Thursday, December 18, 2008

Booking Treats

Thursdays are fun thanks to Deb at:

What is the best book you ever bought for yourself?

Given I majored in English, I bought a lot of books in college, though most of them were by male authors. When I bought Kate Chopin's The Awakening for my American Lit. class, I thought I had died and gone to heaven; finally, a novel by a woman I could relate to. Immediately, I checked out both volumes of her short stories from the University Library and wrote a paper which I would later give to my mother for Christmas. (It may be the best Christmas present I've ever given too!) Find more here:

And, why? What made it the best? What made it so special?

Kate Chopin explored edges of her life and of being a woman at the turn of the century that spoke to this young college student in 1983! It's one of the only books I did not re-sell at the campus bookstore (along with the huge volume of Shakespeare's Complete Works that I've schlepped around all these years.)


  1. Oh Lord, how could you possibly choose the best book you ever bought? I'll have to think long and hard about that one.

  2. Just wanted to "bump fists" with you on the Harry Potter thing!

  3. Back atchya, NoBS! Thanks for leaving your comment!

  4. I read The Awakening fairly recently. I loved it.

    Here are my BTT posts:

    Booking through treat

    Booking through generosity


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