I've been trying to enforce a book-buying ban, but that clearly didn't work.
Here are some of my latest acquisitions:
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - I know only two things about this book a) it's set in the Belgian Congo and b) it was chosen by Oprah for her book club. I've heard a lot of good things about it from other bloggers, and I shrieked in delight when I saw it at my favorite secondhand bookstore. Really looking forward to this one.
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens - This book is a gift from my friend Donna. Thanks! I read Great Expectations and Oliver Twist this year, so I don't plan on reading this book anytime soon. I might overdose on Charles Dickens.
- Death in Venice and Other Stories by Thomas Mann - I've been eying this book for quite a while now, but it was too expensive. Again, I shrieked from delight when I saw it at the sale bin in National Bookstore. Awesome book + sale = WIN! Although, I don't understand the logic here. Why was Death in Venice in the sale bin? Can't you people recognize the pure awesomeness radiating from this book?
- The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - I loved Ethan Frome, so I've been wanting to read Edith Wharton's other work. However, when I found this copy of The Age of Innocence, I DID NOT shriek in delight. I loathe movie tie-in editions, particularly this one where Michelle Pfeiffer's mouth is half-open in a rather disturbing way. Who am I to complain, though? This copy was only two dollars. *Shrugs.*
What about you? What are your latest acquisitions?