Lookey Lookey I Got A Bookey

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!


  1. The handmaids tale is literally one of the beat things I've ever read, I hope you enjoy it! I really loved the poisonwood bible too, Oprah or no Oprah!

  2. I'm really looking forward to it- I probably won't read it right off the bat though, since I am in the middle of The Blind Assassin by Ms. Atwood. Now that I own it though, it's going to get read for sure.
    I always make fun of Oprah's Book Club - and I have no idea why. It's not even like she has chosen bad books, it's just something I do. I'm hoping that Poisonwood is good though - but like I said, I've heard a lot of mixed reviews.