Today was a grand, glorious day! I spent most of the afternoon at a book sale one of the main libraries in town was holding. Six books for fifteen dollars, and considering I recently spent thirty-five dollars on three books at Barnes and Noble, I’d say I cleaned up.
Now for the list:
1: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
My brother asked why I bought this book since I’ve already seen the movie twice and know how it ends, but I’ve always been able to enjoy a book even after having the movie spoil the ending for me. I’ve read the first few pages so far, and already, I’m hooked! Might I say, Aibileen is much more interesting in the book than she was in the movie.
2: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
It’s high time I read this book, and, because I loath the thought of reading such a long book on my Kindle app, I wanted a print version. In hindsight, I really should have inspected the book closer before I bought it: whoever used it before me apparently felt the need to smother the book in notes and highlighter marks, then end nearly every chapter with a chapter summary. Here’s some of the damage. Beware: it’s gruesome:
3: Chief Modern Poets of Britain and America, Volume II: Poets of America
I’m just here for Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost.
4: Ben Hur by Lew Wallace
This one has been on my To Be Read list for some time now, so when I saw it, I jumped on it.
5: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
It’s not my usual fare, but it came highly recommended by a reader and some other book bloggers, so I decided to give it a try (also, I’ve heard the author stirred up a controversy by supposedly portraying the Taliban too harshly. Translation: he had the guts to tell the world what radical Islam is really like. I’ll support that.)
6: Benjamin Franklin by Lindsay Swift
It doesn’t look like much: a small, thin book with a dirty blue cover and brown pages. But look what I found on the inside of the cover:
I can’t make long or short of it, but if any of you can read it, will you please let me know what it says? Thank you very much.