Saturday, June 24, 2006

I Have a Fever...

...and the only prescription is more books.

I hit the paperback exchange on Thursday and got the following books (for only $20, I might add):

  • The Hotel New Hampshire - John Irving
  • The Cider House Rules - John Irving
  • The 158-Pound Marriage - John Irving
  • The Fourth Hand - John Irving
  • A Son of the Circus - John Irving
  • Jackie Brown - Elmore Leonard
  • Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
  • High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
  • Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain


Blogger Dim said...

Xteen oves John Irving and as a total pop culture/music geek, I really appreciate Nick Hornby.

Hope you enjoy those reads!!

- D.

6/24/2006 11:12 PM  
Blogger B. said...

The Cider House Rules is one of my favorite movies and I can only presume that the book would be even better.

6/25/2006 7:07 AM  
Blogger nomadshan said...

Enjoy Kitchen Confidential - fun read.

6/25/2006 11:08 AM  
Blogger defiant goddess said...

$20? You go, girl.

6/25/2006 12:01 PM  
Blogger noelle feather said...

is the paperback exchange an on line thing?

6/25/2006 12:40 PM  
Blogger Annoyed said...

I've had "High Fidelity" in my shopping cart on Amazon for a long time! That and "Songbook"

Let me know what you think

6/25/2006 4:17 PM  
Blogger Rusty said...

You were on a John Irving kick, apparently? :)

6/25/2006 7:56 PM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Dim, I loved Garp and I've heard some consider him to be the greatest living American writer so I thought I'd check his other stuff out. I loved the movie of High Fidelity. I didn't realize it was a book; I'm pretty strict about seeing the book before reading the movie.

B, If you liked that movie, you should definitely check out some of his books.

Nomad, I heard it's a great book and I love the "kitchen culture."

Feather, it's a store. We have a bunch around here so I'm sure you have some. They buy books back from you at 25% of the cover price (you get store credit) and they sell books at 50%.

Will do, Annoyed. I also have to give you my thoughts on the Beth Hart CDs at some point!

Rusty, yep! :) You should check him out.

6/26/2006 9:12 AM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Ahhh, I forgot Abnormal! I know how to do things on the cheap!

6/26/2006 9:13 AM  
Blogger Hotwire said...

you are correct - in my opinion (for whatever it's worth...) john irving is the best living writer we have in this country. his stuff is funny, sad, quirky, and insightful. of the ones you picked i like 'hotel new hampshire' and 'cider house' the best. my all time favorite (not just irving favorite, but actual all time favorite) is 'a prayer for owen meany'

6/26/2006 11:13 AM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Garp really struck a cord with me, for several reasons. I wanted A Prayer for Owen Meany because that was recommended to me by other people, but they didn't have it. It's still on my "to read" list though.

6/26/2006 11:46 AM  
Blogger Autumn said...

I had a problem getting into The Fourth Hand and A Son of the Circus, but I hope you love the other Irving books you picked up as much as I did. I can also highly recommend the movie of The Hotel New Hampshire, if only because it has Jodie Foster and Rob Lowe.

The only other thing on your list that I've read is Memoirs of a Geisha, which I thought was pretty interesting.

I hope you enjoy them all!

6/26/2006 5:23 PM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Thanks, Autumn! I didn't even know HNH was a movie.

6/27/2006 10:24 AM  
Blogger defiant goddess said...

How could you forget ...


6/27/2006 3:28 PM  
Blogger katiedid said...

DAMN, that's a ton for twenty bucks. Holy cow. I never do that well. Read Kitchen Confidental first!! I want to read your review of it!

6/30/2006 10:24 PM  

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