Monday, April 27, 2009

Books, books, books! after work, I went to the mall to go to the Hallmark store so I can buy some Mother's Day cards for my mom and my sister. I should have gone straight home...but instead I took a detour to Borders Bookstore...just to check out some books. Big mistake.
Borders was having a "buy four and get the fifth book for free" sale. O, Dios mio. Well, being a card carrying bookaholic I am...of course, I did get five books. But I didn't get just one book for free...but two because I had a free $5 coupon for being a member! Sweet!

Here were the books that I bought:

1. The Help by Kathyrn Stockett
I have wanted this book from the get-go! The book is about three women living in the 1960's South. It's similar in The Secret Life of the Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and since I loved that book, I got The Help.

2. The Diplomat's Wife by Pam Jenoff
Y'all know about my WWII obsession right? Well, this was why I bought this book. It's part romance and part war novel. It should be good.

3. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It's a mystery classic featuring Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. Watson. This was my free $5.00 book. Heehee.

4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Platt
The first time I saw this on the shelf, I just grabbed it and never looked back.

5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Finally! I got his first novel. Yay!

I can't wait to read these books. I hope I will not be disappointed although I think they all got pretty good reviews.


  1. Hi
    I sent an email but just in case,YOU WON!!! the copy of Mortal Danger by Ann Rule.I just need to know if I can mention your blog in the winner post and thank you for taking part in the competition.Also need your mailing details.

  2. Thanks, Yvette! I sent you an email.

  3. "buy four and get the fifth book for free sale"

    It used to be buy two and get the third free. What next? Buy ten and get the eleventh free?

  4. It still is Buy Two and get One Free Sale at Barnes and Noble. Borders sometimes have Buy Four and Get One free sale for ANY books...whether it's a bargain book at $5.00 or a hardcover for $24.00 unlike Barnes and Noble which select only certain books. Frankly, I think the sales are good for authors.