Yesterday was my last day as a bookseller-at least for a while.
Shortly, I will be on my way to Chicago to get my MA and, if all goes well, on the path to my PhD and cozy tenured professorship (one can dream right?)
I'd been gathering a stack of perspective buys in anticipation and an attempt to ameliorate the specific brand of torture that is the constant passing and shelving and handling of books that you would love to own, but shouldn't buy if you want to keep within your budget (not to mention bookshelf space, but I passed that bar a while ago and never looked back). Anyway, for my last chance to use my employee discount, and with the aid of birthday gift cards, I decided to splurge.
A digital portrait of my loot:
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2. Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger
3. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Conner McNees
4. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
5. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
6. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
7. Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
8. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon