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Books! Help me out please

For my birthday I asked for book vouchers from my Dad and in laws – most people think this is boring and have told me so. I don’t care though. As a stay at home mum I bring no money in, hubby doesn’t read (unless it’s on a computer screen) so I just can’t justify book purchases. The most I spend (and it feels like I’m cheating the system every time) is $2 at the library to buy 5 of their cast offs, so cheap… love it, it’s amazing what you can find.

So, Dad offered me cash instead and suggested I hit up the second hand book stores – why on earth did I not think of that? I guess having the occasional nice shiny new book is a guilty pleasure, but getting more books works for me too.

Anyway – I need some ideas. I want to read some things I might not normally opt for. I’m open to all suggestions! What are some of your favorite books/authors?

I’m going to see if I can hunt out some David Weber as per Anthony‘s recommendation. Tama has listed his top books for 2008 so I’ll see if I can find any of those.

If there are any books which would fit the categories for the ‘what’s in a name’ reading challenge for 2009, suggest those too! The list is as follows:

1. A book with a “profession” in its title.
2. A book with a “time of day” in its title.
3. A book with a “relative” in its title.
4. A book with a “body part” in its title.
5. A book with a “building” in its title.
6. A book with a “medical condition” in its title.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with, and then seeing how many of them I can hunt down. Fun times ahead!

Thanks in advance 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Books! Help me out please”

  1. Thanks for the recommendations 🙂 I checked the library first and they don’t have either! Silly smaller cities… anyways, I’m hoping I can find at least one at one of the second hand book stores.

  2. what kind of books do you like? adult or young adult? sci fi/fantasy or murder/serial killer or suspense/action or relationship/romance or angsty/thought-provoking? literary or commercial?

    My all-time favorites are: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, The Eight by Katherine Neville, The Man-Eating Tigers of India by Colonal James Corbett and anything by Edgar Rice Burroughs. But none of those have anything to do with my current reading habits…

    Anyway, happy hunting. This is the happiest of problems to have 🙂

  3. Thanks Alex! I read almost anything, so all suggestions welcome. It’s been ages since I’ve read much other than text books for my degree so I’m looking forward to reading for fun. Thanks for all your suggestions! This is going to be fun 🙂

  4. 1. A book with a “profession” in its title. The Alienist by Caleb Carr

    2. A book with a “time of day” in its title. The Cold Moon by Jeffery Deaver

    3. A book with a “relative” in its title. The Dreamwalker’s Child by Steve Voake

    4. A book with a “body part” in its title. Singer of Souls by Adam Stemple

    5. A book with a “building” in its title. Home Below Hell’s Canyon by Grace Jordan

    6. A book with a “medical condition” in its title. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMasters Bujold

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