Hello, my name is Kim...and I'm a book addict. (I would say I'm a bookaholic but I don't actually partake of bookahol. Hee! Hee!) My husband has been working out of our home for almost a year building up a new company. We're doing a little better financially now but things have been pretty tight for a while. I've tried to cut back on a lot of things and I've been moderately successful but one thing that I haven't been able to control is my book addiction. I find my car automatically driving to the DI (Deseret Industries-a local thrift store) and I end up inside scouring the shelves for books. I don't need them, I haven't even read many of them but I can't seem to help myself. When I went yesterday I found some real treasures that I'm excited about and I need to commit myself to reading them soon.
My favorite find is Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza. It is in pristine condition. Rarely do I find books that look this good at the DI. I listened to this book on cds last year and I'm so glad to own it now.
I also found copies of Anna Karenina, Tess of the D'urbervilles, Great Expectations, and Jane Eyre. I'm always glad to find good copies of classics. I'm also excited about The Maugham Reader that I found. It's a collection of books, stories and plays by W. Somerset Maugham. I've been wanting to read The Painted Veil ever since I read Shelley's review last year. I almost forgot Davita's Harp by Chaim Potok. That one is another must read after last month's reading of My Name is Asher Lev.
I know I probably need to stop buying books and after such a successful trip maybe I can hold myself back for a while. We shall see.