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Doubleday Dilemma

A couple of years ago now, just before gondhir went to Mordor (and happily came back safely), I joined the Doubleday Book Club. They were offering a single hard-copy volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (at that time, The Two Towers was in theatres). I got six copies and sent them to the beardless dwarf, and he distributed them to friends.

Since then, I haven't had time or inclination to choose a single book towards fulfilling my obligation of "four books in two years". Therefore, a couple of months ago, they cancelled my membership, asked me for $67, and sent me four coupons for books from their "selection of popular titles".

Here's the list. What do you think I should get?

  • 01. The Broker by John Grisham

  • 02. Unexpected Blessings by Barbara Taylor Bradford

  • 03. Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz

  • 04. State of Fear by Michael Crichton

  • 05. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

  • 06. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

  • 07. The Rising by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

  • 08. Impossible by Danielle Steele

  • 09. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

  • 10. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss

  • 11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

  • 12. The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agaston

  • 13. 101 Crafts Under $10 (it's a coffee table book)

  • 14. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

  • 15. The South Beach Diet Cookbook by Arthur Agaston

  • 16. The Perricone Promise by Nicholas Perricone

  • 17. Survivor in Death by Nora Roberts writing as J. D. Robb (why do famous authors use alternate pen names?)

  • 18. NASCAR for Dummies by Mark Martin (is-- no, not gonna say it)

  • 19. The Ultimate Weight Solution Cookbook by Phil McGraw (I've heard good and bad things about these books)

  • 20. Guiness World Records 2005 (a 50th anniversary edition)


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