Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Recently Acquired Books

I'd forgotten to post about the books I have gotten since Christmas. The list is mostly books I got for Christmas and ones I bought with a voucher, but there are also a few second-hand books I bought on New Year's Eve.

Enid Blyton: The Magic Faraway Tree
Bill Bryson: Neither Here Nor There
Simon Callow: The Road to Xanadu (Orson Wells biography, volume 1)
Simon Callow: Hello Americans (Orson Welles biography, volume 2)
Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep/Farewell, My Lovely/The Long Goodbye
Charles Dickens: The Old Curiosity Shop
Louise Fitzhugh: Harriet the Spy
Elizabeth Gaskell: North and South
Stella Gibbons: Cold Comfort Farm
Jack Kerouac: The Dharma Bums
Stephen King: IT
Madeleine L'Engle: A Wrinkle in Time
Hunter S Thompson: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
Sue Townsend: The Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

And two books called:
The Little Black Book of Music
The Little Black Book of Books
They're full of small articles regarding important events, characters etc in the music and literary worlds for the past 100 years. Very interesting stuff.

Also, five cookbooks called:
4 Ingredients
The Commonsense Cookery Book Volume 2
Fast Chicken
Fast Deserts
Fast Pasta

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