Newly Bought + Book Giveaway

I found a great used books bookstore a few weeks ago, and I finally went to do some shopping there last week. I just knew I would come back with more books for my TBR pile, and I was right! Here are the newly added bricks to my Wall of Books.

 First there is The Secret Life of Bees, a popular read recently made into a movie. I will admit that I reluctantly chose this one; I heard so much about it everywhere – from friends, blogs, t.v., magazines, etc. – that I thought I would just skip it. But then, I realized that maybe I was the one missing something! A few dollars isn’t so bad to find out the truth; worst case scenario, I’ll just give it to someone else 🙂

Second book to join the Wall of Books  is Grotesque. I love the cover and the title. I’ve heard a lot of bad stuff about this book, but I personally never read anything by Natsuo Kirino. Many say that Out, a novel prior to this one, is a more interesting read. Only one way to find out! Since I now have both books in my possession, I’ll be able to compare and contrast.

By the way, am I the only reader buying more than one book from an author before having read anything he/she has written? I won’t believe I am! This must me another quirk of the compulsive book buyers!

Third and last book; Shopgirl by Steve Martin. Another book made into a movie I haven’t seen. I only bought it because it was 2$, and because Steve Martin was my favorite actor when I was a kid. Weird taste, I know! (Since I’m sharing my Steve Martin fantasy here, I might as well admit right now that for a full year when I was 12, I fell asleep dreaming I would marry Nicolas Cage. Fortunately, as I grew older, my fantasies moved on to guys a little younger.)

All this to say, I have no idea what’s awaiting me in this book. 

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Book Giveaway at The Novel World!

On an another note, I entered one more book giveaway! It was its title that caught my attention : Jane Austen ruined my life, by Beth Pattillo. Many books seem to use Austen’s name those days (Jane Austen’s Bookclub, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, etc.), but I loved the funny twist in this one’s title.

Interested? You can participate to the giveaway here, at The Novel World.

Uncertain? You can also read her review here!

Good luck! 🙂

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3 responses to “Newly Bought + Book Giveaway”

  1. Steph says :

    Looks like you got some great picks! And no, you aren’t the only person who buys multiples of an author you haven’t yet read. I’ve done this with at Jose Saramago (who I had THREE books by before I finally decided to read one!), and by Mark Helprin. My book buying is such an addiction!

    • kittykay says :

      Steph > That’s exactly what it is, an addiction (one I’m not wanting to get rid off though!)
      I have some Jose Saramago in my never-ending pile too!

      Megan > Now I am curious about the movie too! I will probably rent it after reading the book. It’s not often people prefer the movie to the original book!
      I’m glad to see I’m not the only one loving fictions related to Jane Austen! I wish you good luck 🙂

  2. Megan says :

    I read Shopgirl a few years back, and I have to admit that I actually liked the movie better than the novel! Crazy, I know, but true 🙂 I still enjoyed the book, though. Hope you do, too!

    Glad you posted about Jane Austen Ruined My Life — I’m always on the look-out for new JA-based fiction! Awesome! 🙂

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