Books, & more books

I know, I know. I said I wouldn’t buy any more books. But Borders is going out of business, and the more I thought about it (and drove past the local Borders), I just couldn’t let this opportunity to buy new books at discounted prices pass me by. After dropping my nephew off at school this morning, I went to Borders and waited until it opened (only ten minutes–don’t judge, I wasn’t the only one). With only four days left it was largely picked over already, but I did find several books I have been wanting to read for some time now. At 90% off, I indulged myself. I bought eleven (11) books for a final sale price of $23.10, saving a grand total of $115.39. Yes. I know.

  1. Aristophanes. Four Plays by Aristophanes. Greek plays.
  2. Lauren Beukes. Zoo City. South African urban fantasy.
  3. John Burnside. The Glister. A novel by one of the creative writing professors at my university.
  4. Lewis Carroll. The Hunting of the Snark. A nice hardcover, illustrated edition.
  5. Lord Dunsay. The King of Elfland’s Daughter. Classic fantasy/fairy tale.
  6. Nancy Farmer. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm. African sci-fi; set in Zimbabwe, 2194.
  7. N. K. Jemisin. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. Fantasy that came highly recommended by Kelly.
  8. David Malouf. Ransom. A novel about Priam of Troy. An Australian writer.
  9. Ekaterina Sedia. The House of Discarded Dreams. Russian-born author, fantasy with African folklore.
  10. Dalia Sofer. The Septembers of Shiraz. A novel about a family in the aftermath of the Iranian revolution.
  11. Connie Willis. Bellwether. It’s Connie Willis.

For those who wonder: no, I will not be taking all of my recently acquired books back with me to Scotland. Not without magical packing skills, or an extra suitcase…

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