Congratulations to me… & You vote on what I should buy

2009 is shaping up to have been a profitable year in blogging in that I’ve won two other blogger’s contests. The first was Dr. Wes’ contest related to submitting a picture that gives your thoughts on healthcare reform.

The second and most recent was on my good friend’s blog (aka Bunny) for posting my year in review. For her site I am the recipient of an Amazon gift card. This is the type that burns the proverbial hole in my inbox so I must spend it.

Here’s the thing: I will use it for books. And, I’ve gotten into the habit of not keeping all books, but recycling as many as possible. It is now the special occasion that I purchase a book. So, to purchase one it has to be one that I feel has a strong chance of meriting permanent space on my shelf.

So, I know that one of the books I will purchase is Frederick Buechner’s Godric. This is one I’ve been meaning to read for years, and because of the author, is “shelf-worthy.”

Others in the running are:
Alice Munro Too Much Happiness
Janice Lee The Piano Teacher
Victoria Hislop The Return
Anita Diamant Day after Night
Stieg Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Or is there another one?  Vote by leaving the title of the book you want me to purchase in the comments section of this post. Vote soon since you know that credit is burning a hole!


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8 Replies to “Congratulations to me… & You vote on what I should buy

  1. Since it was MY gift, I say Janice Lee, The Piano Teacher OR Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo…I am seeing both of those everywhere and want to know if they are worth the read.

  2. I've read The Piano Teacher and while it was good it doesn't qualify as a purchase in my book. I'm a library and girl, so it better be good if I purchase a book! And besides, I want to hear what you think of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. 🙂

  3. Too Much Happiness -can you handle the torture at this time in your life? She chooses topics so sad and depressing, but is brilliant.

    I actually vote for The Return out of this list – it sounds intriguing and gives a glimpse into the past -I am loving history lately and I really want to go to would be a way to travel there!

  4. Rebecca, Elisabeth and I are both PBS girls, too! (Giving props, E. intro'd me to PBS). What's your "code name" and I will send you a Buddy Request if you don't mind.

  5. I say go for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It was a good book. I listened to the audio book and the narrarator was excellent.

  6. And the winner is…

    Actually The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo & The Return. (If I ordered both I then qualified for free shipping which meant that I got The Return for only $5 more… it only made sense. 😉

    I'll keep you posted!

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