The first week of school is FINALLY OVER, and thank the Lord for that. Now I've got the weekend to relax, recuperate, and read and read and read, until the couch cushions are permanently conformed to the shape of my butt. We're back in school, but not back to the school grind just yet, so I'm taking this rare free time seriously, and you can bet that my bookshelves have been the better for it.
FROM KING'S BOOKS:
Remember this post? Well, my all-too-brief scouring of one of my favorite stores resulted in the purchase of a couple good classics:
A scandalous story, and one recommended to me by my own mother.
Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
A classic, and said to be one of Vonnegut's most powerful books.
Winter's Tale, Mark Helprin
Let's be real: my motivation to buy this book belongs one hundred percent to the beautiful trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation, starring the fantastic Colin Farrell. I'm really excited about this one!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling
To be fair, I didn't know whether to include this one in the list or not, because the book wasn't actually for me: after witnessing a stunning confession from my Little that she had never read the books NOR seen the movies, I felt morally obligated to buy her the very first in the series, as an act of sisterhood. I gave it to her yesterday, and I think she really likes it!
FROM MY MOTHER:
The brave, brave woman, as I've mentioned before, is just starting off on her Fellowship, and since she won't have any time for reading, she didn't want her bedside table's stack of books to go to waste:
The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey
The Dovekeepers, Alice Hoffman
Love Medicine, Louise Eldrich
The House on Fortune Street, Margot Livesey
The Highest Tide, Jim Lynch
Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver
(Simply for the sake of simplicity itself, I've only highlighted three of my favorite covers from the bunch for the visual.)
FOR MY KINDLE:
Yep, I severely reined in my spending habits on Amazon this week, and purchased this beauty of a novel for only $1.99: The Rosie Project: A Novel, Graeme Simsion. Aren't you proud of me?
So that's my haul for the week. Thank goodness for some new material and a little bit of reading freedom before studying is really required again. Hope you all get some great reading in this weekend!