It’s that time again, when I confess what I’ve been spending my money on bookwise over the past month!

 The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo – another of the Scandinavian authors I seem to have be drifting towards recently, this looks like a really good read

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron – full of amusing stuff about being a woman, apparently; the reason I bought this was a quote from the book on the back cover “if the shoe doesn’t fit in the shoe store, it’s never going to fit” – how true………….

On The Wealth of Nations by P J O’Rourke – I really don’t know that much about Adam Smith, one of Scotland’s greatest sons, and I’m hoping this will help me understand exactly why he has been (and still is?) so influential

Tatja Grimm’s World by Vernor Vinge – the Book God rates Vinge very highly, and I came across this book via this recommendation on io9.com, and particularly the following observation: “the most memorable aspects of the novel are set in a floating publishing house touring the world on a barge, selling science fiction to the people of Tatja’s continent”

Take Me, Take Me With You by Lauren Kelly – the second of Joyce Carol Oates’s pseudonymous (if that’s how you spell it) thrillers

Daphne by Justine Picardie – this has been reviewed and discussed on a number of the bookblogs so I won’t say more until I’ve had the chance to read it

Wild Nights by Joyce Carol Oates – a collection of short stories which focus on the last days of some of the greatest writers from the USA, including Poe, Dickinson and Twain

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith – another title that’s been discussed extensively elsewhere, and I ‘m really looking forward to reading it

 

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