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.
Uncertain? You can also read her review here!
Good luck! 🙂