Had an accident at the bookstore today….
Kelley Armstrong — Exit Strategy
A.J. Hartley — On the Fifth Day
Julie Kenner — California Demon
Ellen Kushner — The Privilege of the Sword
Scott Lynch — Lies of Locke Lamora
Charlie Stross — Glasshouse
I ponder what this says about my taste in books.
And I wonder…. what was your last accident at the bookstore like?
(p.s. No, I’m not dead. Just buried under manuscripts. Which is, of course, why I needed to buy more things to read!)
(p.p.s. Went to the Seton Hill conference and loved it. Highly recommend the program. *waves* at jaguarpaddler)
My last bookstore accident involved Lee Child. I think I’m in love.
Don’t worry, I spent plenty for you at Readercon.
Rachel Caine – both Morganville Vampires Books
C.E. Murphy – Coyote Dreams
Ellen Kushner – Privilege of the Sword
And three older books that I can’t remember right now, but looked really interesting. One was about a Martian Viking, as I recall…
My accidents are almost always limited to YA books (maybe a MG or two slipped in)…though I also go through biographical kicks, and I love disaster tales (fiction is better than something that really hurt someone, imo).
what was your last accident at the bookstore like?
*sulks* donwanna talk about it */sulks*
(put it this way — you may be helping me put up another bookcase when you’re here…)
Hmm…my last bookstore accident was in Canada on my trip, when I walked out of a little bookstore in Banff with Steven Erikson’s Book 6 of his Malazan Empire series (not yet available here) as well as a book on the geology of the Canadian Rockies.
Oddly enough, my last bookstore accident involved the Lies of Locke Lamora as well. Along with some fluff romance, , the behind-the-scenes book for the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, a knitting magazine, and a backpacking magazine. Ah, the joys of being eclectic.
Ah, my last bookstore visit — I left with
Magic Lost Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip
and The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (and those were just the books for me:) )
Funny thing is that I got home and realized that I’d forgotten the book that had driven me to stop by the bookstore in the first place. Oops!
Nothing like being sidetracked by a great book!
*waves* Hi, I was the one playing the harp at SHU. See you again at a con sometime. :>)
I really hope they get that tuned before the next time. But the piano was great. 🙂
My last accident at the bookstore was more of a unholy dance of glee on my part when a friend and I went together and she said, “Why don’t you make a few suggestions for me in the paranormal section? I liked that one you loaned me.” She ended up with $70 worth of used books ($38 after her and my combined credits were applied).
My last “accident” at the bookstore was a happy one.
I went to buy The Historian, expecting to pay full price. Instead, I found the hardcover in the bargin section for $6. 🙂
Congrats — I picked that up off the bargain table a couple weeks ago myself.
Hope you enjoy FIFTH!
Privilege is nice.
Not quite the same as the first two, perhaps. [Maybe I am getting used to what she pulls out as surprises] But I liked it muchly.
My most recent bookstore accident involved Charles Stross’ Glasshouse (which I have in fact just finished tonight, and wow, it’s excellent; I’m about to write a review post), Justina Robson’s Keeping it Real, Jenna Rhodes’ The Four Forges, and, as a gift for a friend, Nicole Mones’ The Last Chinese Chef.
Ellen Kushner’s The Privilege of the Sword was a slightly earlier bookstore accident, and I am looking forward to reading that greatly. 😀
But… but… It’s Ellen Kushner!! You can’t NOT buy Ellen Kushner. I’m pretty sure it’s a law in most states.
My last accident was The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips. Literary fiction. Not something I usually read, but I love all things Egyptian, so I picked it up. Wow. It’s an amazing book.
Wiscon. Even though I had a giant TBR stack at home, I made several trips to the dealer’s room and loaded up a backpack of shiny titles that went promptly into the TBR piles.
Still owe you a drink…
I had a great time talking to you at the Friday night book signing, despite the chaos. Hopefully by the time World Fantasy rolls around I can think of an additional ten minutes worth of interesting chit chat.
Glad you liked SHU. It’s a fairly young program, but I predict great some great writers will emerge from its graduates. (cough, cough)
Try the tack store, the feed store, the bookstore, the grocery store, the SFBC website…
I went to the tack store yesterday to buy some Cowboy Magic detangler for my horse’s mane and tail. I got the detangler…and Richard Shrake’s _Resistance-Free Riding_ and a horse story anthology. At least this time I didn’t opt for the spendy coffee-table tack book.
But that was after I’d gotten a shipment of books from SFBC. And after a trip to Powell’s to sell used books, and come back with a sack of about the same amount of books. And a trip to Barnes and Noble to buy music that ended up with Elizabeth Bear’s Jenny Casey trilogy. And a trip to the Oregon Country Fair that ended up with a pretty hat and an Ernest Callenbach book (research, right?).
Just about any place that might have a book is dangerous….
Oooh. Lies of Locke Lamorra was awesome. I’m having B&N hold book two on July 31st when it comes out.
My husband limits me to two books per trip. Of course, he hasn’t limited how many trips I can take…