I missed my weekly update post on Friday, so here's the past week, a little late but better than nothing!
The start of September meant the start of Brave New World. My friend Kirsten and I had decided to take a crack at reading BNW and 1984 back to back and dove right in. I finished Brave New World yesterday will be calling Kirst to discuss our thoughts and draft up a review later today. As you probably gathered, next on my list is 1984. I got a copy for Christmas that I know my parents bought from half.com. I was cool with it because I've gotten tons of completely readable books from them at great prices. When I realized I was about to finish Brave New World last night I went looking for said copy. What I found can only be described as a tragedy to books everywhere. Now i don't have an issue with writing in books, but every single page of my copy of 1984 is underlined, boxed, crossed out, and showered in stupid notes and sad faces. I can usually put up with most underlining, I like to see what other people found striking when they were reading, but this was way out of hand. Do you write in or underline things in books you own? I'd love to hear other peoples thoughts on this subject because I know to some it is a huge taboo.
Lastly, my self imposed book buying band is going terribly.
Since my last post I went over the deep end. I got 6 books this past week. They were -
I obviously had to get a new copy of 1984, and since I know I'll be reading this immediately I am not as upset about it. I already own a copy of Wuthering Heights, but have been in love with this edition for over a year.
My excuses for these two? I had a gift card and there are few places to hang out in my hometown besides the local Barnes and Noble
I got both of these on a discount, but I don't need either of them. Regardless, I'm super excited to read How Did You Get This Number. I loved Sloane Crosley's other book, I Was Told There'd Be Cake.
I also had to buy school books this week and spent an obscene amount of money on used copies. I am determin to get back on wagon and use lots of metaphor's to signal me not buying any more books.
Hi, My name is Sarah and I'm a book addict. I buy books I don't need and don't have time to read. I will do better. I will go to the library.
I'm sorry about the lack of blog action lately, I should be back to normal blogging and commenting around Thursday.
Happy Labor Day