John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Yay, new books!

I bought three new books this weekend. Really new books. Usually when I buy new books, they're actually old books, which is to say, used books. But Books-A-Million was a having a sale: 44% off bestsellers for BAM Club members. Too good a deal to pass up. I bought:

  1. The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman. The new Leaphorn and Chee (and Bernie Manuelito! Yay!) mystery. It will taken considerable willpower to read this one in order.*</br>
  2. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. A biography of the great racehorse. By all accounts it's an excellent book. Plus, I know very little about horse racing, and I'm generally interested in learning more about things about which I know very little.</br>
  3. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich. Because from time to time I need to indulge my taste for good old-fashioned liberal outrage. It disgusts me that in this day and age there are people who work full-time and yet still don't make enough money to support themselves.

I also bought a Curious George bookmark.</br> </br> * Yes, I read books in a certain order. For one thing, I like to alternate between fiction and non-fiction. Also, when, as now, I have a large number of books to read -- I have 41 books on my to-be-read shelves -- I read them in alphabetical order. ("Call Ishmael me.") I alphabetize the ficiton and non-fiction seperately; I'm up to F in non-fiction, but my next novel is an E. So the issue at hand here is, do I break the rules are read The Wailing Wind out of order, or do I stay true to my principles, such as they are? For now, I have it sorted into the queue, but we'll see how long it stays there.

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