Behold! A big pile of books!
Isn't it wonderful? I've actually had it ready for, I swear, about three weeks, and I was thinking about it before I made it, so basically this is the part where you tell me how cool I am! Now, I understand that I'm not going to be able to read all of these in 24 hours (I'm not quite that magical) but I think it's good to have choices, and I'm going to have a good go at attacking this glorious pile. In case you can't see, from top to bottom they are:
Pet Semetary by Stephen King
Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice
The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster
Let the Right One in by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Election by Tom Perotta
Stir-Fry by Emma Donoghue
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson
Timbuktu by Paul Auster
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
A Life in Letters by George Orwell
The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
Burton on Burton
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Now that I've typed that out, it seems like an even more insane pile of books, and I think we all know I'm not going to read them all. If I'm going to bet on which ones I'm most likely to read, I'd probably say A Streetcar Named Desire (because it's a play and therefore easy), Pet Semetary (because I miss my King!), The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (because I've been waiting for so long to read it), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (because I read it in like 3 hours without stopping once) and actually, right now I'm really feeling Election. This could, of course, all be crap because I don't know how I'm going to feel tomorrow, so we'll see! I'm fully prepared on the snack front too- I've got my big bag of Doritos (previously good fuel to write essays until the early hours), marshmallows (because, yum!) and a nice big bottle of coke that I can but hope will see me through the night!
Other exciting things that happened this week are that people won some books! So, congratulations to Adam, Katie, Kristi and Virginie, and I sincerely hope that you enjoy your books! Here, for the satisfaction of the masses, is the grand hat draw of '11:
Yeah, I'm cool- I put names in hats when there are all sorts of computery things to do that can pick out names. Dontcha just love me?!