Yay, new books! Last Sunday I bought A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, the sequel to A Game of Thrones. I'm planning on catching up on my reading this week by reading a lot of books, then reading A Clash of Kings next week. On Thursday I bought As You Like It by William Shakespeare. I'm going to see the play at the Globe in September, and I wanted to read the play before I go. I own the works, but I just wanted a little paperback to bring with me when I go to summer camp. On Friday I volunteered at my library's book shop and bought two books for .50 each: The Complete Poems of John Keats and A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. My friend really liked A Million Little Pieces, and someone recommended it to me on my blog. To be honest, I'm sort of regretting buying it, but it didn't cost very much.
As usual, I have a pretty random selection from the library. Gone by Michael Grant is a book about a world in which everyone wakes up one day to find all the adults gone. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin will be my first of her books, although I'm not quite sure if this is the right place to start. I already own City of Illusions, Planet of Exile and Rocannon's World, which, as I understand it, take place in the same universe. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen looks interesting: it's a retelling of Sleeping Beauty set in the Holocaust. A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce is a retelling of The Miller's Daughter story. Last is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I read this ages ago, but the details are a little hazy. I do remember it being very good, though.
What was in your mailbox this week?