Book Sale!

Yesterday, I woke up at 6 a.m. On a Saturday. Why? Because the Greenville Literacy Association was having their annual Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale. And it is all of those things, unless you want new hardbacks. Those will run you from $5 to $10 a pop. I took $20 to the sale with me. I knew that the vast majority of that budget would go to trade paperbacks. I spent $1 at the classics table for 2 books, and $1 at the used hardbacks section for 1 books. I got 9 books from the trade paperbacks section for $18. (I actually have no idea why I'm giving such a rundown. Oh well. It's already typed.) Want to know what I got? Sure you do!

  • The Talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith
  • Life of Pi, Yann Martel
  • The Good Husband, Gail Godwin
  • Atonement, Ian McEwan
  • Notes On a Scandal: What Was She Thinking?, Zoe Heller
  • The Hours, Michael Cunningham
  • The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Patrick Suskind
  • The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx (this was the used hardback)
  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

So, if you've read and enjoyed any of these, let me know what you think. I'm currently about halfway through The Talented Mr. Ripley. I'll most likely post a quasi-review of each after I finish them, mostly to make myself read in a timely manner.


Sherry said...

The Life of Pi is one of the best books I have ever read. We must discuss after you read it. The Kite Runner will make you want to slit your wrists, but it's still a good book. FYI, the movie is coming out soon, so you may want to read it sooner than later. You did well at the book sale, but you didn't score a 1974 copy of Kosher Cuisine for 27 cents like I did.

Sherry, Master Librarian Extraordinaire

Mandy said...

The Good Husband is also a phenomenal read. Did you get my apologetic comment yet? It's on myspace!