Thanks to eBay for the $25 gift card they sent me for Christmas. While they do charge me an excessive amount of fees if it wasn’t for them I’d be stuck in Middle Management and miserable. Instead I’m running my own business so for that I’m thankful. The $25 didn’t last long. It took me no longer then 5 minutes to log onto my account and purchase the Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake which I received a few days ago. Can’t wait to dive head first into this one.
Since I don’t believe in sending thank you cards, especially when you tell someone thanks in person I would none the less like to send thanks to my friend Chris who was nice enough to purchase me a few books at a local used bookstore.
The thing you’ll have to realize is that both Chris and I are both extremely frugal people as we don’t like to waste our money frivolously. So a used bookstore was the perfect place to exchange gifts. We both ended up spending about $7 on each other which isn’t too bad. My haul consisted of the Tyrants and Kings Trilogy by John Marco along with a Michael Crichton novel called “State of
about how Global Warming is fake.” I was sold as I think the whole global warming thing is a bunch of hogwash. Chris picked up a couple Ed McBain novels and a couple other books that escape my mind at the moment. I’d love to hear about everyone else’s book related gifts as well so post it up on comments.
Lastly, I just finished “The Shadow of the Wind” which I read base d on Plinydogg’s recommendation. Everyone and their mother have been blown away by this book and I’m no different. A near perfect novel in every respect. There’s been so many rave reviews on this book there’s no need for me to write yet another one citing the virtues of this novel so I’ll just give my brief score which is: