Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Monday, December 6, 2010

Xmas Book Shopping

I'm afraid I have no news for the Monday meme--I have made it to halfway point of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but with work demands & the holidays lurking around the corner, I have made disappointingly little progress this month.

What I do have are new books--*yay*  I didn't make it to the Book Depot as planned today due to nasty weather, but Chapters had free gift cards for $50 purchases with a chance to win up to $5000!  It didn't work out that way, but I got some awesome books.

The bookends were an early Xmas gift I picked out & I bought these new books for myself that now sit between them because the shelves are full :D

The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History by John Ortved
The Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini--for Back to the Classics challenge
Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut--for Back to the Classics & What's in a Name 4 challenges

My parents also got me:

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy--for Back to the Classics challenge--the cover at right is not the same as mine but it's lovely nonetheless.

..and 1 more as a surprise!  Plus, my dad often gives me a couple of books as an Xmas tradition, so stay tuned to learn what these ones are...after Dec. 25th, that is :)

I'm not used to buying Xmas gifts for myself, but I think this may start a new tradition :D


  1. which translation of Anna K did you get?

  2. What, no Christmas gift for yourself? I say you owe yourself some back payments:)

    Nice books you have there!

  3. Hi!
    Don't give up on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It gets going pretty good about half way through the book. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  4. I love those bookends! Enjoy your new books :)

  5. IngridLola~ I didn't pay much attention to the translation when I bought it. It was a mass market paperback for less than $10. But since you asked, it's Signet Classics Centennial Edition translated by David Magarshack.

    BookQuoter~ I used to spend much more money on DVDs & music but lately I'm making up for lost time :D

    Sherrie~ I definitely enjoyed it, and wasn't frustrated with the book, just myself & the amount of time it took me to finish it.

    Roving Reader~ Thanks :)