If this weekend’s book purchases are any indication, it would seem that my self-imposed book buying ban has been lifted. My spree began last Thursday after reading Jill’s (Rhapsody in Books) glowing review of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. My library didn’t have a copy available and it was too late to run out to the store and buy the book. So I kindled it. Yes, I just turned Kindle into a verb.
On Saturday, my husband and I wandered the aisles at a local used book store–Recycled Reading–and each came away with some titles. I was there to buy a few books for my aunt who’s under the weather and ended up with some goodies for me.
Buying books for others is always a struggle; I tend to project (and purchase) my tastes. For the life of me I couldn’t think of a single author my aunt liked, so I bought two of my favorites and three more ‘mainstream’ authors.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and novels by Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, and Debbie Macomber rounded out the selections. My aunt was thrilled.
My husband picked out a lovely true crime novel–about a clown serial killer–and I selected three for myself. Vivienne at Serendipity recommended Mudbound to me a while back, the Sarah Dessen will fill my YA craving, and I was sold on 29: A Novel by the cover. Oh, the whimsy. I also recall seeing this one on a book blog somewhere, too.
And that was my weekend book buying extravaganza. Have you purchased (or kindled!) anything new this week?