Book Loot

From my neighborhood used books bookstore:

  1. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  2. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  3. The Red and the Black – Stendhal
  4. If on a Winters Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino

I really should visit that bookstore more often!


6 thoughts on “Book Loot

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale is one of my all-time favorites, and I just read Their Eyes Were Watching God not too long ago. Both are fantastic. Nice haul!

    • Thanks! Yeah, I’m excited to read my newly acquired books….although I have so much pending books, I’m not sure when I will actually get to read these! I’ve read 2 other Margaret Atwood books so far, The Blind Assassin and The Penelopiads (A modern re-telling of Homer’s The Odyssey from the point of view of Odysseus’ wife, Penelope) and I know that A Handmaid’s Tale is her most famous novel so I went ahead and got it. Plus being a secondhand book, it cost me almost nothing!

  2. Those are some awesome books. I have been meaning to read calvino for years now and always find someone else I want to read more at that moment. But when I read author interviews, so many cite him as an inspiration.

    I just got an Atwood book myself. The Penelopiad. I can’t wait to read it.

  3. Dude! I’ve missed hearing from you. Lol…I’ve always wanted to read The Handmaid’s Tale, but I only own Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. I should probably read that one first…and that Calvino book sounds interesting yet complicated? Tell me if you get annoyed with it. lol

    • lol…well it’s good to be missed…I guess LOL. I’d like to read Oryx and Crake too someday, it sounds interesting, and I think there’s sort of a sequel to it, Year of the Flood. Yes you are exactly right about Italo Calvino’s is interesting, but complicated. I hope I don’t get annoyed with it…it’s not the easiest book to read, but it’s so intriguing that I want to know how it ends. Will let you know if I end up giving up on it 🙂

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