It seems our long hiatus of book purchasing is behind us and we are hitting the book shelves like a crack addict on a day-pass. -D posted about his latest book purchases last week and I had a great book shop day, so I thought I would share with the class. Show and tell!
Members of a former-book club-hopefully-reunited and I went to the Rancho Mirage Library to check out books after a lengthy discussion of what we should read next. I was the virgin of the group...I had been meaning to get around to it, but just hadn't made it, yet.
Here's the finds:
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (hardback). This is on the list of 1001 Books to Read before you Die, but one of the members of the aforementioned book club read The Handmaid's Tale a couple years ago and I thought it was about time I got some more Atwood in me.
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (hardback). Winner of the Pulitzer Prize at some point. I saw this mentioned somewhere and thought it sounded good.
Giant by Edna Ferber. Another winner of the Pulitzer. Purchased for 2 reasons. 1. It is set in Texas (enough said) 2. One of my favorite songs mentions the movie adaptation of this book (...and a screen without a picture since Giant came to town...)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. Pointed out to me by a member of aforementioned book club. Upon picking it up, I discovered it is not only signed by the author, but illustrated as well. Not bad for a buck.
All told, these cost $3.50. I shall return Rancho Mirage Library. Consider yourself warned, home book shelves.
On a related note, I have some books up for swap on GoodReads if you are interested in helping me get rid of some of my books to make more room for recent purchases. I don't recommend any of the books on the swap listing, but hey, you would be doing me a favor by getting them off my hands.
Any great finds lately?