Thank you Penguin Ink for putting out a killer line-up of covers for your 75th anniversary.
- Money by Martin Amis
- Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding
- Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee
- From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
- The Bone People by Keri Hulme
I'm pretty sure I'll be making the investment considering all the covers include rockabilly and flash art- still very near and dear to me...although I am considering less and less getting a real flash tattoo (Mom will be happy)- in favor of a one-off. Then again, maybe not. And then again, maybe my mom won't be happy.
I also plan on picking up T.C. Boyle's The Tortilla Curtain-great tattoo art there too.
I was shopping at Border's last night- my least favorite of B&N vs. Border's- because I had a bunch of gift certificates and 15 are closing in the state-so I was hoping for a sale. I still feel awful for my hypocritical ways. I love going to a bookstores. Smelling the books, browsing for hours (I found out last night that CTA does too!!), but I find all the books are wayyy over priced- at least in comparison to Amazon-hell all the links here are Amazon! So here I am, sad about the closing, annoyed that I'm spending my free money on over-priced books. Either way, I picked up Lolita which was recommended by a very smart friend and within pages I'm already loving the admittedly conversational tone. I also picked up Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead- which the more I think about it, I already own...thanks Mom! And yes, the only reason I got it was because of these awesome t-shirts that make me I feel like I should read and own every title. (If they had this one or this one- I would have bought it!)
While writing this, I drooled over the Penguin 75 list and decided I only want about 30 of them. CTA will have to build me more shelves.
More pictures of the move to come.
Crap, now I'm late for work.