Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Last Four Books I Bought and Why

I always like doing these, even if I haven't posted one in a while.  The "why" this time around is very simple:  Borders was going out of business.  My to-be-read pile exploded earlier this year, so there was no real reason for me to buy more books.  However, the deals Borders had were unbelievable - which you'll see in some of these.

Moonlight Mile by, Dennis Lehane.  I read Lehane for the first time last year and was hooked.  I haven't caught up to this work yet, but Borders had the $27 hardcover on sale for $10.  Can't pass that up.

Savages, by Don Winslow.  Like with Lehane's A Drink Before the War, Winslow's The Dawn Patrol hooked me on a new author.  Your reaction to the first sentence of this book will immediately tell you if the book is for you or not.

When the Sacred Ginmill Closes, by Lawrence Block.  Block is a writer I've been meaning to read for a while.  Everyone speaks highly of his Matthew Scudder series and this book in particular.  I read a couple of his shorts earlier this year and made plans to check this book out of my local library.  When I saw this available for $3.20, I figured it's just as easy to pick up a cheap copy.

Once Were Cops, by Ken Bruen.  Bruen is another writer I've been meaning to read.  Again, $16 book for $6 is an easy buy.

I picked up a couple more books, but these were the heavy hitters.  All told, I bought eight more books (including a couple hardcovers) at two different Borders locations and spent under $60.  I'm sad to see Borders go, but I certainly took advantage of their liquidation sales.

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