I always forget to show you what bookish things I have purchased and when I sit down to write a blogpost about it, I feel like I forgot half of what I got. So, I hope this post is a full update on all the books and bookish merch I recently added to my collection!
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, fastidious college professor. He also likes little girls. And none more so than Lolita, whom he’ll do anything to possess. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? …Or is he all of these?
I now own three different copies of my all time favourite novel, Lolita. One of them is an annotated edition (with notes on the text in the back) and two of them are “just” the text. I tried reading the annotated edition for my #lolitalightofmyreadalong, but I found the notes to be too distracting. I just wanted to read them all and some of them were about two pages long, so overall it would’ve made my reading experience a little less enjoyable. I do love to get to know even more about Lolita though, so I might just flick through the notes anyway every now and then. The other copy I already owned were also full of notes, but those were my own. I added those (and about 100 sticky notes) while writing all the papers and eventually also my BA thesis on Lolita. To make a long story short: I wanted a new, clean copy of Lolita, so I could read my favourite book without getting distracted too much!
End of Watch by Stephen King
In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.
Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney—the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield’s head that put him on the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill’s heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.
In End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the heart-pounding, supernatural suspense that has been his bestselling trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense. No one does it better than King.
I’ll be reading End of Watch in July, so I can finally start The Outsider in August! CAN’T WAIT!!!!
I also got some more bookmarks …
When I saw these bookmarks on Don’t Dog Ear Bookmarks instagram page, I immediately preordered them! They’re based on two of my favourite Stephen King stories and the close up of Pennywise’s face is especially creepy!