but I did.
I think I demonstrated remarkable restraint, given these books were 50% off and then another 10% at the register.
- A Sesame Street puppet book (technically, paper dolls, but I hate that term) for Raisin (this doesn’t count against me, of course, since he put up with me browsing for a good 20-30 minutes….)
- The Tale of The Genji (Royall Tyler translation)
- A Christmas Carol and other Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens (Everyman’s! I love Everyman’s!)
- Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose (something I’ve heard bloggers talking about forever!)
- Our Town by Thornton Wilder (I’ve read this a few times and always loved it.)
I also put back a number of books. I really do try to live by a budget. Ones I put back included the new P&V translation of Doctor Zhivago, Ernest Hemingway’s short stories (a beautiful book, but I actually didn’t really LIKE his stories), a collection of “the best African-American poetry” (I thought it would be perfect for the upcoming National Poetry Month, but alas it was quite expensive, I mean, relatively…), and some short stories by Washington Irving (I like the stories, but I had to cut somewhere).
Are you avoiding Borders these days? I really should have, but I’m excited to add Genji to my reading at some point. I really need to get back to reading my Japanese authors.