As you may or may not have gleaned from previous posts (and my blog title), I love buying books. This weekend, our local Half Price Books Outlet was having a 50% off everything sale which was too good to pass up. My husband, Brad, and I went Sunday afternoon to check it out. Here was our haul.
The Bird Artist and The Sparrow were in my Amazon wish list, so picking them up for next to nothing was a total score! I’ve not heard anything about Stephen Fry’s novel (in fact I didn’t know he had written one), but the husband and I are huge fans of his so it was a definite purchase. To be honest, we are massive Anglophiles. We love British television, movies, books, you name it. We are currently watching Jeeves And Wooster on Hulu so we have been seeing Mr. Fry quite a bit lately. Brad had seen it before, but this is my first time. It is very funny! A post for another day is our intense love of British television, especially British mystery shows. So good, so addictive.
For Christmas, I bought Brad a VCR. It was like 1990 in our apartment, and we loved it! He was able to find three VHS tapes worth owning and a DVD copy of The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave. Evelyn is a great giallo (see my The Girl On The Train post for a definition of giallo films and my subsequent declaration of love for them) that we couldn’t pass up even though we owned another copy. We have this thing where sometimes we can’t leave a film or book that we love in the store even if we already own it. It’s like I want to make sure it has a happy home with someone who loves and appreciates it. Does anyone else do that or is it just us? Also, don’t judge us for owning Snake Eyes. I got mad love for some Brian De Palma.
Have you read any of these books or seen these movies? Share your thoughts!