Life has been INSANE the last couple of days and I do not anticipate it letting up until December. Such is my life in November!! Work stinks.
But Saturday, the hubby and I went out and had a grand time. We tried a new Italian restaurant, which was yum. my. My goodness the lasagna was delicious. And, thanks to a mix up with our salads (we didn’t get them before the meal) we received a free dessert! And we weren’t even upset! Oh, it was delicious.
We planned to go see The Prestige after our meal, but thanks to that big huge dessert, we were too sleepy. So, what did we do? We went to my favorite store! The UBS (ie the used book store) You may recall, I had $50+ in credit there. And boy did I use it! I got Hard Times by Charles Dickens because I am definitely planning on reading more Dickens in the new year. I loved the Wilkie Collins novel I read earlier this year and, as Dickens is a contemporary of his, I should like him. I liked Great Expectations when I read it in high school and, shockingly, it’s the only Dickens I’ve ever read. Gasp!
I also got Domino by Ross King because it just looked good.
Thanks to my earlier read of The Three Musketeers, I snapped up The Count of Monte Cristo (Modern Library Classics) by Alexandre Dumas which was in great condition. And only $2! Like Musketeers, I read this book during an insane Dumas-a-thon during my Junior year in high school. It’s been fun revisiting him.
And they had The Cave by Jose Saramago, an author I’ve been meaning to try again. I read his book Blindness a couple years ago. It was one of those strange books (in more than one way) that I loved the writing but didn’t really care for the story. This one looks pretty good.
All in all, a pretty good haul. And I still have over $20 left in credit! Woot!