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!

6 comments:

  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.

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

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  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!

    Suzanne

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

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

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  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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