Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Couple more books & PaperBackSwap Time

Yesterday was PSR night but no run again.  Just too cold & I am uninspired right now to get out there.  Instead I hit a couple of stores returning things that we had bought a few weeks earlier to decorate our bedroom.  After looking it over, was not what we wanted--sometimes we have a hard time figuring this out.  After the stores, I then hit a different library that was nearby to checkout the books they had for sale.  I found a couple.

--The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman.  I am not a fan of Friedman as far as most of his columns go, but he is supposed to be a respected economist so I figured I could give the book a try.

--Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.  I really had no idea what this book was about, I just know that I had heard of Picoult before & figured that was enough to take a chance on it.  From reading wikipedia on it, it kind of gave me a shock.  Some of the characters in the book have the same last name as myself.  Also one of the characters is a child with Down Syndrome--like my son Thomas.  Not sure if the school shooting theme of the book is really something I want to get into but will have to see where it sits with the many other books in my stacks "to read" yet.

Also, finally I am going to get around to signing up on PaperBackSwap.  I am waiting for an answer from the blog where I first found out about this to make sure I give that person credit.  I have 10 or 11 books to list, but from doing a check I don't think any are ones being requested.  I will have to list more popular books I think in order to fully participate, but I will see how it goes.

I guess now finally, still working on my 2 books.  The Yellow Sailor--not very impressed but still working through it.  War & Peace--I am somewhere over 300 pages read but still have 1100 or so to go.  I just really enjoy this book--the thoughts and feelings of the characters are as relevant then as they are today.  I am thinking I will be adding a 3rd book but no idea right now what it will be.


Paula said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for commenting on my blog and letting me know! I am SO in need of more book credits right now! :)

YOu can join by one of two ways (so I get credit). The first is by revisiting my blog and clicking on the PBS link on the left hand side bar. It SHOULD have my email address as who referred you.

The second is by entering my email address (I do not have a user name yet).
paula aatt paurian doott com
yes, I misspell at and dot on purpose att = at and dott = .

Thank you again so VERY much!!! :D

Paula said...

I forgot to mention that you WILL get a free credit for listing your books, so you will be able to try it out right away (if you have a book you want). ANd while books don't look like they are wanted sometimes, usually after a bout a month, my turn comes up and the book is requested from me. :)

Good luck! I know you will LOVE swapping on PBS! IT has saved me over $300!