Paperback Perils: Book Haul


I did not finish a book over the weekend, that is partly because I have spent way to much time exploring the shelves at used bookstores – my favorite kind. This book haul is from Recycled Books in Denton, Texas. A wonderful store that you should get lost in the first chance you get. Earlier this year my boyfriend and I went to a book signing and reading there by Grady Hendricks and it was the funniest thing we have been to in a long while.

Beyond the Farthest Star

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs


I have read several of Burroughs books, some Tarzan and some John Carter of Mars and I really enjoyed them. I believe that Beyond the Farthest Star was one of his last books and I am looking forward to reading it.  

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Translated by: J.R.R. Tolkien


I love Tolkien and have all the Lord of the Rings along with his translation of Beowulf and a few other odd pieces but I didn’t have this book. It’s not on the top of my reading list but I will get to it. I really enjoy Tolkien’s interpretation of stories that he translated.

Smoke and Mirrors

By: Neil Gaiman


Neil Gaiman is probably one of my favorite authors but his work is an acquired taste. It took me a while to get into his work and now I can’t stop reading it. This book is one of the first short story collections that he published and one of the few of his books that I haven’t read. I believe this one will be as enchanting and disturbing as his other work.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

By: Jules Verne


Verne is an author that I know of but whose work I have never read any of; not Journey to the Center of the Earth or Around the World in 80 Days and certainly not 20,000 Leagues. Whether I have read him or not I know that his work has influenced the world of science fiction. As a lover of science fiction and fantasy I decided that I need to take a dive into Verne’s world.

I’d love to know what you think of my selections or if you have read any of these books. Let me know what you are reading this week. Have a great Monday.



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