Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday Purchases

Well, this is just plain crazy but we do it every year. The library here (and a flea market) sells
used books for next to nothing. So we always end up buying some. This year:

THE LAST KISS, K.O, Dahl
SWEET TOOTH, Ian McEwan
A MOST WANTED MAN, John LeCarre
COVER OF SNOW, Jenny Milchman
EDGAR G. ULMER: A FILMMAKER AT THE MARGINS, Noah Isenberg
UGLIES, Scott Westerfield
A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING, Ruth Ozeki
THE MUSE ASYLUM, David Czuchlewski
THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, Robert Galbraith (Rowling)
THE GIVER, Lois Lowry
ALONE IN BERLIN, Hans Fallada
NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON, Pascal Mercier
WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE, Maria Semple
THE BURGESS BOYS, Elizabeth Strout

I am forbidden to go to the library again. (By myself, not Phil)

Now the mailing cost!! 

15 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

ahh, the glory that is books.

Anonymous said...

Hey, you can never have too many books, right? (Don't answer that, Phil.)

In any case, if you've already read the books (The Giver) there is no law that you have to take it home with you.

That Ulmer books does sound good and I always like Westerfeld.

Jeff M.

PS - The Weather Channel showed a low of ZERO in Detroit.

George said...

Nice haul! Those zero temperatures are headed for Buffalo tomorrow. The really Smart People I know have left the Frigid North for Florida and California.

Bill Crider said...

That's not really a lot of books.

Charlieopera said...

Let's make a deal, Patti ... I want to read Alone in Berlin ... gimme a book you want to read (or a Bills T-shirt I bought for you when you were coming to NY 2 years ago ...:)

Jerry House said...

As Bill said, not a lot of books, but a good start!

pattinase (abbott) said...

I will send along Alone in Berlin after we read it.

And I want that Bills teeshirt.

David Cranmer said...

You should go again... and, well, you know my mailing address.

pattinase (abbott) said...

You cannot imagine how many books are sitting there. Thousands on thousands. And I think it's from all the vacationers who don't want to haul them home.

Charlieopera said...

You got it.

Ron Scheer said...

Must be the tourists. A friend who retired here from Chicago believes Californians don't read books.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Is this place on YouTube, Patti? Perhaps, I can watch and drool.

Margot Kinberg said...

I think you got some great ones, Patti! Nice finds

Todd Mason said...

Apropos of little but the opportunity to note: the first two venues to publish Ian McEwan in the US, with "Homemade" (1972) and "Solid Geometry" (1975-Feb issue on newsstands at the end of '74).

NEW AMERICAN REVIEW and FANTASTIC.

(Which, of course, both get a fair amount of love on my blog.)

You are providing books multiple homes, and helping a library. (The airline also likes you, if you pay extra.)

pattinase (abbott) said...

Just mailed them from the U.S. Post Office.