Must. Stop. Buying. Books.
Thanks for bearing with me as I hack my way through the Willie Mays book, which is about 800 pages long. The book is actually very good, but I am in the thick of soccer season right now, and am trying to read between games and tournaments.
I have a zillion books lined up behind the Willie Mays book, since a couple of my favorite authors have come out with new books. I picked up Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin on my Nook last week. I sincerely enjoyed reading Thunderstruck a few months ago, and I also have his other epic about the Galveston Hurricane, Isaac’s Storm, up in my TBR drawer (yes, I have a drawer!!) and am really looking forward to this one. My other hero, David McCullough, came out with The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, a book about antebellum-era Americans in Paris, which should also be awesome. I am currently re-reading for like the umpteenth time his amazing book, John Adams, for Wallace’s Read-A-Long at Unputdownables, and I also loved The Great Bridge. I also picked up another book on my Nook that a fellow blogger picked up while at BEA at the famous New York bookstore, The Strand, called Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books, about Jackie O’s time as an book editor with Doubleday. I love the idea that someone’s work can tell something about them personally, especially since books are so personal to us all. The reviews on this book have been a bit sketchy, so we’ll have to see how it goes.
No worries! I am seeking help for my book-buying frenzy. Look for a review of Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend near the end of the week. Enjoy the long weekend!