Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This weekend, in a fit of thrifting, I bought three new books. I have been so good about not buying new books. The only ones I bought throughout most of last year were school-related, which everyone knows doesn't count. But...I caved. Books make me happy, I have plenty of shelf space thanks to built-in cabinetry and three bookshelves of my own, and they were cheap. I walked away with Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, which I have actually already read. I checked it out from the library a couple years ago and have always wanted to give it another read. It was fifty cents. Done. I also got Black Boy by Richard Wright. I kind of want to see what all the fuss is about with this book, plus it was also only fifty cents. I read Native Son for a class, and that was interesting, so I'm looking forward to Black Boy. Living on the south side of Chicago is an interesting lesson in race relations, that's for sure. I really splurged by paying a whole dollar for Ian McEwan's Atonement but I liked the movie and have this dorky habit where I like to read a book, see the movie, and then compare them. I should probably get out more. So in addition to all of my public and school library books (which I think brings me to about ten checked-out books), I have three more books to read. Good thing I love reading so much, and thank God for cheap thrift store paperbacks.