I wouldn’t call it a book-haul,but rather a catch-up of all the books I bought since July.
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Folio Society books from the Summer Sale.
Screwtape Letters was offered at half-price while a 30% discount was placed on a selection of children’s books including the Alice in Wonderland set and Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales.Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales was also in that selection,but I didn’t have enough funds to buy it.I hope I will be able to acquire it soon,as I need it to complete my collection: besides the Perrault collection,I also have that of the Brothers Grimm,which I bought in February.
I’m particularly satisfied with my purchases as they all comprise the illustrations of their original artists; William ‘Bill’ Papas for Screwtape Letters,Edmond Dulac for Perrault’s Fairy Tales and John Tenniel for the Alice books.
Books from Bookdepository
Excluding Wonder,all books were bought from the bookdepository.The Sense of an Ending has been on my wish-list for quite a while and everybody who read it says it is very,very good.As for Shirley Jackson,I learnt that The Lottery is regarded as one of the best short stories ever and was quite surprised to see that her collection of stories is highly rated on goodreads.I bought it out of curiosity and so far – I’m nearing the end – the stories are excellent.I have been planning on reading Alice Munro since she won her Nobel Prize last year,but I kept putting off buying her books.I don’t know why I picked Too Much Happiness out of all her other collections.I guess it was the title.Oh,and Wonder,I bought it in my local bookshop because there was no other book I was interested in.
Books Bought Yesterday
My friend bought Beloved and The Old and the Sea for me as a farewell gift(Is that a farewell gift if I’m heading to university?).He is as fond of these Vintage covers as I,so he took me to a place where there was quite a good selection of these and told me to pick two.When I’ll be in the UK,I’ll try to buy more books of this edition.While roaming through the bookshop,I stumbled upon The Inheritance of Loss.It won the Booker Prize despite being a big outsider,so I’m quite curious to read it.I hope it’ll be a bit similar to The God of Small Things.In another bookshop,I also saw Jhumpha Lahiri’s The Interpreter of Maladies,but snubbed it,even though I will read it sooner or later.I wonder if I was right.