It is not safe to turn me lose in Barnes & Noble without a plan; therefore, I thought about the books that had received rave reviews by other bloggers, and I went hunting. If only I remembered who you are, then I would have been able to give credit.
For example, someone mentioned that a posthumously published version of Beowulf, by J.R.R. Tolkien, was available. I found a copy!
Over the last few months alone, I have read numerous worthy reviews about Middlemarch, by George Eliot. A chunkster.
A friend of mine suggested that I read The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins, while I also read a post somewhere about it, too. Another chunkster.
And I had to get a better copy of Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, which I hope to read this year. I think I am really going to connect with this book. Of course, Jillian has been telling me to read this for a few years (since I joined The Classics Club).
Also, I just read someone's enthusiastic review about East of Eden, by Steinbeck. I have always been curious about this one.
In addition, at my local library's used bookstore, I found lovely copies of numerous classics that I would have bought, if I did not already own them. (I hate when that happens.) But I did find this: Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Again, I know I saw this somewhere in a blog post, and I made a mental note to get a copy somehow, somewhere!
And thanks, Mom (I think), for contributing to my habit.