Yes, that is why I try not to go too frequently. I already have more books than I can read. A while back my sister read Grendal, and she is the one who first told me about the book, and she really enjoyed it, and well it sounded like the sort of thing that would be right up my ally, so I was excited when I cam across it in the bookstore.
I avoid bookstores cause I tend to leave with to many books.... I like your selection, just read Grendel, using it for my BA thesis. I really liked it, a philosophical monster, how can that be bad?
It is called Friends Corner Bookstore. It is an awesome bookstore, it is associated with the library and so profits made off the books are used for the library. The books are donated, and it is located in this sort of upper class area so a lot of times there will be books that look brand new sold for really cheap. There is a great selection of both contemporary books and classics.
I love going to the bookstore. What's the name of yours, DM? Looks like you got a lot of good books. Happy reading!
I usually really like Peter Straub, and Neil Gaiman is a faveorite of man. The Graveyard Book I have been wanting to read for a while.
Ghost Story is really good, as is Oryx and Crake. And I've heard good things about the Neil Gaiman book.
Happy Halloween, Dark Muse! Let the hauntings begin!
Haha thank you
Have a special month DM! The best to you.
DM Have a fabulous month! The list looks fantastic.
I do that at the library and mostly I am horribly disappointed. It's the fun of finding that gem! Have fun reading!
Yes some of the books are books and authors I myself never heard of but just happened to read the back of and think, well that sounds like it would be interesting.
It just so happens I have DHL's Complete Poems lying adjacent to my keyboard. Virgil is right - it is huge and it contains the work of a very under-rated poet. Some of his poems are brilliant on a purely poetic level, in the beauty of the language and musicality of the rhythm. Others are far less poetic but nonetheless very much worthwhile because of their profound insights put forth plainly, simply. I'm a huge Lawrence fan and I might actually enjoy his poems more than his novels.
I'm unfamiliar with some of those other authors but overall that is an impressive haul, especially given the fact that it was free.
Yeah I just had to get it because it was there, and it was free, but definitely not something I would sit down and read cover to cover. But good for reading in bits and pieces here and there.
The only one I have is The Complete Poems of DHL. It's huge. I can't imagine you would read the whole work through. But it's great to have when you hear about a poem and what to look it up, or perhaps just to pop open to a page and discover one. Lawrence is really under rated as a poet.
Yes it does have a comical look to it.
Actually it's rather comic, in a good sense.
Yes it is
Fun little way to purge!
I might have to check out the movie after reading the book.