Friday, March 11, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

This week's question comes from Ellie who blogs at Musings of a Bookshop Girl:
 "If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?"

My answer:

This is a great question! Let me go check my wishlist for my likely upcoming buys!
1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2. Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
3. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
4. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
5. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
7. The Mind and the Brain by Jeffrey Schwartz
8. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Plus, I'd probably pick up something that looked good as I walked around! You sure can get quite a few books for $80 :)

Has anyone read any of these books? Any that I should pick up before the others?


  1. Hi! Hopping through ... I forgot to put Water for Elephants on my list! Oh well. And the Steig Larsson novels are great ... I got quite a few of my friends hooked on them!

    Check out my blog at:

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I adored Water for Elephants... Jacob (as an old man) was my favorite character. I also loved The Good Earth. Great choices!

  3. Wow! What a great question this week. I always peek at other people's book piles at the checkout link at B&N. That doesn't make me a voyeur, does it?

    The exhibitionist in me has posted my own bookstore shopping list -- and it's not as predictable as you may think!

    Hop on over to my blog for all the suspense and chills of my TBR list -

    Happy Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  4. New follower!

    Glad you liked my question - and what a great bunch of books! Some of those are on my wishlist and some on my shelves waiting to be read.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Definitely get WATER FOR will love it.

    THE ROAD is pretty intense.

    Will have to check out the rest on your list...this week's question is GREAT....more books to add to stack. :)

    Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer.

  6. Cloud Atlas is one I would also like to add. Have a good weekend.