Felt it appropriate to use one of the lovely
userpics for this post, because it’s going to be all about books! I’m very lucky in that every day I get to buy books with money that is not my own. This is fun. This is a bit nerve wracking, because I’m sure there’s a budget somewhere that’s going to turn around and bite my one of these days, but for now, it’s fun!
At my new work, there’s a fiction collection that’s a bit tatty, some parts of it quite outdated and, for my mind, a little boring. I’ve been having a wonderful time starting a decent graphic novel collection, buying up new books (some by friends of mine, including Jim’s Goblin trilogy, and the three
books out so far!) and avoiding the non fiction collection. The non fiction collection is ANCIENT and ugly and, well, just yuck. And I know it’s a lot of work to weed, then a lot of money to replenish. But I’m thinking that term 2 might need such a job taking place. It’s just that non-fiction isn’t NEARLY as much fun to buy as fiction!
So last night, after being on the radio again (what? You missed it? Well you can listen if you like… Go to http://www.rtrfm.com.au/shows/burning and click on Thursday April 3 –
and I are on about half way into the show) we popped over to visit Planet Books (is that the right name) and Robin Pen sold me the rest of the Fables collection I started at the comic shop in Hay Street over Easter. Tsk. And then tonight one of my work colleagues and I went to a booklaunch for Kate McCaffrey’s YA novel “In Ecstasy” and I managed to pick up another couple of books for me, as well as a couple for school. Doing well! And yes
I know I still owe you reviews of some others I’ve already read!
Bring on the school holidays…