Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Book Week!

Well, here it is Tuesday, and I had a flood of books. All my outstanding Amazon orders arrived, but one and I got books from Random House!

I also got two book gifts.

One of my closest friends bought me:

For some reason, it was going to take 1-3 months to ship from amazon.ca, so they ordered it off the American site and it is here very quickly! I think it is has such a nice cover!

Then, my boyfriend bought me another book sort of like the book I just read recently, the one where we had the discussion of our dream libraries. (The Library at Night, for those that don't remember)

From Random House, I got lots of new release goodies that people might be interested in:

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (paperback)
Augustus by Anthony Everitt
Stealing Love by Mary A. Fischer
Finding Atlantis by David King (paperback)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Two history-like non-fiction books, a memoir, and two novels. I think searching is easy for all of them, but I added the books to my librarything and no one else has Stealing Love by Mary A. Fischer. I think it looks interesting, so here is the blurb:

From Random House:

By day, Mary A. Fischer is a respected, award-winning journalist who covers the criminal justice system. At night, sometimes, she is also a dognapper—trading in her tailored suit for a sleek thief’s outfit, complete with black turtleneck and flashlight—as she commits misdemeanors in the name of love. More than once she has staked out a neighbor’s home, snuck quietly into their backyard, and jimmied a lock to rescue a very grateful dog that was being abused. It’s a risk every time, but for Fischer the danger of standing idly by while innocents suffer is greater still.

Her own painful experiences of loss and neglect have led her down both paths: covering the law and breaking it. When she was four, her mother was committed to a mental institution, and she and her sister were sent to a strict Catholic boarding school run by nuns who believed in discipline, not affection. In the absence of her adoring mother, love was something she had to work for, something she had to steal in bits and pieces.
Growing up, Fischer developed an acute sensitivity to injustice that has taken her on assignments around the world to visit people in prison who have been wrongly accused and convicted. Her best-known stories—the McMartin Preschool child sexual abuse case, Wayne Williams, the so-called Atlanta Child Murderer, and the 1993 Michael Jackson scandal—took a unique, unpopular stance only to be validated later on. Her motive in both journalism and dognapping is the same: to stand up for the underdog and defend those who can’t defend themselves, be they human or canine.

Stealing Love is a moving memoir of lost—and rediscovered—love and illustrates firsthand the power of the individual and the incredible bond between humans and dogs.

See, I can't be alone in thinking this book looks interesting...

Then, the rest of the books I got from Amazon:

Grand Ellipse by Paula Volsky (based on a review Mailyn did, either on her own blog or Twisted Kingdom)
The Observations by Jane Harris
Glass Castles by Jeanette Walls
A Walk on the Nightside by Simon R. Green


  1. the Observations is GREAT.

    The Glass Castle is one of my favourite books of the past year.

    Go Random House !

  2. I enjoyed The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop. Brought back lots of memories of working in a bookstore in Texas. You can read my review here, if you like.

  3. Stealing Love looks good. I'll wait to see what you think of it. :P

  4. LOVE that cover for Magic Study!

  5. Ooooh...looks like you have lots of yummy reads! I have The Observations, Glass Castles, The Book Thief, and The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop in my TBR towers. It looks like I'll be adding Stealing Love very soon! :)

  6. Apparently our mountainous to-be-read piles have good taste!


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