I told my husband I wouldn’t be buying any more books this month (of course he laughed) and I swear not a day later I bought some books. But I couldn’t help it, I found two Anita Brookner bargain books at the library (50 cents each). I had to have them and in case you are wondering, no I didn’t check out any books from the library. I’m still on my library ban this summer so I can read more from my stacks.
I got Dolly and A Private View. I’ve only read two Brookner novels but somehow have been collecting her books and now own about 10. I just “know” I’ll like her books. Do you do that with certain authors?
The other books I bought I couldn’t resist either because Barnes & Noble was having their Classics sale so I bought two and got another free, plus I still had a bit of birthday money left and so got three books for $6. Talk about a bargain! I got:
- Persuasion by Jane Austen. That’s the only Austen novel I didn’t have on my shelves yet and I am telling myself that this Summer I must read another Austen.
- Time Machine & The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells. If it hadn’t been for the Slaves of Golconda I wouldn’t have read anything by H.G. Wells (we read the Island of Dr. Moreau) and am so glad I read the book. I couldn’t believe how much I kept thinking about that novel after finishing it. It was so disturbing and just a great story.
- Hard Times by Charles Dickens. Loved Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol so looking forward to this tale.
So, do you think I can go the rest of the month without book buying? I don’t know, it’ll be hard and so I’m keeping my mouth shut this time.