Monday, April 11, 2005

Recently purchased

A round-up of the last few weeks of purchases:
  • The Bookman's Promise: A Cliff Janeway Novel by John Dunning
  • The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
  • Best Food Writing 2004 edited by Holly Hughes

No fantastic literature this time around, but that's just the way it is sometimes. Booksman's Promise is the third installment of a mystery series set in the antiquarian book world. The first, Booked to Die, was great. Interesting as a mystery and as a window on the rare book world. The second, Bookman's Wake was a book that I really could never get into on the mystery level, so I never ended up finishing. After a fairly long break, the third came out in the last year or so and it was very well received. So, I'll give it a try in paperback. The fourth is our in HC: The Sign of the Book. Since Hornby's The Polysyllabic Spree is the inspiration for my recent "bought but not read yet" entries, I though I should actually read the darn thing. Basically, these are reprints of Hornby book review column from Believer magazine.

Finally, we come to an anthology of food writing. Hey, 'nuff said. Who doesn't like food.


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