Friday, May 1, 2009

Readings 2K9: April summation

The Friends of the Westmount Library had their biannual book sale on the weekend of April 25th. Here’s what I found there:

Charles N. Brown and Jonathan Strahan, editors — The Locus Awards
Hal Duncan — Vellum
Austin Grossman — Soon I Will Be Invincible
Eric McCormack — First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women
Blake Morrison — The Justification of Johann Gutenberg
Robert Payne — The Fathers of the Western Church
Arthur Quiller-Couch — Selected Short Stories
Diane Setterfield — The Thirteenth Tale
Tom Shippey — J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century
Robert Silverberg — The Gate of Worlds
Milton Singer, editor — Krishna: Myths, Rites, and Attitudes

All of which means that I’ve added more books to the apartment this month than I read. I also bought Crooked Little Vein earlier this month, so I added twelve books in total. I read ten over the course of the month, but only five of those were books I had here rather than taken out from one library or another. So seven books up in total.


Grace Seybold said...

I'm not sure "Gate of Worlds" should count, though, since it was for me. And you can't start counting my books too, or you'll never catch up. Even if you're going to read them as well. (Because in that case you'd have to include stuff like "Vulcan!" which, incidentally, is proving to be exactly as awesome as its cover.)

Matthew David Surridge said...

True, and I still haven't read Space Vulture. But this is kind of an inexact science, you know? I definitely want to read all of those A.A. Attanasio books you own, for example, so ... the point is just to try to read as much as I can, I guess, and I can't help but feel partly responsible for bringing "Gate of Worlds" into the apartment, you know? Um ... I guess I'm saying I would like to read it, at some point. So that would make it count as an unread book, for sure.