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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I Need to Own Stock in Amazon (dot) com!

What is it about reading and enjoying a good books, that after a while it becomes such an addiction?

Hell if I know!

But I do know, that for over a year now, I've read non stop ......and what's worse than reading nonstop you ask? (oh pahleeze.... ask!)

Buying books every month even when you already have an awful TBR pile!

I can't remember the last time I let my addiction relax ... and so...I received yet another box from Amazon Saturday...

Four of those pictured above were in a box from Amazon.

It has come to the point that every cat in this house now naps in box! *shakes head* I need help !


The books that arrived Saturday are:

East by Edith Pattou

The Grand Tour by Patricia C Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After by Patricia C Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

and Once Upon A Time in the North by Philip Pullman

The large book, The Book of the Dragon by Ciruelo I got at Barnes and Noble out in Parsipanny somewhere. I thought it was awfully nice of Michelle to "ask if I would mind going to B & N with her"... After I finished laughing hysterically, I though showed EXCELLENT restraint considering Michelle and I and her son were in the store about an HOUR! Add to that the fact that her son Donald is 14 and I followed him right to the YA book! So, you see? I did really good! I only bought one book! (big though it may be ..heh)

Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Union Square Press (June 30, 2005)
ISBN-10: 1402728115

Product Description
The mystique of dragons--soaring above castle spires, setting the world aflame--bursts into glowing life in breathtaking images by a major artist. An unforgettably original volume, The Book of the Dragon offers a glimpse of a culture we can only imagine.

They lurk in the most hidden corners of the world: the powerful and beautiful creatures known as dragons. We know them as the terrifying beasts of fairy tales, but their own story has remained a mystery--until now. Ciruelo, an illustrator of astounding skill, delves into their secret universe, revealing a rich and fascinating culture filled with poetry, magic, enchantment, and knowledge. Each of these wondrous creatures has its own unique personality and history, and it's captured dramatically on these spectacular pages. But the revelations go beyond the images, as we gain insight into their psychological characteristics; encounter many different types (Earth Dragons, Water Dragons, Fire Dragons, and the legendary Golden Dragon); learn about their long-held customs; and explore the many legends in which they have figured so prominently--including the heroic tales of Perseus, Hercules, and Tristan.

I flipped through the book and saw such beautiful paintings that I couldn't resist!

(Here's his art website Ciruelo Cabral.)

Now you want to hear something REALLY awful?.....

The day after I got all those books......

I received an email from Amazon saying that, Horns & Wrinkles, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Practical Magic, were just shipped!!! (The fact that they finally went to paperback and were much cheaper doesn't matter....)

I really do need help!


Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

I love getting new books in the mail. It's just one of the best things! Lot's of good choices you have too!

8:15 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

But surely it must help to know you're not alone, right? One thing I love so about all you wonderful book bloggers is that you all help me feel normal. Of course, you also help make "the problem" worse. lol

12:34 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Love this post!! It's not awful at all, it's great :) lol..That dragon book is really cool! I love the art in it. And you got a really good set of books from Amazon. I really want to read Once Upon a Time in the North, but I'm going to read Golden Compass first. I should have a review up for his I was a Rat either today or tomorrow if I finish it today. Cute little book so far. And yay for even more books coming! Edward Tulane is great...what's Practical Magic? I know that...Oooh, and I want to get Horns and Wrinkles too...looks good!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

You are so weak! Aren't you glad you're not alone, lol! :)

I have heard so many great things about East. I actually bought it for a friend based on a blog review and she loved it. I hope you do as well.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Nymeth said...

I also don't know why reading and buying books becomes such an addiction...but I'm kinda glad it does :P It makes us happy, even if it makes our wallets weep.

East! I need to get that one soon. I keep reading such great reviews. And I hope you enjoy Once Upon a Time in the North as much as I did :)

3:46 PM  
Blogger animewookie said...

I am guilty of "the problem" as well. I have more books then house. I keep saying i'm going to build more book shelves, but quite honestly, it takes away from my reading time:D

5:10 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

It's an addiction all right. I have a tbr pile the size of Everest and I still can't resist the charity shops, the library, Waterstones... and AmazonUK and eBay ought to come with a health warning. I have a feeling I'm even worse than you, Pat.

Wonderful buys though. That Dragon book is fabulous! And I'm about to go and look up East to see what that's about. See? Sad...

5:54 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

ladytink: tis true tis true.. funny how all the boxes say amazon though LOL.

Debi: Oh I know I'm not alone! but nope, it doesn't help LOL.. sheesh!

Chris: Oh I liked all 3 of Pullmans books! And The Golden Compass movie just arrived today. (ordered it for my brother..he paid for it.. but I"ll borrow it and watch it on my computer lol)

Hi Carl: you bought a book for someone and not a copy for yourself?... gee.. that must be a first! LOL LOL

nymeth: yes, I've heard all good things about East also..heck if I know when I'll get to it ..I should close my eyes and point at the tbr pile and whatever book I point to it! *groan

animiwookie: LOL LOL but I do love seeing books on bookshelves! *sigh* another sight I won't see any too soon!

Cath: OMG! If i could ever get to charity sales and library sales there'd be no place for me to sleep!! So I guess I'm lucky I am stuck getting new books.. however, at the rate we are both going we could build a bridge across "the pond" and be able to visit each other! LOL

7:44 PM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

Actually I do that more often than you would think but not just for the sake of giving someone a gift. Sometimes I just want to support the author and want to buy a book but I just know that I am never going to get around to reading it if it sits on my pile. If I give it to someone I know who will read it then I get their thoughts and opinion on the story and I know I can always borrow it to read if what they have to say sparks an interest in me.

8:29 AM  

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