Thursday, 27 January 2011

Complete and Utter Book Lust

All about Book Lust: 

Ever since Jane  posted about this over at Reading, Writing, Working, Playing, I've wanted this:
Pride and Prejudice, the Annotated version. 


 I want this so much!!!  Annotated Jane Austen!  One of my favourite books!  I didn't even know she came annotated.  Oh priceless treasure!  It's on the books I'm about to order.  O sweet joy!!  This is complete and utter book lust, my Gentle Readers. Oh my. 
I also have to advise you that Edward Gorey's The Unstrung Harp, which I reviewed here, is available in Amphigorey.


Can you feel the longing?

 I confess, I really want to read this:  The Passage by Justin Cronin.
I hope it lives up to the buzz.  It comes out in paperback right before my birthday, so that's lovely timing!  My only question is,  can I  wait that long?  I can't carry hardcovers so I try to not buy them too often.

I have Margaret at Of Books and Bicycles to blame be thankful for this:  ever since she reviewed The Gentleman's Daughter by Amanda Vickery, I've wanted it.

I finally have tracked it down at Amazon.ca, and it's on the books I'm about to order.  I'm so excited!!  Women's life in 18th century England!  It's like reading what the world was like when Jane Austen wrote, when the Bronte sisters were getting ready to write.

Bride of the Book God talked about Leviathan,  which is being released over here as The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare.

A year and a half  now since her post, and  I've been watching for this book all this time! It's coming in soft cover in two weeks, since I somehow missed the release in Hardcover over here (I still can't believe this).  I have loved whales, since I was a child.  Does this book qualify as a need then, instead of a  want? how about Jane Austen then? 

And as soon as I can find a copy, Patricia Brigg's Silver Borne is finally out in paperback.

Mercy Thompson #5. How does she settle into the pack? Does Adam try to cramp her mechanic don't fence me in lifestyle?  Her nose for danger?

And finally, because it's the second half of one book, and because it's Connie Willis:  All Clear.

 This will count for Carl's Sci Fi Challenge, as well as the British Challenge.  And she is one of my favourite writers. It's in hard cover, but I can't wait until next winter some time. I have to find out what happens.

Of course, this is just the temporary I Need to get as Soon as Possible List, not to be confused with I Always Buy The Latest Book By This Author List (which is permanent book lust), or  the Show Me A Good Mystery and You Know I'll Want to Try it List.  Or the Still Missing a Few Titles in this Series List.  Or the Brand New To Me Because Of Bad Bloggers Reading Lists, list........

In other words, you really can't ever have enough books, my Gentle Readers!

Is there a particular book you are anticipating this year, Gentle Reader?

19 comments:

Kailana said...

Yay Patricia Briggs. I just buy her in hardcover, so I am waiting for her new book which got pushed back from January to MARCH. :( I am very disappointed. There better be an Alpha & Omega book this year, too!

Sue F. said...

yes, I have been waiting for the new month to begin to go buy Room by Emma Donoghue. A good friend recommended it to me and it sounds fascinating!

GeraniumCat said...

Love the ...Soon as Possible list! I've got one of those but I try not to actually make it a physical list - that way lies disaster. Unfortunately, in the past 4 months I have created a new list, the Books-to-get-on-Kindle one, which is fed by the fact that they'll send you samples, so that list is 30-something samples on Quoodle, plus a wishlist of over 100 titles - in 4 months!! Heaven help me if OH ever finds out. And of course, now I want the Amanda Vickery book, and that in turn reminded me of her Radio 4 History of Private Life, available on CD. Oh dear...and an annotated Jane Austen. Help!

Susan said...

Kailana: I'm beginning to decide if I can wait for the softcovers to come out, too! I know you enjoy the Alpha and Omega series, I have the first one on my TR shelf.

Sue F: Yes, I've been hearing good things about Room, too. I hope you like it.

GeraniumCat: wow, I don't feel so bad, 30 something books for your kindle to get! lol what was Amanda Vickery's History of Private Life like? That sounds interesting too. Cd.....yes, I think the Soon As Possible list is a list to hide from near and dear ones! lol

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