Saturday, May 15, 2010

I went book shopping!


OK. I was doing so well at not buying books this year. I do work in a library for goodness sakes and I have been reading books that stare me in the face every day. I even went through the fiction section the other day, while AP testing was going on, and wrote down all the books I want to read. Talk about adding to my TBR list!

Then I had free time on my own (a rare occurrence) so I stopped by Chaucer's Bookstore. And, I happened to have part of my recommended by fellow bloggers list with me. My wallet didn't stand a chance. Here's what I bought. And, in keeping with the Prepare to Be Shocked challenge, I have to list the prices.

Born Under a Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield ($14.00)
Columbine by Dave Cullen ($15.99)
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok ($25.95)
Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli ($24.95)
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda ($23.99)

I'd love any feedback you have on any of these!

14 comments:

Christina T said...

I loved Secret Daughter. I thought it was a fantastic story. I haven't read the others but I've heard really good things about Girl in Translation and Columbine.

I hope you enjoy your purchases!

Beth said...

I have no feedback but I thought it was interesting that so many of the covers had the back of people on them!

Staci said...

I can absolutely understand how you couldn't resist any of these...I would like to read them too. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who works in a library and makes a list of the ones that I want to read too!!!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Christina-Thanks for the affirmation of Secret Daughter!

Beth--That is strange about the covers! I've noticed that there are definite trends in cover styles (think: Twilight)

Staci--I am a total list maker and having all those great books around me I tend to forget what I want to read so I've got to write them down as I see them or they disappear onto the shelves and I forget all about them

Diane said...

Helen...that's okay, I fell off the wagon too with 2 library book sales this w/end...LOL

The Secret Daughter and Girl in Translation are suppose to be wonderful. ENJOY them all!

Lynne said...

Columbine was amazing. So well written. One of those books that are hard to put down.

christa @ mental foodie said...

I have only read Columbine and it is a worthwhile read. It was not perfect but it was still heart-wrenching. Too bad I didn't start blogging when I read it so no review from me...

I have Secret Daughter and Girl in Translation in my TBR list!

April (BooksandWine) said...

Girl in Translation is excellent. I just read it like 3 days ago and LOVED it!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Diane, Lynne, Christa and April--Thanks for stopping buy and giving me good vibes about these books! Too bad I can't read them all NOW

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I haven't read any of these you listed, so I'll watch for your reviews and thoughts on each of them -- and probably add some to my TBR list. If you want to see my book shopping today, look here:
http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/book-shopping-at-yard-sale.html

Helen's Book Blog said...

Bonnie--I saw your garage sale shopping but forgot to comment. I'll go over now and take a better look. It's always so satisfying to get great books on the cheap!

Aths said...

Excellent books there ! Columbine was awesome! Every other book on that list are high up on my TBR! You will have to tell me how you find them. :)

Booksnyc said...

oh you got some lovely books! Lotus Eaters, Secret Daughter and Girl in Translation are all on my TBR list!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Aths and Booksync--Thanks for the positive reinforcement! I am excited about these books