*sigh* The amount of books I've acquired over the past two months. Pathetic. Seriously, things are getting out of hand again. So, yeah, it's time for another purge. And time to institute another acquisition slow-down. Not an out-and-out ban, as that tends to makes me desire all the more. But a slow-down. I'm thinking of allowing myself two books a month. Which is still more than I *should* bring into the house, but it will be a tremendous improvement.
But in the meantime, I need to update blame from these last two months of excess.
So which of these babies come with blame attached? And why?
*Reading Women by Stephanie Staal. POINT FOR ANA. Because of this.
*Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy edited by Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild. POINT TO ANA. Because she brought it to my attention in that link above. :P
*The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale. POINT FOR ANA. Because of this.
*The Hours by Michael Cunningham. POINTS FOR CHRIS, MATT, AND ANA. But my reasoning is so convoluted that I couldn't even begin to explain. :P
*So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba. POINT FOR ANA. Because of this.
*Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeannette Winterson. POINT FOR VIVIENNE. Because of this.
*Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. POINT TO ANA. Because of this.
*In the Woods by Tana French. POINT TO MELODY. Because of this.
*Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman. POINT TO ANA. Because of this.
So this brings our totals to:
Amanda - I
Ana - XVII
Becky - I
Carl - II
Chris - VI
Heather - V
Matt - I
Megan - I
Melody - I
NPR - II
Pat - I
Staci - I
Vivienne - I