Since July was, let us say, out of control as far as book buying goes, it made sense to cut back on book purchases in August. So I did. So here we go with the "Don't Blink or You'll Miss It" version of Books Bought August:
Columbine (NF 2009) - Dave Cullen
Nerd Confession: I frequently read Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. (There, I've said it.) We're actually encouraged to read these and/or other professional publications at the library to keep up with what's being published. (Not exactly an arm-twisting situation for me.) I keep track of both fiction and non-fiction that interests me and write the titles/authors in a book I keep for personal use and for readers' advisory. End of Nerd Confession.
Several months ago I found out that two non-fiction books were set for release at about the same time: No Right to Remain Silent: The Tragedy at Virginia Tech by Lucinda Roy and Columbine by Dave Cullen. I'm not obsessed with school shootings, but having been a teacher for 15 years, I have more than a passing interest in the subject.
A few months back I read No Right to Remain Silent. After finishing it, I simply could not read Columbine until a few months had passed. I saw the book a few days ago at a thrift store and thought that maybe I'm ready now.
Hardcover; Price = $2.50
Total Book Expenditures for August: $2.50
Next Time: What I actually read.