and this is only half! ahhhhh~!!!! can you say BA?...no, not that! I mean Bookaholics Anonymous!
Hello, Sunday Saloners!!! This week I read my first graphic novels, Persepolis and Persepolis 2, I loved them, here is my review. I haven't read anything like them before, the honesty, the life and the details surrounded me...I really recommend them.
Besides that I did a couple of memes...fun stuff. I COMPLETED My Year of Reading Dangerously Challenge!!! And I bought TONS of great new books. Here are the titles (above is a picture of half of what I found in one day at our local goodwill!!! we live in a college town, and the books I can find there are usualy very good) Here is a full list of my findings:
Bel Canto (P.S.) by Ann Patchett
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto by Pico Iyer
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
Peony in Love: A Novel by Lisa See
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Samurai's Garden: A Novel by Gail Tsukiyama
My Antonia (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Willa Cather
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
I am excited to read these books, have you read any of them?
I am aware that I have an addiction, an addiction to buy books. I read, I do...but certainly not at the same rate at which I conquer and buy these beauties! What do you do to not go to the poor house on books? These are my things that USUALLY help out: 1.) never buy new. 2.) only go to the used book store/ goodwill used books twice a month. 3.) Read library books as much as possible!!!! 4.) borrow the book from friend if they have it. 5.) Do not envy other's large stacks of books..no matter how pretty or how nice they would look on your shelf...don't.
I know that in our book-blogging, book-attaining circle it is fine to purchase books, to drool over books, to envy books...but really, what do you do so to help curve your addiction!???
I think my addiction won out this week!!! (I do have some pretty books to show for it)