Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Books, books, and books!

On the first Saturday of the month I went to the Friends of the Library Bookstore. On the first Saturday of each month, one can "stuff a sack" for $8.00. As many books as you can fit in the large brown paper bag. I managed 17, plus a few for Mr. Rogers that he couldn't fit in his own sack. I got the following:

-Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Book of Etiquette (1958)
-The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
-Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
-Decline and Fall by Gibbon
-Third Girl by Agatha Christie
-And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
-Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
-What Maisie Knew by Henry James
-All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque
-Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Farago
-Hitler's Guard by Weingartner
-Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
-Outland by Foster
-Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
-The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
-A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe
-Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy

I plan on beginning And Then There Were None this Friday! I have wanted to read it for a long time!


van Danne said...

then i am excited for you... because it is fantastic. for maximum effect read at night, in the quiet dark. :-)

fa-so-la-la said...

Oh Laura...you are making me drool. A whole sack. 8 dollars. Wow.

Owl of the Desert said...

Come visit, and I shall take you! During the week, paperbacks are 50 cents, and hardbacks are $1.00. I love that place...

Anonymous said...

You'd never think an etiquette book would be useful, especially one written in the 1950's, but I have used that book so many times it's silly.

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multifarious said...

Hey! I am reading Murder on the Orient Express right now! It's quite chilling!
I am SO happy for you; books make me happy.

nate said...

Two of those are on my 7 favorites list. I could go crazy in a stor like that, almost worth just flying to Alabama for.

Becca said...

And Then There Were None scared the pants off me and I loved it! I read it at night, and Joe Black is quite right when he says to read it at night in the "quiet dark". Oh man, I want to read it again!....I think I have it somewhere..hmmm...

Owl of the Desert said...

My plan is to read it tomorrow night, in my pj's, covered with blankets. Since that probably won't be until 12:00 or so, I guess I'll definitely get the "full effect." Yes!!! I can't wait!

Setiago said...

That is an amazing deal. I like going to Barnes & Noble and Davis Kidd, but they are quite expensive.