The OF Blog: August 4-9 Book Porn

Saturday, August 09, 2008

August 4-9 Book Porn

This edition of book porn features a shift more towards non-fiction. In the coming months, expect more of my purchases to include historical works. It was a nice bit of coincidence that one of the two history-related books was sent to me as a review copy, since I will be teaching modern US History this school year and the last few weeks of school will certainly revolve around the events of the current President's administration. But enough of the chatter, on to naming the 7 books, of which 2 are purchases, 1 is an Advance Review Copy/galley, and the final 4 are review copies sent to me:

Top-left: Robert Graves, Good-Bye to All That; Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, After 9/11: America's War on Terror (2001 - ).

Bottom-left: David Anthony Durham, Acacia: The War with the Mein; Jorge Luis Borges, El idioma de los argentinos; Kimberly Raye, Just One Bite.

Michael Moorcock, Elric: To Rescue Tanelorn; K.J. Parker, The Company.

More on most of these in the coming months. Although I have the hardcover for Durham's book (which I enjoyed quite a bit) and the Graves book I read 13 years ago for an upper-division history class on the cultural history of World War I, the rest of these books are new to me and I have high hopes for enjoyable reading experiences.

3 comments:

RobB said...

I got much of the same.

Larry said...

Something tells me you didn't get the Borges though, right? :P

RobB said...

I didn't get it, not that I'm opposed to reading it. That Durham MMPB is really nice isn't it? It almost looks like a British book.

 
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