Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Finds!! What's New on the Shelf This Week

I did a major weed of my TBR shelves this weekend- I got rid of about 2/3 of the overflow off the shelves themselves. And I'm vowing to slow my rate of acquisition as well. But we'll see how that goes!

Of course that starts next week!
I got Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by comedian/actress Mindy Kaling. Yeah, I just gave in to the hype. This was another one that was flying off the shelves at my former workplace and I couldn't resist the opportunity to buy it from another local indie, Back Pages Books.

Stay Awake, Dan Chaon's latest collection of short stories, arrived via LibraryThing. I'm mostly done reading it and it's great, especially if you loved Await Your Reply, his last novel. And I did!

I picked up The Third Policeman, by Flann O'Brien, at the great Pazzo Books in Boston. It's a comic novel that I've always wanted to read and have had trouble tracking down. Now it is mine!

What about you? What's new on your shelves this week?

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Care said...

I was good (?) and don't have any new books in my house to report on. I did download a few new ones to the iPad but it was the week prior: Sugar in my Bowl by Erica Jong (already read - very fun) and There Goes the Galaxy by Jenn Thorson so looks like I can do the SciFi Experience this month or next. yay me!

Zibilee said...

The Third Policeman is one of my favorite books, and made my best of list for last year!! I loved it, and it was so absurd and weird! I can't wait to see your take on it. Good stuff here today!

Anonymous said...

I've had the Third Policeman on my wishlist for years. Enjoy it and looking forward to your thoughts when done.

Vasilly said...

You've got rid of 2/3 of your overflow?! I'm impressed. I just bought a ton of books including The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna. Enjoy your books.

bermudaonion said...

Stay Awake sounds really appealing to me. Enjoy your new books!