Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The Indie Bestseller List
Bestseller List for June 25, 2009
Based on sales for the week ending June 21, 2009
1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
2. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
3. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
5. The Shack by William P. Young (recommended by several people I know)
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen (on my picks list!)
7. Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
8. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (snatched this one from Jackie)
9. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
10. City of Thieves by David Benioff
For an independent bookstore store near you (I hope this will be me SOON), call 1-888-266-5736 or visit IndieBound.org.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Answer: The Shanghai Gesture
Written by Gary Indiana
Fu Manchu, Scotland Yard detective who is of course a heroin addict, an opium den (natch), Lands End, England (the site of the nefarious plot), narcolepsy...
Read a review by the Washington Post' s Michael Dirda, someone with a scary knowledge of the Fu Manchu backstory. How could you not keep reading a review that starts:
"Tremble, ye mortals, at the sound of that name! Yes, we're speaking of the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu! The yellow peril incarnate -- the gigantic intellect with a brow like Shakespeare's and a face like Satan's, the greatest criminal mastermind of all time..."
and FYI...PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES - is now #4 on the NY Times Trade paperback best seller list.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
or just read to the end of this chapter and then I'll go to sleep. Pleeeeazzzze...
What a great name for a bookstore, right?
Sent the first piece of paperwork off today to start the ball rolling on the bookstore. While I have spent a lot of time developing the plan, meeting with people and going to class, I consider this my first official step - YEA!!!
A journey of a thousand miles began with a single step.
Attributed to Lao-tzu (c 604-c 531 bc), founder of Taoism
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.
Henry David Thoreau