Sunday, August 31, 2008

No new Stuff Year August-Book Buying Birthday

It's time for my monthly roundup for my No New Stuff Year.

I received some birthday money and promptly spend some of it on books. 6 books in the month of August. I can't even tell you the last time I bought 6 books in a month. I rarely go into a bookstore like Barnes and Noble because I find it so seductive. Coffee, new clean exciting books. All kinds of possibilities. For a book lover it is an easy way to part me from my money. I prefer the library. I can usually muster up the same kind of excitement if I remember that at one time all of the books there were new and shiny. Best of all, they are FREE.

But I digress. I bought 6 new books. 2 new eBay books that I wanted for reference and the entire Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. I only bought the books as I've been chomping at the bit to read them and the waiting list at the library is LONG LONG LONG for these books. So as my summer treat I read them for my vacation. I could not put them down! If you've read them let me know because I'm dying to talk about the ending and have run across no one else who has read them!!!

Anyway, I plan to sell the set on eBay because I really don't need 4 huge books taking up space on my bookshelf and these aren't really books that I would keep and refer back to. Aside from the books, nothing new!


Unknown said...

Tell me about Stephanie Meyer. I've heard of this author before but never read any of her stuff.

Christine said...

Stephenie Meyer-You've heard of her because of these impossibly popular vampire books! (Yes, vampire!) Which is not generally a genre I read.

The story in the books is FABULOUS.She's clever! The characters less so and the dialogue is so/so. I was somewhat disappointed with the end of the series but won't give it away in case you want to read it.

I've never really read a book that the story was so compelling while the characters were not. (some of them anyway)

Actually I think the problem was that I started rooting for the wrong character.

Christine said...

And I read all 4 of these 600+ books in less than 2 weeks!

Unknown said...

Hah! You and I always end up rooting for the "wrong" character, I think.

Christine said...

He he!! I know! I was thinking of you when I wrote that!!!