May 17, 2008

New Arrivals

I went on another bookstore outing today, this time to the excellent discount bookstore. I got three new books:

1) Asleep, by Banana Yoshimoto. Her name is Banana. How cool is that? I have no idea if it's her real name or a pseudonym, or a half-pseudonym... but still. Banana. (If you must know, I didn't buy the book just because of her name. The book also looks quite good. But yes, a good chunk of it was on the strength of her name.)

2) Deception on His Mind, by Elizabeth George. I was a little afraid that I might have read this book already, because they all have those sort of nondescript "Ooh, I'm a mystery book!" titles, but I flipped through it and I don't think that I have. I've been reading through her series over the past couple of months, and I was well pleased to find another.

3) Fall on Your Knees, by Ann-Marie MacDonald. When I was in first year, Ms. MacDonald came and spoke to a bunch of us. I don't remember much as far as her talk went, but she read an excerpt from this book. It was quite astounding excellent, and I've been meaning to read it (in the vague sort of way that I mean to read a lot of books) since then. Today, though, I actually remembered. That it was $6 instead of $15 also helped!

Lovely, lovely books. It will be hard to decide which to read first.

3 comments:

Lisa Gray said...

I finally read Fall on Your Knees awhile back. It was really great. I loved it. I'd read another of hers in a second....

Nymeth said...

I remember reading somewhere that she picked "Banana" as a pseudonym because it's a word that is the same in a great number of languages.

I've only read one book by her and it was a bit disappointing, but I'm determined to give her another shot.

Enjoy your books!

bookchronicle said...

I read Kitchen by Banana and she is brilliant. I will be looking forward to reading your comments on Asleep.