I did a bad thing.
Kind of. Depends on who you talk to, really. (Maybe you all will be sympathetic?)
I got my check from my boss, and got more money than expected. Hooray! So what did I do after buying my duvet cover and cherry blossom lamp for my apartment?
You guessed it correctly. (Probably.) I bought more books. Half Price Books is simultaneously an evil and wonderful place. My haul is more science fiction/fantasy than anything else, but it was more difficult finding copies in decent condition for the Time Top 100 books. Which made me incredibly sad… Though I found some fun and older gems. Books twice as old as me and old school science fiction covers. All in all, a good day, I would say.
Note: 10 books in total, apologies if the titles are a bit hard to read.
Because of the glare and size of the photo (my camera is my cell phone, like the majority of people nowadays), I will list what I got here for easy viewing.
- Falconer — John Cheever
- Starship Troopers — Robert A. Heinlein
- Assassin’s Apprentice — Robin Hobb
- Contact — Carl Sagan
- Elantris — Brandon Sanderson
- Hyperion — Dan Simmons
- Cryptonomicon — Neal Stephenson
- Quicksilver — Neal Stephenson
- All the King’s Men — Robert Penn Warren
- Revolutionary Road — Richard Yates
I am sad. A couple of the Time Top 100 novels have movie covers. I could not help this though… But, Starship Troopers was worth the measly $2.00 it cost, even if I’m going to have to be incredibly careful with it. I mean, look. This cover is beautifully old school. Minus the goddamn glare.
The final total, according to my receipt, was $37.95. Not terrible at all. The novels aren’t listed by name on said receipt, but two of them are classified under “nostalgia”, which I found highly amusing. Now, the thing is ACTUALLY READING MY OWN BOOKS. I’m just compounding the problem upon myself. But they’ll look so nice on my bookshelf…
Blogger’s Log: I am well into Part 2 of Lolita. One of the main reasons it is incredibly slow going is due to a lack of headphones that fit in my ears and the fact I have siblings Lolita’s age crawling around the house. So, I have to become a hermit to even listen to Jeremy Irons be a creepy pedophile. Not good around the family… I will get new headphones this coming week though. And HOPEFULLY have a finished review for you rather soon. I apologize that this is taking a while.
To humor you, however, I apparently was somewhat witty in explaining the problem/my reasoning for reading this novel to a friend via text today. At least according to him, since he wants to quote me on it. Exact quote:
“It’s a seminal piece of literature and really fascinating from a psychological perspective. But he’s also a fucking pedophile… And a bit descriptive with it. Not too much but still. Enough to warrant not listening in polite company…”