i was in my bookstore and an american tourist, who bought some books, left her old ones there saying that she finishdt it and that we could have them, so my new book is "The 6th target" by James Patterson in english. it w's something like bookcrossing...i will read the book, register it on www.bookcrossing.com and i will release it on a train where there are so many touristes...maybe it will come back to USA!
The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant, which is new release set in a German town about the disappearance of a young girl. Apparently it has fairytale influences. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." Oscar Wilde.
I went to my library's book sale today and got 13 books for $10!!! So excited Here's what I got:
-Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie -The Concubine’s Children by Denise Chong -Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres -Lost in Translations by Nicole Mones -One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez -Waverly by Sir Walter Scott -The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne -Pygmalion and (adapted) My Fair Lady by Bernard Shaw -Blackbeard’s Ghost by Ben Stahl (already read, but would love to have on hand for a rainy day) -The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (again, already read, but LOVE IT) -Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland -Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry -The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
Last Read: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Currently Reading: Inferno by Dan Brown
TBR (tentative): Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig
RBC: Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
I had a gift certificate at a bookstore that I used today on: - A Small Boy and Others by Henry James (for my thesis) - The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Last read: Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank Reading now:Naked Lunch by William Burroughs Next read: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
A colleague needed to buy a book online because he couldn't find it in any bookstores and I thought it a good idea to make a group order...just to save the shipping costs. ;D Anyway, I purchased only two books: - An Ordinary Person's Guide To Empire by Arundhati Roy - Storia dell'Italia partigiana by Giorgio Bocca. It's an history of the partisan movement in Italy. I already read an history of the Italian Republic he wrote in the 1980s, a very interesting book!
"Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good" - Bertolt Brecht
some day ago a wos a little depressed so i went to the bookstore and i bought:
Shakespeare by Bill Bryson (in english) Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson( in english) Patagonia Express by Luis Selpuveda ( in italian) and two Jules Verne's book in french: le tour du monde en 80 jours and 20 Mille lieus sous les mers and Josè Saramago The Stone Raft ( in italian)