Jul 22, 2009

Bought Books

Halleluja and pass the butter! Two new books from the bookstore!

I normally buy books from library book sales as I support my local library wholeheartedly, but I had to buy these new books!

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, for the Lost in Translation Challenge 2009, and Orange County: A Personal History by Gustavo Arellano, award winning author of the Los Angeles Press Club.

I wanted to read Barbery's book for its unique characters, and Arellano's memoir for its personal and "cultural history" of Orange County, California.

Looking forward to being challenged and informed!


  1. I love "Elegance of the Hedgehog". It is a great study of the reading life. Dont be miss lead by those who say it uses stereotypes-this miss reading of the book.

  2. I always buy books from the library sale!! It's an addiction. Enjoy these!

  3. I also have Elegance of the Hedgehog on my TBR shelf! Maybe when you review it I will be encouraged to put it higher in the pile! It's gotten so many wonderful reviews!

    I just came from my local library book sale this week! It is an annual tradition that my mom and I always go to and have for the past 10 years or so!

    Have a wonderful day! And thanks for sharing your new books with us!


  4. Enjoy your books and than you for the lovely award.

  5. I'll be interested to hear your review of these books - I hadn't heard of either of them.

  6. Mel Ulm, I'll read very carefully and try to read objectively!

    Staci: I love getting good books from library sales!

    Suzanne: Aren't libraries the very best things?

    Nice: I'm trying to find time for the new books!

    Michael: Promise to try to post them. I'm curious about how I'll like them, too!


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