Welcome to the first Titles Nine of 2009! We have a very special edition today: these books are not actually sitting on a bookshelf – they are in freestanding stacks, waiting to be read. Three are from the library; two are on loan; four were gifts; three are Mr. Mouse’s; and six are mine (I think I’m going to have to renew the library ones as I’m clearly not getting to them in an expedient fashion).
- American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House – Jon Meacham
- Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) – Tom Vanderbilt
- A Dog's Life – Peter Mayle. From the Year In Provence guy.
- Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World – Vicki Myron. The cover photo: awwwwwwwww!
- Fiddler's Ghost – Mitch Jayne. My Cuzzin Kathy’s copy – signed by the author and everything.
- The Hundred Secret Senses – Amy Tan
- Deadline (A Jack McMorrow Mystery) – Gerry Boyle. Maine author! Maine mill-town murder mystery!
- Grave Sight – Charlaine Harris. From the author on whose books True Blood is based.
- American Gods: A Novel – Neil Gaiman. Continuing my quest to determine just how talented Gaiman is.
In non-booked-related news, I have been watching so many House episodes - both FOX and USA are running a lot of them - that I have developed a wicked crush on Hugh Laurie. (I like cranky guys - just ask Mr. Mouse.)