So on Friday on my way home from work I decided to drop into the largest independent bookshop in Dublin. I was looking for a copy of The Country Girls by Enda O’Brian and they have a huge second hand section where I thought I might find a copy. They didn’t but they had lots of other books. The end result was a book buying binge of the kind I haven’t done in a while.
My purchases included:
Bleak House by Charles Dickens (the nice penguin clothbound version which matches some other classics I have)
Love and Friendship by Jane Austen (also a penguin clothbound version, completing my Austen set)
Moon over Soho (which I’ve already read but didn’t have a physical copy of) and Whispers Under Ground (the next in the series) by Ben Aaronovitch
The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien (a classic of Irish literature which a number of people I know loved)
When I got home, since my initial quest was unsuccessful, I proceeded to order a copy of The Country Girls from a second hand seller, and while I was at it got The Poor Mouth by Flann O’Brien (it was the same seller so I was saving on postage, how could I turn that up).
Needless to say I shall be on a book buying diet for a while until my bank account recovers and to read pile (mountain) is back under control.
How about you? Bought anything good recently.