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Birthday Monster Book Haul

Eragon (Inheritance, #1) - Christopher Paolini The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien Die Briefe der Manns: Ein Familienportrait - Thomas Mann, Heinrich Mann, Kerstin Klein, Holger Pils, Klaus Mann, Tilman Lahme All That I Am - Anna Funder Claire of the Sea Light - Edwidge Danticat Der Weltensammler - Ilija Trojanow The Aeronaut's Windlass - Jim Butcher Even Dogs in the Wild - Ian Rankin The Crossing - Connelly Michael Splinter the Silence (Tony Hill) - V. McDermid

...  thanks to my mom, who gave me a bookstore gift card, my best friend, who raided my Amazon wish list (isn't it nice to know your loved ones know just what you'll be happiest about?) and a few odd things to which I treated myself:

 

* Die Briefe der Manns (The Mann Family Correspondence) -- newly released

* Anna Funder: All That I Am

* Ilija Trojanow (or Iliya Troyanov, as he's spelled in English): Der Weltensammler (The Collector of Worlds)

* George Simenon: Maigret & Co. (collection of audio dramatizations of Simenon's mysteries)

* Edwidge Danticat: Claire of the Sea Light

* Jim Butcher: The Aeronaut's Windlass

* J.R.R. Tokien: The Lord of the Rings -- the legendary BBC audio dramatization starring Ian Holm as Frodo, Michael Hordern as Gandalf, and Robert Stephens as Aragorn

* T.H. White: The Once and Future King (audio version read by Neville Jason)

* Christopher Paolini: Eragon (audio version read by Kerry Shale)

* Patrick O'Brian: Aubrey / Maturin -- audio versions of the first six novels, read by Robert Hardy

* Sherlock Holmes: A Baker Street Dozen -- audio adaptations of 12 stories, starring John Gielgud (Holmes), Ian Richardson (Watson), and Orson Welles (Moriarty)

* Val McDermid: Splinter the Silence

* Michael Connelly: The Crossing

* Ian Rankin: Even Dogs in the Wild

 

... and, also courtesy of my friend, Eric Clapton: I Still Do -- and a kitty coloring book!