Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The February Book Tally

I just noticed how tall my stack of new hard covers is getting. I wonder how that stack measures up to the stack of books I actually read this month. Let’s see. I’ll just pop open my handy spreadsheet of books I’ve read this year. (Yes, I have a spreadsheet of the books I’ve read this year, big deal. It validates my spending and helps me appreciate…oh hell, who am I kidding? I have no idea why I do it.)

Here’s what it has to say:

Books Purchased in February
  • The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem (1st ed)

  • Star Wars: The Outbound Project by Timothy Zahn (1st ed)

  • Shadow Men by Jonathon King (1st ed)

  • It’s Superman by Tom De Haven (1st ed)

  • Capote by Gerald Clarke (1st ed)

  • You Don’t Know Much About Mythology by Kenneth C. Davis (1st ed)

  • The Wal-Mart Effect by Charles Fishman (1st ed)

  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (paperback)

  • Hell to Pay by George P. Pelecanos (paperback)

  • Books Read in February
  • The Hungry Years by William Leith (1st ed)

  • Hell to Pay by George P. Pelecanos (paperback)

  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (paperback)

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (paperback)

  • I’m not sure what to make of this. Let’s see if this trend continues in March.

    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    It's about time you read To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the finest ever written. Harper Lee's only book, although she did help edit Truman Capote. The character of Dill is based on Truman Capote. It is my collecting goal to own a first editon of the book. So what ever happened to the Anthony Pellecanos book...