This past weekend I flew home for my aunts wedding and had a bit of down time and read three books. I’ve not had time to just read in ages and it was luxurious! Over the next couple of days I will be posting my ‘reviews/musings’ of Machiavelli’s The Prince, Coelho’s The Alchemist and Moore’s Hero. While at home I picked up a copy of The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Emma Donoghue recommended it at her book reading for Room.
[I had this cool idea of incorporating the book covers like I do on each posting in this post (you know just a simple row of those I’d just read and those purchased, but clearly the images weren’t cooperating. I’ll come back and link to the posts when I’ve finally written them. I also have what I think is a brilliant idea of what I want my home page to look like, but I don’t have the technical skills to pull it off yet, but I will eventually!]
I’m steadily making my way through all those books I purchased last year at the Boston Book Festival, but on Monday after flying back to Boston we went to lunch and to Harvard Bookstore where I purchased a few books (yes, bad Geoffrey), but I spent less than $8 as they were remainders, AND I supported the Harvard Book store, shop local and all that jazz. I purchased Patricia Marx’s Him Her Him Again The End of Him, Brain Francis’s The Secret Fruit of Peter Paddington: A Novel (read the blurb it just sounds hilarious) and The Beautiful Miscellaneous: A Novel by Dominic Smith. This is a bad thing as Harvard has their summer warehouse sale this weekend and it’s been on my calendar for months and I will be going, but I’m going to try and limit myself to $20.00(ish). I’m also going to try and use the library more often, I should support the Somerville Library (even if it is slightly scary).
So stay tuned for the updates on all of these books and hopefully they’re published in a timely manner.