Through the Bookshelves or How I spend My Money (4)

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Since I didn’t do a book haul last week this is a bit of a big one, so on with it. From top to bottom:

1) The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
I keep picking this book up, carrying it around the bookstore, then putting it down again in favor of something more expensive. Because I got it considerably cheep compared with the normal price for books here in Brazil. So I’m supper exited to finally have it!

2) The Running Man by Stephen King
I grew up watching this movie, together with Terminator and True Lies and Jurassic Park, so when I saw it on the store I knew it would go home with me. It’s also the first Stephen King book on my shelf… we’ll see how it goes.

3) The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
I liked some other plays of his (and well, he’s Shakespeare), so this seemed like a good idea.

4) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
This is another one of those classic that I’ve been meaning to read, but never get around to it. Now I’ve got no excuse to keep doing it!

5) Holes by Louis Sachar
I’ve just finished this one, so I’m not going to talk about it much. But it’s a hilarious read.

6) Quincas Borba by Machado de Assis
Machado de Assis is my favorite Brazilian writer and I’ve wanted this book for some time now. What was my surprise when I found an orange penguin edition of it? I grabbed it immediately and didn’t let go! Now it sits prettily on my shelf.

7) The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
This book sounded interesting (I love monster books!) and I fell in love with the pretty cover. What else do I need? I think it was the most expensive book of the bunch, but not by much, so I’m not feeling guilty about it.

I also got a bunch of classic e-books from Girlebooks: The Anne of Green Gables series, some Elizabeth von Arnim I didn’t have, Frankenstein, Little Women, and others. Can’t wait to start reading them!



12 thoughts on “Through the Bookshelves or How I spend My Money (4)

    • All I’ve read from him I liked so I’m not too worried about it, I mean he’s Shakespeare :)
      Really? That’s great! I’ve heard so many good things about that book, that I had to get it! It’ll probably be my next read.

  1. Oooh! I just started the Catcher in the Rye last night; I got it from my best friend and bookmarked at least 7 pages out of the first 20, and now I regret not having a copy of my own of it. I definitely do recommend reading it while you’re in a good mood though! And all the other books look gorgeous! I hope you’ll enjoy them loads! :D

  2. I love these posts of yours! Hauls are the best. Good luck with Stephen King! I am planning to read his entire bibliography in chronological order (at some point), so I’ll be reading that one (one day :)) Enjoy your books!

    • Thanks! :D Have you read anything of his? I mean, I’m a bit intimidated by his books, even though I know this story by heart. And wow, that’s going to take some time, right? He’s got a lot of books! But it’ll be worth it! Can’t wait to hear what you think of this one. Thanks again :)

      • I’ve read The Mist and Cycle of the Werewolf, both super short. I also tried to listen to Dark Tower’s first novel Gunslinger as an audiobook, but the narrator turned me off of it, so I quit halfway. I will be rereading it in print instead (audiobooks just don’t work for me). Also, this year I was planning to finally read It for my TBR challenge, which I am really excited for. I agree, he has an incredible amount of books published, the guy probably never sleeps – just writes.

  3. Oooh what a lovely pile of books! I wish you the best of luck with Stephen King, I have been a little nervous to pick up any of his novels. I recently read his non-fiction On Writing book though and it was fantastic so I may be picking one up rather soon now. :)

    I really feel like I should read The Catcher in the Rye, everybody seems to and I feel left out. :S

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