I hate WordPress sometimes. I had my entire Book Haul for August 10, 2013 post written and I was putting the finishing touches on it, when a few awry mouse clicks caused me to lose my entire progress. WordPress, unfortunately, does not have a trash folder inside of the posts area so I could redeem my almost finished post.
In all honesty, I really don’t have the heart or effort in me right now to try to recreate my entire post. I will try to rewrite some of the things I mentioned to an extent. I don’t want to completely lose you guys on this.
This has been my first book haul in over a month. It’s probably been over two months actually. I haven’t really come across anything that has sparked my interest. I did find something though. It was lucky that the thrift shop also happened to be having a half-off book sale, so I got all six, technically seven , of these books for fifty-percent less than I would usually pay.
What I got
To start off, I am not going to divide these books into individual bullet points because I bought six books, but only for two reasons. It will explain itself when you read it.
American Masterpiece Library
The Scarlet Letter/The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I bought these three seemingly identical looking books to bolster my book collection. These books are really well made. The cover is thicker than a usual hardback cover. The book has more heft to it than a book of this size would usually have. The front and back insides of the book have that wallpaper effect that nice books sometimes have. It’s a red background with quill pens and stars for the pattern. Each of the books has a built-in book mark. It’s a yellow ribbon. The paper for the pages is rather thick as well, which I really like. I want my books to last decades and decades, perhaps centuries. I want people to be able to read my books after I am long gone.
Out of these tales I have read The Scarlet Letter and Little Women. I haven’t ever had the yen to read Moby Dick and The House of Seven Gables has eluded me on several occasions. I will read those two books someday.
Breakfast of Champions
I bought all three of these books because I want to read more Kurt Vonnegut. I have only read a short story of his, I believe. I find it’s time for me to delve into more of Kurt. I have no idea what any of these books are about. I am not even going to read the back flaps. I’m just going to dive right in. Call me dangerous.