Sunday, February 18, 2007
I made a quick run to the used bookstore this afternoon, then realized it'd been a month since I'd last documented my recent purchases. So, without further ado, from top to bottom:
The Violent Bear It Away. Flannery O'Connor (Because of a recent NYT article about O'Connor's home)
Three Men in a Boat. Jerome K. Jerome (I've looked for this one in the used bookstore for a couple years now; today there were two copies. Stefanie justed posted about this one.)
The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft. Claire Tomalin (Sandra read this one last year. It was in the "Recent Additions" section of the used bookstore today.)
The Big Rock Candy Mountain. Wallace Stegner (Because I realized I owned the sequel to this one.)
Brideshead Revisited. Evelyn Waugh (Because I should have read it years ago.)
So Long, See You Tomorrow. William Maxwell (A recent discussion book at Readerville.)
The Sacred and Profane Love Machine. Iris Murdoch (Because I love Murdoch.)
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books. J. Peder Zane (Because I love book lists.)
Collected Poems. John Fuller (I read Fuller's Ghosts late last year and really enjoyed it.)
The Human Touch. Michael Frayn (Because I want to have my mind stretched.)
Home Ground. Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney, editors. (Landscape terms defined by the likes of Charles Frazier and Antonya Nelson. How could I resist?)
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