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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gift Card Dilemma: Too Many Books, Too Little Money

I have a $10 gift card for Barnes & Noble.

I'm all caught up on my guilty pleasure series.

I want to buy Anathem by Neal Stephenson, but I want to try to keep to the paperback books.

Anyone have a suggestion? Something out in paperback that I absolutely MUST read?

7 comments:

Sven said...

The Graveyard Book is out in paperback.

I'm only halfway through it but so far so good.

Andi said...

Something by Sarah Vowell! The reason I say that...I have a $15 card to Amazon and that's what I'll be ordering. ;) I loved The Partly Cloudy Patriot, so I think it's time for Take the Cannoli or Assassination Vacation.

Justin said...

The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
Yes it's grim and at times frightening, but the father/son relationship is really beautiful, as is the prose (surprising, considering the places being described are usually anything BUT).

Randika said...

A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis. Okay, now I know it's nonfiction and this isn't on everybody's shelf, nor should it be. But I found it to be entirely fascinating and really gave me insight into the struggles of the other sex, always helpful for a writer. Not to mention, it's dang entertaining.

eloise said...

Just finished the Tenderness of Wolves and I really liked it. Though I guess you can just borrow my copy. ;-)

Prince Gomolvilas said...

Lesbian erotica.

Sven said...

I'm changing my answer to lesbian erotica.