What books did you get for your holiday of choice?

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I got Casino Royale and the Talented Mr. Ripley. They both have fantastic redesigned covers.

JordanC (JordanC), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 16:42 (fourteen years ago) link

William Trevor - Collected Stories
James Elroy - The Big Nowhere
two newest DFWs
used box of 60 Minute Gourmet and More 60 Minute Gourmet

sort of got Grace Paley's and TC Boyle's collected stories, too (need to find out if they were given or loaned)
and John Barth - The Floating Opera and - The Friday Book and Chris Adrian - Gob's Grief and some Charles Baxter books from the library.

W i l l (common_person), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 19:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth
The New York Times, New York: 365 Days
Ansel Adams, Sierra Nevada: The John Muir Trail

Bought for Self
The Rough Guide to Andalucia
Insider's Guide to Sonoma Valley: The Secret Wine Country
Hampton Sides, Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West
Gary Hart, The Courage of Our Convictions: A Manifesto for Democrats
Bruce Babbitt, Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America
Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney, Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape

nuneb (nuneb), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 19:55 (fourteen years ago) link

The new Peter Ackroyd, 'The Fall of Troy'. I like his recent novels - surprisingly straightforward literary fun compared to his huge, bizarre biographies.

James Morrison (James Morrison), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 06:12 (fourteen years ago) link

I haven't gotten these yet, but I know I'll be getting them soon:

Foucault/Chomsky debate
33 1/3 Series Greatest Hits
John-Paul Sartre Nausea

Ray Cummings (skateboardr), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 12:47 (fourteen years ago) link

now i have Deborah Eisenberg - Transactions in a Foreign Currency and Donald Barthelme - Sixty Stories, too! sweet

W i l l (common_person), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 18:11 (fourteen years ago) link

the Marshall Fine Cassavetes bio
Gotham: A History of New York to 1898
Japanese Portraits by Donald Richie
Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World by David Rieff

I also got a Labyrinth gift card.

C0L1N B... (C0L1N B...), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 19:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Samuel Johnson - Selected Essays
Frank Kogan - Real Punks Don't Wear Black
Rory Stewart - The Places In Between

Also a B&N gift card.

o. nate (o. nate), Thursday, 28 December 2006 00:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Just exchanged some stuff in return for:

The Confidence Man; his masquerade
Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret
Eric Schlosser's Reefer Madness (discounted to $4!)

C0L1N B... (C0L1N B...), Thursday, 28 December 2006 00:39 (fourteen years ago) link

Of the many millions of books that are on my wishlist, I got one. I got one other book too. But don't worry, because I got plenty of fucking cappuccino mugs with sachets of crap cappuccino in them, that probably cost more than a book.

I don't understand why people just don't bloody well buy me books.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Thursday, 28 December 2006 12:44 (fourteen years ago) link

today i bought:

'logic: a very short introduction'
collier, 'the art of ingeniously tormenting' (17th (18th?) century treatise on nagging)
browne, 'urne-burial' (new penguin great ideas ed.)
gass, 'omensetter's luck' (looking for this for a while now, £2 in oxfam)
mayhew, 'london labour and the london poor' (£2.50 in oxfam)

can anyone recommend a textbook on logic once i get through the oup thingy on it?

tom sandbox west (thomp), Thursday, 28 December 2006 21:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Brothers Karamazov _ Dostoevsky

People of Paper - Salvador Plascencia

Carry Me Down - M.J. Hyland

And apparently some more on the way for me in the mial.

Arethusa, Friday, 29 December 2006 05:29 (fourteen years ago) link

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