I had some Amazon vouchers left from Christmas 2008 / Birthday 2009 – because they are so close together I like to save up my Amazon vouchers and treat myself in little batches through the year.  Then I went to Hay-on-Wye and the TBR shelves got a bit scary…

With some hard work over my week off, I’ve managed to get my TBR back to a shelf-and-a-pile-and-a-couple-of-library-books, so I allowed myself to place an Amazon order.  Having hived off the fancy hardbacks onto my Christmas 2009/ Birthday 2010 wishlist of course!

RACHEL FERGUSON – The Brontes Went to Woolworths – this is one of the very rarest Virago Modern Classics, reprinted in a LOVELY Bloomsbury paperback edition and affordable!

DAVID CRYSTAL – Just A Phrase I’m Going Through: My Life In Language – how he found time to write this I don’t know, as he has a phenomenal output of linguistics books. This looks fab – a look at his life and the linguistic interests he has and has written about

DAVID LODGE – Deaf Sentence – hard to wait for his new novel to come out in paperback, but I managed! This has a linguistics professor who is going slowly deaf and looks both entertaining and moving

CLAY SHIRKEY – Here Comes Everybody: How Change Happens When People Come Together – there has been some negative and positive criticism of this so it will be interesting. All about wikis and online collaborating etc. It features LiveJournal, Twitter and Meetup…

MEG WAITE CLAYTON – The Wednesday Sisters – five women discover a mutual love of reading and writing as events mid-20th-century wash around them.  Clayton seems like a lovely lady, she’s on LibraryThing and Twitter, and I’ve been wanting to get and read this for ages!

I will probably get to these around Christmas time or January, although I do have another week off coming up in November which should see me getting through a bit more of Mt TBR…