Although I’ve currently got my nose to the grindstone, I wanted to show you guys my book haul that I picked up at a car boot sale today. Eight books! For three pounds! I’m overjoyed! Although now I have to make another Ikea trip in order to accommodate them all – I hate having books in piles on the floor. But eight books! Eight!
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
I’m so happy that I got my hands on this
baby book, because I’m slowly becoming a lover of Russian literature, and this has been on my to-read list for ages.
The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers by Henry James
Don’t know why I bought this, but I vaguely recalled seeing ‘The Turn of the Screw’ on a display in a classroom. I don’t even like ghost stories, but for 50 pence, it was worth it.
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
I liked the film. Don’t judge. I also liked Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.
One Man in Havana by Graham Greene
I like Graham Greene.
On Green Dolphin Street and A Fool’s Alphabet by Sebastian Faulks
Never read anything by Faulks before – not even Birdsong *gasps of horror* – but I figured that I should do, because I may be seeing him at the Bath Literature Festival. Fingers crossed.
A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
ANOTHER RUSSIAN! I only bought it because it was Russian, and on the blurb it was described as ‘the first example of the psychological novel in Russia’. SOLD. I also found out that my dad has a thing for Russian works, which actually shocked me. This is a guy who hordes Lee Child, John Grisham and Chris Ryan. Not expected.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
I like Les Mis. The musical, anyway – I haven’t got onto the book yet. I also liked the Disney adaptation of it. *cringes*
Have you read any of these? Any thoughts?