I didn't need any new books, especially after last week, but since Half Price Books was have a 20% off Memorial Day Weekend Sale I knew I'd end up going and buying more books.
The Wild Things, Dave Eggers: Eggers stuff is pretty great and this one sounds unlike anything of his that I've read. It's based on Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are.
The Shipping News, E. Anne Proulx: I've been on a Pulitzer kick lately and since I've never read any Proulx I'm thinking this will be a good place to start. The synopsis tells me it's a "vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary American family".
13, rue Therese, Elena Mauli Shapiro: I love finding new releases at Half Price Books because, well, I hate paying full price for a hardcover. I've read god things about Shapiro's debut.
The Brooklyn Follies, Paul Auster: Auster is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. We'll see if that's still the case after Brooklyn Follies. (I'm hoping it is.)
Total: $23.59, which is less than the price of one brand-new hardcover (money in the baaank!)
So there it is. I feel like I'm pretty well stocked for the next few months and I'm going to see if I can make it 60 days without buying any more books. Unless of course, there is another sale. They are just too hard to pass up.