I get “extra rewards” on my bank card, meaning every time I use my card as a credit card I earn points. I know this is pretty much a gimmick and I figured I’d never earn enough points to do anything, but after two years I earned enough points to get a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card. I know it isn’t much, but I can buy books so I’m happy. My problem is I’ve narrowed it to two books, but can’t decide between the.
- Terry Pratchett’s Making Money. I’m a huge Terry Pratchett fan, which I’ve mentioned here many times. I’ve never bought one of his books when it was first released though. On the plus side, I know I’ll enjoy this book. On the minus side, it will cost around $18, so I will have to chip in some of my own money. There was a nice review of Making Money written by Cory Doctorow over at Boing Boing the other day. Also on Boing Boing was a link to a graphic that lays out the books of Discworld chronologically based on their “arcs” (Rincewind Novels, Witches Novel, etc.). I really recommend this.
Susanna Clarke’s The Ladies of Grace Adieu – this was recently released in paperback and the more I hear about it the more I like it. This book is a collection of short stories, many of which are in the same world as Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel, which I loved. An added bonus is that this one will cost less.
Anyhow, what do you all think. Which book should I choose?