Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Can you judge a book from a blog?

Last week I wandered around Borders with a 30% off coupon burning my hands, but I couldn't find ANYTHING I wanted to buy. Of course, I had just purchased a pile of books at the Midwest Lit Fest (yes, as soon as I'm completely unpacked I will list them) so my 'to read' pile is towering. But still... 30%... what a wasted opportunity.

Today I received a 15% off coupon from B&N in my e-mail. Since my membership discount expires at the end of the month I decided to take the plunge and buy something with the two discounts. I went with books by two authors whose blogs I enjoy reading:
Diana Peterfreund, author of Secret Society Girl
Tess Gerritsen, author of The Mephisto Club and many other books including Vanish (the one I bought)

I hope I enjoy the books as much as or more than the blogs. Has anyone else bought books because you like a blog or are you all (all 3 of you) waiting for my book ? ;)


Dodi said...

I have bought books by authors of blogs I like. I've bought web and usability books by Joel on Software and Zeldman. And I've bought Just a Geek and Dancing Barefoot by Wil Wheaton (http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/)
Highly recommend the blog and books.

Trackrick said...

Sounds like that was awfully acidic ink on your 30% coupon!

I just bought a book that the flickfilosopher (http://www.flickfilosopher.com/ and http://flickfilosopher.com/geekphilosophy/) wrote. I'd say what it was, but it's an anniversary present for M. She might read this.