Day 15, October 8th
I didn’t crawl out of bed until it was almost noon, today. It seems like sleep got a hold of me and wouldn’t relent – not that I’m complaining. Needless to say, it’s been a relaxing day.
I went into the town center and looked around in some shops. Honestly, I should have stayed away from the bookstore. I need to stay away from it for the rest of my time in France; it’s bad for money. Very, very bad.
I left the store with eight books.
They had restocked with some of the Popular Penguin Classics, each priced at a measly 2,56 euros. I got seven classics and one non-classic, namely Stephen King’s Full Dark, No Stars, which was 8,25. As for a list of the classics I bought, here it is:
- Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
- William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and The Tempest
- Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of The Baskervilles
Eight books for roughly 25 bucks. I’m not complaining – I’m ecstatic!
Although it did disappoint me when I found out they didn’t have Dracula. I still need to get around to reading it, but perhaps another time, another place. I’ll get my hands on a copy soon enough.
The Stephen King book is because I’ve wanted to read his works for years now, but never bought a book. Now, I have my first ever Stephen King novel! It’s time to take my first look at the horrifying depths of his tales.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories about Sherlock Holmes are another I’ve wanted to read, Alice is classic memories, Shakespeare speaks for itself, and older stories like Frankenstein and Dracula are ones I’ve been dying to get my hands on. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was more of a random buy; I’ve heard of it, never looked into it, but it sounded interesting after reading the synopsis.
I have reading material I’m dying to dive into soon; I’m extremely happy with my finds and the prices I got them for. But first, it’s time to go play some Final Fantasy IV. I’ve been dying to all day for whatever reason; I’d better kick back and relax with some awesome Final Fantasy music and a great game, then.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll sneak some reading in.
- Life in France: Day 1 + 2 (natashamcneely.wordpress.com)
- Life in France: Day 14 (natashamcneely.wordpress.com)