Forgive me, but I was bored to tears with my old layout. I’m not exactly thrilled with this one, but it’ll do for now. Look for that pen to disappear soon, as soon as I figure out what to put there.
I was thisclose to going to B&N today. I want to take advantage of their classics sale!! Reason prevailed however, and I went and walked on the treadmill instead. But wait until pay day!! There are several books I want to get and this would be the perfect time to get them!
You see, I picked up that mammoth 1001 Books to Read Before You Die by Peter Boxall from the library to peruse. It is a fantastic book, very well put together with great pictures and, even better, great books. I’m rather tempted to get it for myself. It has brought to my attention many, many books I had never heard of and added quite a few books to my want list. And I’m only halfway through it!!
The most interesting section to me, so far, is the 1700-1800s. There were several authors there I had never heard of or barely heard of that promptly went on my list. One such author, Fanny Burney, sounds really good. I particurally want to read her Evenlina and Camilla. And even though I have heard of George Eliot and own a couple of her books, I had no idea Adam Bede sounded so good. It’s on my must read to read soon list.
Continuing in my adventure reading, I want to pick up another Dumas soon. I read The Count of Monte Cristo around the same time I read The Three Musketeers for the first time and I think I’d really like to read it again. But, I also have never read Daniel Defoe and would like to try Robinson Crusoe. Carl V. posted a fantastic looking edition of The Essential Dracula on his blog and I’m determined to get my hands on it as well. It’s another I haven’t read. To make matters worse, my non-reader husband has. So of course I HAVE to read it as well!
So I’m trying my best to stay away from B&N, B&N.com, and Bookcloseouts, which has a bunch of the Modern Library books for cheap(!) until payday. It’s so hard.