Of course we took a trip to Powell's, so I wanted to give you a little rundown on the winners :)
|[right before succumbing to a basket]|
\\ Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I read both of these this summer and blogged about them here. I had borrowed a friend's copies, but, after reading, really wanted my own set to mark up, reference, and loan out. Checkity-check.
\\ First Meetings by Orson Scott Card. A set of short, origin stories in the Enderverse - including the original 1977 "Ender's Game" short story - was just too much to pass up.
\\ Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. I'd been wanting to read this book since I saw the trailer for this adaptation 2 years ago. Since then, every visit to Powell's has included me at least considering this book. On Saturday, I finally caved. Can't wait to read it :)
\\ [not pictured] The Everlasting Man and The Ball and the Cross by GK Chesterton. Because Chesterton. The first is theology; the latter, a novel. I've heard good things of both and Chesterton is good for the mind in so many ways!
\\ a few gifts for people that may or may not have been featured here.
It was a fabulous visit to Powell's and, while searching for different GKC works (he's in fiction, mystery, theology, mysticism, and literary criticism :), I struck up a conversation with a Powell's employee about how great Chesterton was, how exciting Pope Francis is, etc. [as you do]. She wrote out all the different stacks for me to check and then, before letting me loose to hunt for Chesterton, gave me a 10% off coupon. Score!
Love love love Powell's :)