My haul from the Strand this week:
I know the picture isn’t the clearest, so here are the titles:
- George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
- Aphra Behn, Oroonoko, The Rover, and Other Works
- Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
- David Benioff, The City of Thieves
- Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children
- Philip Roth, I Married a Communist
- Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies
I did very well sticking to my list of books I want to tackle soon for various challenges and my book club. The only impulse buy was the Philip Roth. I was looking for the Rushdie and found I Married a Communist. It’s one of Roth’s Zuckerman novels. I read American Pastoral a couple years ago and LOVED it. This is related, I guess, although I’m not sure exactly the connection. Whatever. Hopefully it will be good, especially as it was one of the more expensive books (and the only one whose price I didn’t check, or course!). All in all, the damage wasn’t too bad. Seven books for just over sixty bucks.
On a related note, one of my friends posted this video on facebook yesterday. I was pretty excited, since I had literally been at the Strand like an hour earlier. I thought the video was really cute, and did a good job revealing, and maybe poking a bit of fun at, NYC’s book culture. Of course, non-NYCers should find plenty to enjoy, too!