Because Lynn asked which books I bought:
From the local independent bookstore: Collage, Assemblage and Altered Books for artistic inspiration; The Air We Breathe, a novel by Andrea Barrett set in a TB hospital. This was the hardback. My Dad had TB and was away in a hospital for an entire year when I was 5 so I find this subject matter interesting. The Brief History of the Dead, a novel a friend recommended awhile ago. The Fiction Class could be fun and/or could be a bit fluffy, hard to tell but it was published by Penguin and I tend to trust them. The Sleeping and the Dead is a British mystery. I'm half-way done with that.
And from Amazon.com. Working Out A Painting, the only book about painting I've ever been able to read and/or get anything useful out of. I've wanted to own if for some time now so there it is. Two books on felting. At a glance it looks like a lot of work but I may try it. And an out of print novel by Elizabeth Wix who commented on my blog awhile back. Talk about gluttony!!!! I'm stuffed.