“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.”
Right now I have 394 books on my Amazon Wish List. So um, my coat would be pretty threadbare if I followed the above quote for my entire list. But I do buy from it, on occasion (my husband and I differ on our definition of occasion). Mostly I use my Wish List to refill my hold queue at the library. Also, I must admit I’m hoping for that breathtaking tiara moment when Amazon emails me to say I have won everything on it (which is why I’ve made sure a MacBook, Scrivener software and a Cuisinart ice cream maker are on my list too).
Anyway, here are a few new books that I’m excited about:
I first started reading the Kinsey Millhone mysteries twenty years ago. I can remember walking through the stacks at the library where I worked and picking up A IS FOR ALIBI. I loved it immediately. I know some readers don’t like that Kinsey is still “stuck” in the 80s (the first book was published in 1983, but each subsequent story takes place shortly after the other even though the books come out about once every two years), but I love it when Kinsey pulls out her trusty index cards to begin her detective work–instead of relying on computers, cell phones and the internet.
CROSSED is book two in the MATCHED trilogy. The first one highlighted arranged marriage dystopian style and I can’t wait to see how the main character Cassia deals with her desire to rebel against a society that does not believe in free will.
This book had me at dork. Oh and diary. All you need to know is Nikki Maxwell is living her worst nightmare after she loses her diary. I completely identify with it all. One of these days I will have to post some exceptionally dorky things from my own tween diary.
We buy this book every year. I love the photos, the trivia and just the general oddities. According to the review on Amazon, in this edition you can find out how much time you spend watching TV, playing video games, laughing, breathing and um, well farting. Who knew?
And then I found the novel, LITTLE GALE GUMBO.. The book promises savory intrigue and family secrets, spiced with Creole flavor.
I just added pralines to my Amazon Wish List.
What books are you wishing for?