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Mon, Oct. 2nd, 2006, 10:53 pm
booooooks!

yey! thanks to a lovely, lovely birthday giftcard from moonriddengirl, i got to bounce around amazon.co.uk looking for books to buy. of course, i got a bit carried away and added a few extra books, haha, but i order books so seldomly (like, once a year, i usually only buy paperbacks in various local bookstores) i figured i'd make it extra heavy.

i'm now waiting on:

- Moab is my washpot, by Stephen Fry
- Ghost Story, by Toby Litt
- The Brooklyn Follies, by Paul Auster
- The Gun Seller, by Hugh Laurie
- Jpod, by Douglas Coupland
- Fragile Things, by Neil Gaiman

i'm very excited! the first three books i'm giving a go on anja's suggestion (i always read toby litt books when i visit her, and i really enjoy stephen fry as a performer and am curious to get to know him as a writer), and the latter three i'm getting because a) love hugh laurie, and keep hearing good things about his book, b) have read everything else by douglas coupland over the years, so might as well keep up with it, even though they're comparing this one to one of my least liked coupland books, and c) i like neil gaiman*, and most of all i like his short stories - even more than some of his books. :o

and now? sleeeeep! cin cin. and :* to moonriddengirl. wee!

* i first typed it as "neil gamina" hahahaha.

Mon, Oct. 2nd, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
redjanet

i loooove Moab Is My Washpot. i read it years after i got it and regretted taking so long. i love Stephen Fry as well and the book is really beautifully written with his wonderful sense of humour.

Tue, Oct. 3rd, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
phamos818

I liked JPod, but then again, Microserfs is my favorite Coupland. So YMMV. And I remember liking The Gun Seller when I bought it back when it came out.

Tue, Oct. 3rd, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
anja

*Bitches obsessively about the travesty that is Eleanor Rigby.*
It was awful, wasn't it? Tell me if Jpod is ok.