Welcome to Weekly Small Talk, an original feature where I talk about anything related to books or popular culture. This week it's time for another book haul. But not just any book haul. My school library is having a major book purge, getting rid of the so called "expired" books, and as soon as I saw this abomination take place, I could not just walk by. I mean, what kind of a person would I be if I let a perfectly good copy of Fahrenheit 451 be thrown out and recycled into wrapping paper, just because nobody wants to loan it?
Never in my life have I brought home this many used books. Ten books, to be specific. I also took an old biochemistry text book, but I'm stashing it in my locker (it's very heavy). So, without further ado, here are the books that I have "rescued" from the great purge:
Tusen och en Natt (Arabian Nights)
No Longer at Ease, by Chinua Achebe
Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (now I have four copies of this book in four different languages)
Don Quijote, by Miguel de Cervantes
The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer
Timmarna (The Hours), by Michael Cunningham
The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling
Spirits of the Dead: Tales and Poems, by Edgar Allan Poe
Högläsaren (The Reader), by Bernard Schlink
In other news, I have just finished the final book in the Witch Eyes series, so we can all look forward to that review.