Friday, March 16, 2007

New Books

I've done it again. Gone book-shopping. I picked up 4 yesterday. I found a biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine at the Dusty Cover for $6.50. It was printed in 1977 and sold for $12.95. It's in great shape and the miraculous detail is it still has a dust cover. I'm pretty happy with that. I got "Elizabeth I" at Best Buy but I didn't watch it because I spent 6 hours reading "Eleanor of Aquitaine." I'm not sure at what point in my life I decided I couldn't read and watch TV at the same time. I used to.

I also went to Barnes and Noble and picked up the story of the Essex. It's called "In the Heart of the Sea." It's the true story of the whaleship that was sunk by a whale. "Moby Dick" was based on this story. I'm looking forward to readng this one.

I also picked up "The Secret Life of Bees" and "Vanity Fair." I have a TBR list but I keep on getting new books and just ignore the stack I've got piled up on an endtable. If this keeps up, I'll never get to read "The Other Boleyn Girl."


Stephanie said...

Oh...that book about Eleanor looks good!! I've got The Secret Life of Bees here. I never have gotten around to reading it. Let me know what you think!

Anonymous said...

It's a sickness, isn't it? I finished one then I buy three. The Secret Life of Bees is great. I wouldn't recommend her second book.

Chris said...

I read Secret Life of Bees too. It was pretty good- a little strange though.

Kimmie said...

Eleanor of Aquataine was good. 350 pages and I read it in 3 days. And it's good to know about Kidd's 2nd book. I have enough to read without wasting my time on somethng I probably won't like.