Monday, January 7, 2008

The Haul, 2007

TulipGirl checked in at my old (ancient in blog-years) haunt, Mysterium Tremendum, for my annual holiday book haul. I actually hadn't planned on posting what I got this year, but since readers demanded it (okay, since TulipGirl asked for it), this is what I came home from Texas with, book-wise.

It's a lesser haul this year (compare to last year's). I shopped conservatively, mostly for space considerations.

Fiction:
Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem
End Zone by Don DeLillo
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks (which I promptly devoured and absolutely loved)
The Ruins by Scott Smith
The Coup by John Updike
Licks of Love by John Updike
Brazil by John Updike (which I apparently also bought last year but forgot about)
Trust Me by John Updike
Couples by John Updike

"Catching up on your Updike?" the clerk at the store asked me.

Non-fiction:
Jesus and the Rise of Early Christianity by Paul Barnett
The Faith: A History of Christianity by Brian Moynahan (a Christmas gift from Bird)
Our Triune God by Peter Toon
Biblical Faith by Francis Brown
1 Corinthians, TNTC by Leon Morris
Evil and the Justice of God by N.T. Wright (a Christmas gift from Blo)
Christian Unity: An Exposition of Ephesians 4:1-16 by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
The Place of the Gospels in the General History of Literature by Karl Ludwig Schmidt

I also got a couple of samurai comic books. :-)

It was a good vacation for reading too. Once upon a time, pre-Element, I read on average one novel a week. Since Element started last February, I think I read 5 novels total in 2007. But just in the last 2 weeks of vacation I read 4 book-length works of fiction!

2 comments:

Andrew said...

I recently read Evil and the Justice of God, and it was really good. Hope you enjoy it.

TulipGirl said...

*grin*