Tuesday, June 2, 2009

More reading backlog


For the past few weeks, I've been on a book-buying frenzy. Bookstores seem to have new titles on their shelves. This weekend alone, I bought 4 books which are now at my bedside table waiting to be wrapped in gauge 8 plastic.

I guess it doesn't help that most of the books I've been eagerly anticipating are now on sale. In the US, I believe this is the time when publishers release titles with bestseller potential.

The book that I've been desperately wanting to get my hands on is Rick Riordan's The Last Olympian. Think Harry Potter, but this time, the characters are not wizards but gods and heroes.

And I was surprised to find The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet, Reif Larson's much-acclaimed debut novel. The book is just too beautiful with all the illustrations along the margins.

Also, trade paperback editions of notable titles from last year are also being sold. I saw Netherland and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Naturally, I just scooped them up and headed to the cash register without thinking.

3 comments:

I Heart Monster said...

Yeah City of Bones is on my list too...

sumthinblue said...

Where do you get gauge 8 plastic?!?

Peter Michael C. Sandico said...

Hi Blooey! At National. Although sometimes, they run out of stock.