Sunday, March 23, 2008

I've been on a book buying binge...

these last couple of weeks. I'm slowly getting my reading mojo back! In the last few weeks I've purchased a fair amount of books. I was in New York City last week and had to hit up my favorite bookstore in the entire universe, The Strand. I love that place so much and it just so happens everytime I go I don't have a list with me of books I've been meaning to buy. Always happens but of course I come out of the store with a good amount of books. My last shopping extravaganza yielded these buys:

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
The Diary of a Chambermaid by Octave Mirabeau
Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev

My uncle also gave me an interesting book while I was visiting him in New Jersey. My uncle is a huge bibliophile, every nook and cranny of my grandmother's apartment is filled with books. Each time I visit he tends to give me a book from his collection. This time he gave me a psychology book entitled Ego and Instinct by Daniel Yankelovich and William Barret which deals with both philosophy and psychology, namely psychoanalysis.

Last night F. and I went to Barnes and Noble and I scored three great books in the bargain section:

Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris ($5.98 in hardcover!)
Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence ($7.98 in hardcover)
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters ($4.98 in trade paperback)

With so many book purchases in the last few weeks I feel inspired and look forward to reading them all.


3M said...

Glad to have you on the 1% challenge!

Chris Rossetti said...

Have yoiu ever considered reading Ulysses? I promise you won't be able to put it down. But there is a secret of how to read it. Let me know if you try it.