Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Books for Breakfast - Now with prizes and other vodka-laced mayhem

I have too many books.

There is no such thing? Bah, I say. I cannot see above my desk, and my shelves are packed tighter than Kirstie Alley in a bikini.

So, for fun and fabulous prizes, please join the new Facebook Books for Breakfast group:

...or look for Books for Breakfast under group names.

The first freebie will be posted next week, so sign up soon!


Jason said...

and my shelves are packed tighter than Kirstie Alley in a bikini.

Thanks for that visual. Yoikes.

Sandra said...

I've signed up and look forward to it.

As to reading suggestions you asked for's my 2009 best list. I won't be insulted if you don't read any of them. Heck, let's hope you find some even better. I read most of reviews, even if I don't always comment. I look forward to your reviews in 2010.

Possession by A.S. Byatt
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
A Mercy by Toni Morrison
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Blue Fox by Sjon
Becoming Abigail by Chris Abani
The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
Wanting by Richard Flanagan
The Winner of Sorrow by Brian Lynch
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
The Madwoman of Bethlehem by Rosine Nimeh-Mailloux
Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards
The Disappeared by Kim Echlin
The Leper by Steve Thayer
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Appointment by Herta Muller
The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar
The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee
Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura
Conceit by Mary Novik
All in the Mind by Alastair Campbell
The White Garden by Stephanie Barron
The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

Sandra said...

I guess The Gargoyle and The Weight of Heaven are redundant - I should have read your blog more carefully, sorry. At least I know we agree on them-:)

Kristin Dodge said...

Excellent suggestions, Sandra... thanks!

Jinx said...

I'm excited to see you're currently reading Of Human Bondage.
I'm a huge W. Somerset Maugham fan.

Can't wait to read your review!

Kristin Dodge said...

Jinx... right now I just want to slap Philip. Slap him silly. But I remember being in love with that idiotic addiction.

Jinx said...

LOL! Yes, I was going to say something about what a moron Philip is but didn't want to influence your exasperation!

I have to suggest Razor's Edge by Maugham. It's my favorite.