Book Stack

Can we all get together and agree to stop vowing to stop buying books? It’s what we _do_, people! I’ve fallen off the wagon so many times that I’ve learned the pleasure of walking. So I’m going to buy books. In moderation. Whatever that means.


The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo. To read as a possible selection for the book group I started on fiction with themes of myth and religion.

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich. Ditto the above. (Extra points for local authors!)

Enter Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse. A collection of the very first Jeeves stories, which aren’t usually anthologized because Bertie wasn’t even necessarily Bertie Wooster yet. Had to have. Love Jeeves.

Cakewalk by Kate Moses. Because I gave my, previous copy to my sister for her birthday, and NEED to have that chocolate chip cookie recipe at hand.

3 Responses to “Book Stack”

  1. carolyn Says:

    That Erdrich is goooood.

  2. girldetective Says:

    Yay! So glad to hear it, as I haven’t read it yet. Did you read Plague of Doves? That’s another that I want to check out. I haven’t read enough of her works.

  3. Kate Says:

    Yay Louise! Did you go shopping at her store?

    That was all I was going to write, but since you asked . . . ;)

    I like the one you bought ok, but Plague of Doves is fantastic. Just. Fantastic.

    Tracks is fantastic as well, and really does a lovely job of combining the craziness of Indian law and land and fiction. Love Medicine, of course, and The Beet Queen, plus Tracks and Doves are my favorites of hers.

    Miracle and Drum are less favored, though still good. I didn’t read the ones in between, having been dissuaded. My friend says Shadow Tag is the saddest thing he’s ever read. I have it on my shelf . . .