With Christmas only five days away, the library hosted another used book sale. I went with plans to purchase books for friends and while I successfully managed to find a book each for two friends, I also came home with six “gifts” for myself. Whoops.
The Occupation Trilogy includes three of the 2014 Nobel Prize of Literature winner’s books — La Place De L’Étoile, The Night Watch, and Ring Roads. Sarah Walters’ book was selected by my book club for our February meeting so it was good fortune to find The Little Stranger for a dollar. I was also excited to find a title by Colm Tóibin as a woman from my book club recommended him to me during our meeting this morning.
Unsurprisingly, given the immense popularity of Gone Girl, there were a whole slew of Gillian Flynn titles for sale so I followed in everyone else’s footsteps and picked up two — Sharp Objects and Dark Places. And, as a fan of “Downton Abbey”, how could I pass up Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey?
A friend of mine came to visit today, saw this stack of books on top of my television cabinet and the crammed bookshelves flanking it, and said, “I hope you get slammed with blizzards again this winter so you have time to read all these books”. Me, too. Also, so I have time to go through and scan all of them to my to-read shelf on Goodreads!