Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Finally, enough books for even the Octopus!





















The octopus helped me unpack my saddlebag from Bouchercon and was glad to finally have one book for every appendage!

What I snagged:

The Lizard's Bite by David Hewson (gift bag book)

The Garden of Evil by David Hewson
(recommended by Jack Reacher)

First Drop by Zoe Sharp
Second Shot by Zoe Sharp
(I thought she was terrific on the panel I saw so I bought her books)

In For the Kill by John Lutz (gift bag book)

It Happened One Knife by Jeffrey Cohen
(my copies keep disappearing so I bought another)

Ashes and Bones by Dana Cameron
(bought it)

Darkness and Light by John Harvey
(gift bag- yahooooo!!!)

Flesh and Blog by John Harvey
(gift bag---double yahoooooo!!!!)

Death in the Kingdom by Andrew Grant
(wait, there's someone ELSE named Andrew Grant, better check it out--bought it)

Fault Line by Barry Eisler
(I would have bought it but it was a gift for volunteering briefly at the registration desk. Best two hours wage I've ever gotten)

Ultimatum by Matthew Glass
(gift bag book)

The Deceived by Brett Battles
(bought this one, had to. I finished The Cleaner and can't pry myself away from the characters. Brett owes me six hours sleep minimim)

12 comments:

Daisy said...

I adore convention book bags. The first time I got one I couldn't believe my luck-- all these books just for showing up (and paying my registration, of course)? Excellent.

JES said...

recommended by Jack Reacher

[whiplash]

You must have the most amazing dreams. :)

clindsay said...

verily, I say: holy crap!

Karen K. Kennedy said...

I hope for your sake the octopus is a fast reader. It doesn't look like a plans to let go of those books for quite a while. You may never get a turn!

Wilfred Bereswill said...

I was the one chatting to you when you showed Andrew Grant your new Andrew Grant book while we waited 10 minutes for an elevator.

Looks like you have some great reading to do.

I scored a Laura Lippman and Lawrence Block hardback in my bag. Also scored The Cleaner in paperback. I haven't read Brett's books yet.

Bill Cameron said...

I'm staying with Brett after the Men of Mystery thing in a few weeks. If you want, I can put his hand in warm water or something while he's sleeping.

Sara Merrick said...

You mention Jack Reacher so casually. My heart's beating and I haven't had my first cup of coffee yet.

Nerd Goddess said...

I'm not too familiar with your genre, except for what you post. But I absolutely love these titles.

Deaf Brown Trash Punk said...

hi Janet, just curious. How fast do you read a book? Do you take a week to finish a book?

Me, it takes me at least 1 month to finish a book cos I am so slow in reading. Ugh.

Brett Battles said...

Sorry, Janet! I'd mail you some sleep if I could just figure out how...

And Bill...careful or you'll end up sleeping in the car when you come down.

spyscribbler said...

Getting the next Barry Eisler book early is definitely worth the loss of sleep.

Do you hear that whimpering? That mewling? That's me: I'm so envious!

Bill Cameron said...

So long as there's popcorn, Brett.