Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What was your first?

Saw this suggested by the econ. blogger Megan McArdle, whose concerns are usually beyond the scope of the Hungry Ghost Blog:

Next time you're on Amazon, check back through your orders and look up the first book you ever ordered.... Surprised?

My first order (in the fall of 1997) was for two books: The Evelyn Waugh/Nancy Mitford letters and the first volume of Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond chronicles.....

Surprised?

5 comments:

Generic said...

Uh...no.

Generic said...

September 1, 1998: Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity, by Stephen E. Toulmin

Christian Lindke said...

February 16, 1998

The Expert at the Card Table, Artifice, Ruse, Erdnase

Encyclopedia of Card Tricks, Jean Hugard

League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy

Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy

Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy

Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy

Card Manipulations, Jean Hugard

The Penquin Atlas of Recent History: Europe Since 1815, Colin McEvedy

Tulkinghorn said...

Pick a card, any card.

Muffy St. Bernard said...

Amazon came late either to Canada or to my consciousness, or both:

March 26, 2004:

* My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable (David Rees)

* My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable (David Rees)