Thursday, August 18, 2011

New On The Shelf: Oil, Blood, Hell, Pretty, Leaves

What do these words have in common? They are all part of titles that are New On The Shelf!

There are perks living in a State Capital and a college town: Excellent book selections at the local Goodwill!

Here's a run down of treasures I found:

I read David Sedaris’ Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk and loved it so I’m sure I’ll like Me Talk Pretty One Day, especially after reading this!

I’ve wanted to read this since watching the movie so this book has been on my mind for a very long time. Imagine my excitement when I saw it on the shelf at Goodwill!

Look at this cover! Reason enough to pick up this book!

I’m not big on movie tie in covers but fortunately it’s not as bad as some like this, this and this. Give a starving artist more creative freedom then slapping actors on the covers!

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie didn’t make the cut. But I know where you are, Satanic Verses, and with a title like that, who could resist waiting much longer to add you to the shelf?

But that’s not all! My friend Caz lent me House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. He said it’s a weird trippy book and flipping through it I’ve never encountered a book like this so I’m excited to read it.

Now, what to read...?


  1. Those all sound interesting. I just remembered that I still have your copy of The Devil Wears Prada.

  2. Ha, I was wondering where it was!

  3. Good point about the used book stores, too ... I need to start shopping in Berkeley instead of out here in the burbs.

  4. Ohhhh, Berkely, they would definitely have a great selection!

  5. I haven't gone to a used bookstore in a long time. Wonder if there are any good ones in Fairfield?