Are you sick of these yet? I hope not, cause it’s good fun to share newest finds, and it’s nice to demonstrate the kind of good stuff you can get if you look for it. This batch came courtesy of the Bookends Sale at the Toronto Reference Library. I’m a huge fan of Bookends (the regular store) for its rock bottom prices, so I thought I’d give their annual sale a try. The sale didn’t disappoint, though it was more like a mini Victoria College sale (which is this weekend, along with Word on the Street in Toronto!), with great offerings at slightly than usual prices. Though my numbers won’t be as impressive as they usually are, I was willing to shell out a bit more for good books in support of the library. And here we go again:
(Clockwise from the top left):
Long Story Short, by Elyse Friedman: Anansi makes beautiful books, and since I may be coming round to short stories, I thought, why not?
Man of My Dreams, by Curtis Sittenfeld: I was shopping with my friend Reeder (check out her finds here), and Prep (see below) is her favourite book. So I figured I’d take advantage of finding a second book by the same author in case I love it as much as Reeder does.
Prep, by Curtis Sittenfeld: Peer pressure. See above.
The Pleasure of Reading, ed. Antonia Fraser. This book has great coffee table book potential (despite the fact that I’ve dispensed with my coffee table). Famous authors talk about their early reading experiences, favourite books and so on. Gorgeous four colour book with specially commissioned paintings to suit each author.
Submarine, by Joe Dunthorne. I discovered this book last summer, and the jacket copy + reading random selections had me laughing and intrigued. Cheese bought it and found it a bit too weird (saying something for her), but I couldn’t resist giving it a try.
Total Spent: $12