Thursday, December 21, 2006

Incoming Books: Late December

I may get some more stuff before the month is out (I'm probably going to my favorite book store tomorrow, and there's always the possibility of presents on Monday), but this stack is now heavy enough to present a danger to my printer. So it's time to note what's here, and put it away.

(I should sheepishly mention here that my to-be-read pile keeps expanding. It was originally one bookcase, and now there are at least a couple of hundred books piled on top of that tall case. And all of the classics I haven't read are in the front of ten shelves on another bookshelf. And there's the original overflow, read-it-immediately pile. And, most recently, there's two shelves of even more overflow, read-it-immediately stuff. But now those shelves are full, so there's a pile on the shelf above them. I need to either read faster or acquire books slower.)

Recently arrived in La Casa de Hornswoggler:
  • from today's trip to the comics store: PvP: The Dork Ages, Powers Vol. 5: Anarchy, and Fables Vol. 8: Wolves
  • an order from Amazon UK: Alastair Reynolds's other new collection, Galactic North, and the Ankh-Morpork Post Office Handbook/Discworld Diary 2007
  • and the usual mass of things from the office, one way or another: the big new Neal Gabler Walt Disney biography, Joan Didion's We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order to Live, Never Mind the Pollacks by Neal Pollack (which I avoided buying for a couple of years now, but just found on a giveaway shelf), the new Robert Fagles translation of The Aeneid, another Will Eisner omnibus, Will Eisner's New York, and a couple of other odds and ends.
That's a total of about twelve new books in roughly a week, which -- even for a guy reading a book a day -- is beginning to get alarming.

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