So I got a pretty cool livingsocial deal the other day... I paid $10 for $20 worth of books at a local bookstore. Not a bad deal at all. Plus they were having a short story/ poetry reading the night I got the coupon - so it all worked out beautifully.
These are the three books that I chose (I actually got four, but I gave the other one [a Kurt Vonnegut novel] to my fellow Literary Dork Friend for driving both of us down there):
Beloved by Toni Morrison:
I've heard a lot of great things about this book - as a horror story, an American Slavery story, etc. But I've also heard a lot of BAD reviews about it too. People think it's too heavy handed with its message, plot wasn't liked, yadda yadda... but I will definitely have to make my own decisions on this one. Looking forward to reading it.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver:
Again, I've heard mixed reviews on this one - but, it was a part of Oprah's Book Club so it HAS to be good *insert sarcastic smile*. I actually don't even really know what its about - Africa, missionary family. That's all I know (and I'm always scared to look at reviews in case they give away something big, so for now, Africa + Missionary family is going to have to suit me).
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood:
I actually wanted to read this one first, before I ever started @1book140 on Twitter, but I'm glad I'm getting a chance to read The Blind Assassin - not sure I would have just picked it up on my own (esp. if it turned out I didn't like The Handmaid's Tale). I've heard good things about this one though, so I am looking forward to reading it.
All of them were actually on my list of Books To Read Before I Die, so I really feel like I did a superb job on this impromptu shopping trip.
On to reading!