This project was partially brought on by the knowledge that the friends of the library book sale was going to happen this weekend. In the past I have double purchased a fair number of books because I couldn’t remember if I had already purchased them (either for myself or my wife). I was determined not to do this again this year (unless if it was on purpose, like buying a new copy of the sword of shannara since mine was in such poor shape). Anywho, the book sale was great. I got about 30 books or so, including finishing out both the John Irving and Tom Robbins collections for my wife.
One of the agreements that my wife and I came to over the past few weeks was that we would try to read some of each others favorite books. I gave her Peace by Gene Wolfe, she gave me Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. Currently I am about 70 pages into the book and it has not been what I would expect in the least. She had said it was strange, and it is, but I had not expected one of her favorite books to be quite this … I don’t know the correct word, racey? Anywho, more on this one later.
Oh, almost forgot, I also got through Sung in Blood by Glen Cook. I don’t know that I would really recommend this one to anyone who is not a die hard cook fan. Very little closure, as one of the reviewers stated, this one reads almost like he is recording events from a D&D module. I don’t know. I liked it well enough, and there was certainly a lot of action, but it was not really up to par with his other fantasy books (i.e. black company, swordbearer, tower of fear, etc).