read_warbler (read_warbler) wrote,

A new blog!

My first post on my brand new Live Journal. I bit the bullet at long last and got myself a book blog, where I can witter away to my heart's content about books and bore no one except myself - and any brave soul who chooses to be here of course.

So, I bought books in America. What did I buy?

Four books by David Brin. I've had this sci-fi author recommended to me and there were a lot of his books in the US so hubby and I grabbed a few. They are... Kiln People, Otherness, Sundiver and Startide Rising. The last two being the first two (I think) in the Uplift series. Like I need another series to start...

The Geographer's Library - Jon Fasman. An historical mystery through the centuries sort of book which I always find fascinating.

Wolf Moon - Charles De Lint. Werewolf yarn.

The Red Heart - Jame Alexander Thorn. American Indian saga. Probably trashy. ;-)

The Mermaid Chair - Sue Monk Kidd. Recommended by gleebee. Sounds good.

Traitor's Moon - Lynn Flewelling. Third in the series I'm reading at the moment. Gay fantasy. Excellent. Recommend to slash lovers looking for a change from fanfic, though the first one is pre-slash.

Dispatches from the Edge - Anderson Cooper. Memoirs of CNN's sexy journalist. 8-)

River Horse - William Least Heat-Moon. A well known travel writer in the US I think, but I'd not heard of him. This tale of his trip across America by boat in the footsteps of people such as Lewis and Clark sounded rivetting.

Women in the Wild - ed. by Lucy McCauley. Travel anthology of women in the wilderness stories.

American Nomads - ed. by Richard Grant. History of wanderings in the US by frontiersmen, cowboys, fur trappers, Indians and so on.

Hubby also bought books so quite a bit of our return trip luggage was filled with books. I even bought several more at the airport and got myself a free Hudson Books tote bag! My joy knew no bounds. LOL!

And then I checked out my favourite charity shop in Minehead ( Brit. Heart Foundation) and came up with:

The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy.

In the Heart of the Sea - Nathaniel Philbrick.

Master Georgie - Beryl Bainbridge.

So, not a bad haul. I'm pleased as punch with them all to be honest, especially the ones I couldn't have got here in the UK unless I ordered from Amazon. And, although that's fun, nothing really compares to being in a bookshop browsing and actually handling the books. IMO, anyway.
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