So the other day I was out in the town, and figured I'll hop into my local new-book-store... Just to take a look, right... Oh, who am I kidding. I think all book-a-holics only hop into bookshops in hopes of not coming back out alone, meaning with books.
Well big was my surprise (not!) when I saw that all Penguin Classics softcovers were 50% off. So I figured I'd get a few for my Classics Club challenge list. Let's call the gorgeous fiery red clothbound Penguin one a casualty... ahem.
* Bram Stoker "Dracula" - want, want, want. Could maybe the number coming out of the top hat for the Classics Spin challenge be 4, pretty please? I recall browsing a copy of this book back when I was tiny, but of course I remember near nothing, and it was in Estonian, and whine whine whine. Time for a proper read.
* Charles Dickens "Bleak House" - yes, when I added this one to my Classics Club list, I wasn't aware it's a thousand page book... But it has pictures! And I've been craving for some Dickens for such a long time that I wouldn't even mind if number 6 was picked out of the top hat for the Spin challenge.
* And the casualty, David Herbert Lawrence "Lady Chatterley's Lover" - now I am not a shallow person and under normal circumstances don't give a rabbit's tail for how a book looks like, but this cover I couldn't resist. Red! Phoenix! Also I deserve a nice gift having finished my first classics book for the challenge! Something like that (just as with drinking, one can always find a reason to buy a book). My memories of Lawrence aren't among the best ("Sons and Lovers"), but but but. After having read the first paragraph of this one, I had this huge inner smile growing in me, and now I'm happily about 1/4 done already.