Saturday, May 15, 2010

On My Wish List


On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where you can list all the books that you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

There is supposed to be a way to link my post to her website, but unfortunately I was unable to locate the Mr. Linky. At any rate, I thought this would be fun, since there are so many books that I want. I found this on Lost in Books, and one of these days I am going to figure out how to insert multiple images so that I can include book covers, but I am technologically inept sometimes and can't get them to appear anywhere but at the top.

First up is Bite Me by Christopher Moore. I'm a big fan of Christopher Moore's work, and have read all but two of his novels. Hmm, actually I have read all but three since I haven't read this one which is his latest work. Bite Me is the third installment of the love story that began with Bloodsucking Fiends and continued with You Suck. Now it seems that a vampire cat is stalking San Francisco and the plucky human Abby Normal has to call open the assistance of the vampire lovers Jody and Tommy to save the city. I almost bought this yesterday but since I spent an hour in A.C. Moore and I had an hour's drive ahead of me I did not go to the bookstore.

Next is The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz. This is also part of a series (fourth and final installment) and the books are uproariously funny. The Spellmans are a family of private investigators and as a result are fairly dysfunctional with each other. The first book in the series, The Spellman Files, won an Alex Award (book written for adults with high teenager appeal), and started a grabbing war at my book club's paperback book exchange a few years ago.

I'm also hoping to acquire How to Be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson. The title is mostly tongue in cheek, but she's caught a lot of flack from individuals without a sense of humor over it. At any rate, this is her best selling baking book and I have been coveting it for a while now. I love her show whenever I happen to catch it on t.v., and love her writing style.

And finally, I am hoping to buy I, Zombie by Chris Roberson. This is a first in a series of graphic novels, and it sounds hysterical. It is being presented as the story of Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dylan, zombie girl detective. Think graveyards, ghosts, vampires and werewolves with a twist, according to the website Graphic Content. I first found out about it from the folks who do the library comic Unshelved.

So there you have it!

1 comment:

amnbsdad said...

Abby Normal's back? Cool. I've got to get caught up on Moore, I've only read 4 of his so far. I've got three on my wish list at the moment- Beatrice and Virgil by Martel, Once On a Moonless Night by Sijie and The Angel's Game by Zafon.