Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Pretties!

I rarely buy new books these days, though I confess I did buy a few when I first got Kindle for iPad.  But I had a few hours kid free today, took myself out for lunch and a quiet coffee (during which I attempted to catch up some more on War and Peace), and then *just happened* to walk past one of those bargain shops that spring up where they have temporary tables out and heaps of books for cheap.  So, I HAD to have a look, it's like some kind of Bookish Law!!, and I came out with these, all for only $5 each!

Books, glorious books!
I got four that are nominally part of my 1001 books read, though 3 are actually not on the Core list, but are in various editions, so may or may not count, depending on which list I go with (sigh).  But Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernières, is on the Core list, and the others are books I'd like to read anyway.  I've decided to just go with what I feel like reading, from the list if I can, but other books, too.  So here are the others:

Nocturnes, Kazuo Ishiguro.
Beloved, Toni Morrison.
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
The Last American Man, Elizabeth Gilbert
Never Cry Wolf, Farley Mowat

I also picked up the Sears' Vaccine Book, Pinky McKay's Parenting By Heart, and an Olivia pack for Lolly.

And the time off was nice, too.  Coffee by one's self always equals bliss.


Kristi said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your break. It looks like you picked up some fantastic books. I've been wanting to read Middlesex for a while and Beloved is waiting for me on my nightstand.

My three-year-old daughter loves Olivia!

Enjoy your books!

Kate Evangelista said...

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Selene said...

Ooooo, thanks Kate! :D

Kristi, I've gotta finish War and Peace first! lol

Kristi said...

I totally understand. I'm still stuck in Volume 3. I have about a hundred pages left, but it's a bit of a slog at this point. :)

Anonymous said...

Middlesex was fantastic. Also really enjoyed Beloved - as much as you can enjoy something so dark.