Sunday, February 21, 2010

To market, to market...

I bought Primo a copy of Percy Jackson's The Lightning Thief a while ago at the thrift store. He tried to read it but asserted that it was too scary, so it was lent out to someone and has never been seen again.

NOW, of course, Primo wants to read The Lightning Thief, because he wants to see the movie but he, purist apple that he is, wants to read the book first.
Now I am a sucker for people wanting books, so I borrowed the book from The Boy the last time I was at Gina's. Primo whipped through it in a little under two days.

He wanted to read more. I know how that feels, to want to keep reading a series of books until you come to the end. So when the library hold list was like a hundred people long, I stopped at Borders on Friday, my day sans children, and bought the next three books. (I also picked up the seventh Ricky Ricotta book for Seg, so he wouldn't feel left out, although he has picked up Lightning Thief, is not in the least frightened by it, and is enjoying it immensely.)

I had a lovely potter round the bookstore and bought some stuff.

For moi:
Dead Lucky by Lincoln Hall. Yeah, I like reading about crazy mountaineering adventures while curled up on my couch under a blanket.
The White Tiger. It won the 2008 Booker, need I say more? I am a SUCKER for the Booker. Even after reading Line of Beauty.
This Book is Overdue!. By the author of the very enjoyable Dead Beat, and about librarians. How could I NOT buy this?

You know how sometimes you go to the bookstore and despite money burning a hole in your pocket, there's nothing you want to buy? (Oh, it's rare, but it DOES happen, even to me.) And other times you go and could stagger out with an armload of books? This time I could have gone home with an armload but I controlled myself somewhat.

Especially since H had just given me for Valentine's Day a BOOK. A book he picked out himself. A book I think I might enjoy. It's called Odd Mom Out, by Jane Porter, and it looks funny.
He knows the way to my heart - especially since he paired the book with a nice bar of good dark chocolate. Nice man.

10 comments:

Callie said...

My daughter loved The Lightening Thief books, but was very disappointed in the movie. In fact she said it sucked. She said the only part they got right was Grover.

She thinks the movie people tried to make a movie that would compete with Twilight. They should have made a movie that followed the book.

I still have gift cards to spend at book stores. I would love to stagger out with a load of books.

Happy reading!

The Coffee Lady said...

I haven't bought new books for AGES, I've bought second hand books, requested library books, reread things that were kicking about...

Badger said...

We all inhaled the Percy Jackson books when they first came out, but sadly, Callie's daughter is absolutely right -- the movie SUCKS. Badly. Horribly. Awfully. Save it for a DVD rental (with a coupon, if you can manage it).

Bearette24 said...

I like Jane Porter.

TLB said...

Is it true? Have I found another person who hated The Line of Beauty as much as I did? Why was it so meh? It could have been great. It should have been great. But it was definitely meh.

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