July 24, 2012

Book Splurge [7]

Last week, I was finally able to use the NBS gift certificate that I won from a bookish friend's birthday giveaway, and after giving it some thought, I decided to purchase a book by an author he's quite fond of. I know that he thinks highly of Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Housekeeping, so here's what I got:

Now, to find Gilead!

Also, this came in the mail last week. It arrived exactly 3 weeks after Book Depository dispatched it. Hurrah, it's a miracle!

I got the British edition because of this cover.

Just in time, too, for an intended buddy-read with - who else? - Buddy and Maria, a fellow mom and book club member, on the last week of July.

Aren't my new books pretty? :D

6 comments:

angus25 said...

I hope you enjoy reading Robinson. And oh, I'm so INGGIT! Your TVS is so purrty. By the way, Maria doesn't have a copy yet, so let's wait for further announcement. :D

Monique said...

BUDDY: Oh, you can choose your books when you get that debit card soon. :)) Nothing to worry about, I'm in no hurry to buddy read. Just give me a heads up when everything and everyone is set.

Lynai said...

Oh, your new books are indeed pretty. I saw several copies of Home (the same cover as yours) last week at BS, but I had to buy Atonement Child first. I hope they're still there the next time I come to visit. I want to read Marilynne Robinson, too. Angus' influence cannot be ignored. :)

Lynai said...

And oh, I hope you enjoy The Virgin Suicides as much as I did! :)

isaw08 said...

The TVS cover is so beautiful!

Monique said...

TRICIA: I know, right? :)