Sunday, 14 December 2008

Cheap and Cheerful

The carnations that is. Hardbacks are rather more expensive. I went to Waterstone's to buy Home by Marilynne Robinson and it was £16.99 which I thought was rather a lot so I went to Borders and got it for £12.99. I think I'm going to have to cut back on my hardback consumption next year. I've been re-reading Gilead this week in preparation for Home which I'm hoping to start tonight when I've done the ironing and written my Christmas cards and sorted out school uniforms and sports bags! You know how it is.

6 comments:

kristina said...

There's just something so much nicer about holding and reading a hardback! But I agree about the expense, so do limit hardback purchases to just those books I really love and know I'll read again and again. K x

kristina said...

There's just something so much nicer about holding and reading a hardback! But I agree about the expense, so do limit hardback purchases to just those books I really love and know I'll read again and again. K x

_lethe_ said...

That is the Virago edition, I believe? My (American) bookshop had both the Virago and the Farrar, Straus and Giroux one and I bought the latter. Forgot to check if there was a price difference. My edition cost € 27.99! (The jacket says $25 — books are expensive over here and imported books doubly so.) But because of Thanksgiving I received 20% off the price plus a € 5 discount voucher, so musn't grumble.

Nicola said...

lethe, Yes, this is the Virago edition, nice cover, but not as nice as the Gilead paperback. I'd like to read your review of Home

_lethe_ said...

I will definitely let you know what I think about it, but to be honest I haven't even read Gilead yet, so it may take a while.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

keep meaning to read Gilead...

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