I've been on a bit of a book buying binge these past few weeks. Here's what I've bought:
Honoré de Balzac, The Unknown Masterpiece;
Ted Berrigan, On the Level Everyday: selected talks on poetry
and the art of living;
Kay Boyle, Words That Must Somehow Be Said: Selected Essays;
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote;
Rick Crilly, The Tablecloth Trick;
H.D., Kora and Ka;
Sean Dixon, The Girls Who Saw Everything;
Nikolai Gogol, The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol;
Gwendolyn MacEwen, Mermaids and Ikons: A Greek Summer;
Kirsten Miller, Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City;
George Murray, the rush to here; and,
Stuart Ross, I Cut My Finger.
Each purchase was prompted by one or more of the following reasons:
a) My interest was piqued when I saw the author read from it;
b) I've been meaning to read it for ages;
c) I'd long planned to buy a copy and suddenly spied one amongst
the wares of a second-hand bookseller;
d) I’m a long-time fan of the author’s work;
e) I can’t resist anything published in the NYRB Classics series;
f) It was recommended by a fellow blogger.
Feel free to make a game of it and guess which book matches up with which reason(s) for purchase. Bonus points if you guess correctly that I bought a book on a blogger’s recommendation and you can also name the blogger in question...