I obtained another quantity of books this past Memorial Day weekend. My wife seems to think my book buying is getting out of hand. I’m attempting to commit myself to not buying any more books until September. We will likely be taking a trip to the Seattle area to visit my family at that time and I just happen to know there are Half Price Books in that part of the country. I am hoping to go on a bit of book buying spree.
As for my holiday weekend acquisitions, I took advantage of a 3 for 2 deal on Barnes & Noble Classics and some good deals at Sam’s Club…
Dracula by Bram Stoker – It’s a mystery to me why I haven’t already read this.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens – For which I have great expectations. The only Dickens I’ve read is A Christmas Carol, it’s about time I read more.
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton – I’m not exactly sure why I chose this.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen – I’ve read great things about this book, just came out in paperback.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Had this on my list for a few years now, finally found a copy without an Oprah sticker.
I also wanted to mention something I saw posted on the Amazon.com Book Blog. New York Magazine has an interesting feature. They asked critics to name their favorite underrated books of the last ten years and listed the books on their site. I’ve already bookmarked the page and noted that I am currently reading one of the books and have one other on my TBR list. Most of them I’ve never heard of, I’ll have to check it out in more depth later.