just bought His Dark Materials hardcover boxed set by Philip Pullman because I just finished The Golden Compass in paperback and now I want to read them all. I'll give my mom the paperback to read and keep.....


message 28: by Bibliosaurus (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:16PM) (new)

Bibliosaurus | 41 comments I promised myself that I would not by anymore books until I made a significant dent in my tbr pile (at least 60+). However, I happened to walk past the goodwill today and came home with the following:
The Cloud Atlas Liam Callanan
Prep Curtis Sittenfeld
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
Rebecca Daphne du Maurier
Written on the Body Jeanette Winterson
This is one of my favorite books and I am so happy to have it in my possession again, especially for the bargain price of $1.49!


message 29: by Marlo (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:16PM) (new)

Marlo | 2 comments I have also been on a bit of a book buying rampage, especially since I found this site!!!!

I bought the following books on Saturday:

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Harper Lee
THE BOLEYN INHERITANCE Phillipa Gregory
GOOD OMENS Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
A MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY Kurt Vonnegut
THE PENELOPIAD Margaret Atwood
THE PRINCESS BRIDE William Goldman


message 30: by Melissa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:16PM) (new)

Melissa (Melissaharl) Bibliosaurus: ah yes, the fatal tendency of us addicts - "just happened to walk past ... and came home with the following"


message 31: by Caroline (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:18PM) (new)

Caroline I just picked up:

The Riddle by Alison Croggon
The Crow by Alison Croggon
The Religion by Tim Willocks
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (I had this checked out from the library, but someone who previously read it spilled all kinds of food/drink/crumbs in it and I was too grossed out to keep reading it.)

That's a lot of "The..." titles. I always find it entertaining when things line up that way in my book-buying habits!


message 32: by Recynd (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:20PM) (new)

Recynd Ashley: I read River Town; once you've had a chance to read it, I'd be interested in hearing what you think of it.


message 33: by Recynd (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:20PM) (new)

Recynd Lori: I LOVED The End of Alice; it's off-beat, for sure, but "quirky" isn't exactly the right adjective to pin to it...you'll see...

If you end up loving it, and would like to check out its follow-up, Appendix A, let me know and maybe I can send it to you (I can spread the wealth a little).

In any event, enjoy Alice :)


message 34: by Tara (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:21PM) (new)

Tara | 22 comments I just got Almost Moon in the mail yesterday. I'm also thinking of getting The Daring Book for Girls. I think I'm ready to go through a second girlhood. I'm curious about The Dangerous Book for Boys, but I don't have any boys so I haven't picked it up. I think it would be kind of fun to have both books though, so I might get both of them. Am itching to go to the bookstore again! :)


message 35: by Julie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:21PM) (new)

Julie (Julie621) | 2 comments I can't go past a bookstore and not buy anything! ;-)

I recently bought the following:

Eric Claption - Autobiography
Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
The Black Dahlia - James Elroy
Born on a Blue Day; Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant - Daniel Tammet
World Without End - Ken Follet
Things I Overhead While Talking to Myself - Alan Alda


message 36: by Wes (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:22PM) (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) I JUST BOUGHT Under the Banner of Heaven
by Jon Krakauer
THIS PAST WEEKEND IN BOONE, NC AFTER FINISHING :INTO THE WILD BY THE SAME AUTHOR AMAZING BOOK!


message 37: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:22PM) (new)

Doina | 58 comments I wish I could say that my book buying rampage was limited to 5 or 6 books, but once or twice a year I make a list of all the authors that caugh my attention, or that I want to start reading, and then I go out and buy most of the books in the series that they wrote. That way it's easier to wait for the next book to come out, because I already have a whole bunch of books from that series that I can read without the wait. So, in the last couple of weeks I bought close to 100 books. At times like these I have to say that I love used book stores. :)


message 38: by whichwaydidshego? (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:24PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego? (whichwaydidshego) Back again... sigh. Will it ever end, this mania?

It started with just picking up the next up for the book club, but of course didn't stop there...

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
A Left-Hand Turn Around the World by David Wolman

I'm kind of excited about that last one... but have quite a log-jam of books with currently-reading and book club books. Yikes! And yet I just keep buying!


message 39: by ScottK (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:24PM) (new)

ScottK OK so ...recently I have purchased :
A Conspiracy of Paper - David Liss
Cathedral - Nelson DeMille
The Mephisto Club- Tess Gerritsen
The Amber Wizard -David Forbes (I think)
The Lies of Locke Lamora- ??
An Anne Perry Book ( I forget the name already but its the first in a series about a police guy in London who has amnesia)
And I think that's it ...I think


message 40: by Ashley (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:24PM) (new)

Ashley (readerandwriter) I 've bought two more books.

"Born on a Blue Day" by Daniel Tammet
"What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship & Love" by Carole Radziwill


message 41: by Meredith (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:25PM) (new)

Meredith Watson | 37 comments I was in a huge B&N in Ft Worth this weekend and what did I buy?
NOTHING!!!!
I spent about an hour in there and looked and picked up and then put them all back down. I have 40 books in the 'to read' pile and that is too many. I'm rushing through books to try to get to the next one. Crazy. Anyway, just had to brag on the extreme willpower I possessed this weekend!


message 42: by whichwaydidshego? (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:26PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego? (whichwaydidshego) Nice job Meredith!!! And there I was thinking I was being so restrained when I only ended up with four after going to two bookstores! Props to you!


message 43: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:26PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Wow, Meredith, Kudos to you! I was not so strong:

Life of Pi by Yann Martell
The Time Machine/The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos

I am proud of myself for only buying 3, though. But I was out of town and didn't want to worry about packing too many books (since I already had three that I'd taken with me).


message 44: by Meredith (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:26PM) (new)

Meredith Watson | 37 comments Another deterent was that we were walking and shopping and several blocks away from the car. I didnt want to carry heavy books around all day!


message 45: by Meghan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:26PM) (new)

Meghan Diane - let me know how he (and you) like the book. If it's half as good as The Pillars of Earth, I will be so happy!!


message 46: by Meghan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:26PM) (new)

Meghan It's not helping that I'm now going to the weekly storytime at B&N for my daughter. (yeah, that's my "story"...I keep saying it's for her, but it's more of an excuse to just go to the bookstore and wander around...and buy more books!) This is getting to be a bad addiction as even the fastest reader, can only read so many books in a day. This is where a second self dedicated solely to reading would come in a real handy.


message 47: by Kimberly (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:26PM) (new)

Kimberly | 2 comments Meredith-
I've been to that B&N in Ft. Worth. It's awesome!


message 48: by Meredith (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:27PM) (new)

Meredith Watson | 37 comments In Sundance Square? I'm sure we're talking about the same one. I just kept walking around in circles, lol.


message 49: by Mcvirgo20 (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:27PM) (new)

Mcvirgo20 | 1 comments 100 Years Of Solitude
The Kite Runner


message 50: by Rindis (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:27PM) (new)

Rindis Ended up at a used book store to check on one thing on Sunday, and ended up with something completely different. (Another typical visit....)

The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan (I found a fresh-looking receipt for another used book store with a June 1974 date inside....)
The Histories by Herodotus (Penquin classic edition)


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