Ok, I know I'm probably the last person on earth to know this, but how could I have not realized that *Nick* would have his own blog? So, for those of us pining away for more words about books - and music, and life - from him, here's a link to his blog, here.
And of course I had to read some of his latest posts, just to catch up, and of course I've added one book to my list already : 500 Days of Summer. And.....he has made a list of books he filled a table at Waterstone's with, "My Waterstone's Writers Table" (linked for you, dear Reader!), in which he lists the books he chose to fill a table at Waterstone's with, and why he chose them. Some titles will be very familiar to readers of Polysyllabic Spree, etc - and I've added two books from the first 10 he listed, already: Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert, and Brilliant Orange, by David Winner. That's three books added already today to my To Get list.
So my question to you is, my Gentle Readers: if you could fill a table at a bookstore of books you think other people might enjoy reading, that you really liked if not loved, what books would you choose?
I'm going to go spend my Friday morning musing on this question while I clean the house, and get ready to see "Monsters vs Aliens" with a crowd of 6 year olds and under this afternoon. Maybe the 50 foot tall Susan will inspire me in more ways than one!!!