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