Friday, January 05, 2007

Piles and piles of books

If I seem a little scattered or absent lately, it's because my living room has been taken over by historical novels. More so than usual.

First, a pile of recent purchases and Christmas gifts:

Click on it for a larger picture. When I ordered it, I had no idea The Summer Garden was 850 pages long. Can this woman write short books? Yikes. The copy of Temeraire is the Australian edition, of all things. Curious, but it has a cool embossed cover with a black dragon on it.

Secondly, two piles with review books about to be mailed to reviewers for the next HNR (once my co-editor Ellen determines who's getting what, that is).

The people behind me in line at the post office next Wednesday are going to love me.


  1. Anonymous6:35 PM

    Hey, if you just mail all of the good ones to me, that will save time in the post office line.

  2. Thing is that so many of them look good...

    And I know many of them will reappear in this house in another form, later.

  3. Lovely book piles!

  4. Thanks! The hardest part was taking the photos before one of the cats knocked them over.

  5. Anonymous1:25 AM

    Looks like my room. I've got more books than I know what to do with. And, they're all mixed up. The ones I read are mixed with the ones I haven't. The different types (e.g. fiction, non-fiction, mystery, sci-fi, etc.) are all mixed up.

    It's all good though.

    Scott Hughes
    Book & Reading Forums

  6. um, I was looking at the review books. The title is slightly readable, but just to check... what's the title of the book on Pompeii? I have been meaning to read something related to that, so that might want to make its way to my house eventually...

  7. It's Kathryn Lasky's The Last Girls of Pompeii, a YA novel out in May.

    My books are all mixed up subject-wise too, aside from the cookbooks and some historical nonfiction that has its own shelf. Still, I usually manage to remember where everything is. I have a weird photographic memory for most things book-related.