Archive for May 6th, 2008


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 Amazon.com 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!

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