A book haul linky party for bargain loving bookworms!
Lesa is hosting this week!
Another Good Will BBB spectacular! I just love shopping for books at this particular store. After getting lucky here the first time, I checked Good Wills in other towns/states but to no avail. This store is just BBB nirvana.
Next, four books to add to my Newbery collection!
The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction by Kate Chopin
Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett (DiscWorld)
I'm not familiar with Kate Chopin but the first three sentences on the back sold me:
'When it first appeared in 1899, The Awakening was greeted with cries of outrage. The novel's frank portrayal of a woman's emotional, intellectual, and sexual awakening shocked the sensibilities of the time and destroyed the author's reputation and career. Many years passed before this short pioneering work was recognized as a major achievement in American literature.'
People are so funny-- I can't wait to see what had readers of that time in a tizzy.
And Terry Pratchett. I've been wanting to read him since I read Good Omens by Gaiman and Pratchett.
The author's note (that I read after buying) states that most Discword novels can stand alone-- except this one. Ha, just my luck!
Apparently, there are tons of books in the series but according to Pratchett only three are essential to read before this one. That isn't so bad... but I'll have to read the whole series in order now.
Have you read any of these books/authors?
If you have a bargain book, please share. We love to brag on bargains!