Monday, June 13, 2011

Get thee behind me, Greenlight Books!

The trouble with getting to an event early is you have LOTS of time to shop. And I was sitting right in front of the good fiction section (wait..there's a bad fiction section?)

I first snapped up Dope by Sara Gran (not seen here cause it's in the mitts of Brooks Sherman trusty FPLM knight in shining armor),

then I snagged Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead while looking for The Intuitionist.

Then Brooks bought Horns for me,

and then I saw The Brothers K by David James Duncan, and realized it's been too many years since I read it last.

Then I saw Half A Life by Darin Strauss and I've been meaning to read that, so I grabbed it up.

By the time I got to the cash register I was determined to STOP buying, but holy moly, there's the Akashic books phenom Go The Fuck To Sleep. Well of COURSE I had to have that.

So now I have them all.

Damn you Greenlight Books, you temptress of readers!


Melissa said...

We have one of those here in Austin called Book People. Three stories. They know that people are going to hang out, so they stuck in poofy chairs with pillows and a coffee shop. This is a serious don't-leave-without-spending-well-into-the-three-digits experience.

BP also have clever little gifts like fuzzy steering wheel covers and cat butt magnets. I'm still not sure what to make of the floor that smells like incense. There's an entire incense and candle section.

I did some serious damage there a few nights ago.

Book stores are not bad places, but they are a money suck (at least for me).

Trisha said...

I'm not a mother, but I completely LOVE the concept of that Go the F*ck to Sleep book. hehe

erica and christy said...

I've got two boys. It's 11:35 p.m. I just told them to go the flip to sleep (but yeah, the words in my head were genuine).

Jen said...

Book buying is sending me broke...but at least I'm happy!

BP said... THAT's where the contest words came from... :D You can never have too many books!

Sheila JG said...

I wish bookstores gave out those little punch cards that say - "buy ten books, get your next one free" - because I have the same problem when I go into my local bookstore.

Anonymous said...

Got wind of Go the Fuck to Sleep a few weeks ago. I think a market for grown up picture books has just opened up.