in which I share my planned reading for the week ahead
Have I mentioned before that I’m a slow reader? It’s definitely true with classics. The speech and writing patterns take me a bit longer than contemporary fiction to understand. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy it. I absolutely enjoy reading classics and gaining a deeper understanding of the lives and thoughts of the time. That’s especially true with Dracula by Bram Stoker. In our current vampire-obsessed culture, it’s been great going back and reading the early years of vampire literature as we know it in its modern form.
On a more exciting note than the fact that I’m still reading the same book, I hit up my local Friends of the Library book sale this weekend. And I’m pretty sure I scored big.
On top is The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. Yes, you read that right. After Franzen revealed himself to be more of prick than people thought, I went out and bought his book. But the money went to a good cause (i.e. not Franzen’s pocket). But I left the best for last here. The Lady and the Tycoon, a collection of the letters between Rose Wilder Lane and Jasper Crane. I am so excited to start digging through this!
She Stoops to Conquer is a play by Oliver Goldsmith. The real winner here is that amazing cover.
Finally, A Shakespeare Anthology is a nice little collection of pieces from Shakespeare’s many works.
I’m pretty sure I had a good day at the book sale, except that one of these cost $20 (and it wasn’t the Franzen).
What are you reading this week? What’s the best book you’ve ever scored at a garage sale, thrift store, Friends of the Library sale or really any other discount place?
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4 thoughts on “Weekly Reads | 9.16.2013”
Hi I’m reading The Barnum Museum by Steven Millhauser at the mo. One of the
Best books I’ve picked up second hand is The Clown by Boll – got given cake and chatted up!
I’ve only read one Millhauser book, Martin Dressler. I have to admit that was an odd book. Are you enjoying The Barnum Museum?
Getting cake is always a hands-down winner for me!
Yes, finished it yesterday. It was excellent. Will definately look out for some more of his. Now, what book to start next…..?
I’m glad you enjoyed it! Maybe it’s different or maybe it’s a case of weird can definitely be good!