Thursday, August 30, 2007

Books and more books

The local used bookstore had one of their big bag sales this past weekend. I picked up some great books, all I could stuff in a bag for $4. Some of my more interesting finds include:

  • the memoirs of Julian Hawthorne, son of my favorite author, Nathaniel Hawthorne. I can't wait to dig into this one and see Hawthorne's life through his son's eyes.
  • Suzanne Somers' Eat Great, Lose Weight, which I picked up mostly for the recipes. It looks like her plan (published in 1997) is virtually identical to South Beach, which didn't come out until 2003. I guess people didn't take her as seriously because, hey, she's Suzanne Somers.
  • I also found a great book on London, published in 1976. I like it because it has all the wonderful historical sites I remember from my time there (I was there in 1991), with nary a trace of the dreadful London Eye. Am I the only one who thinks a giant ferris wheel on the bank of the Thames is just horrific?
  • A book on Spain published in 1992, so it's going to be very similar to what I saw in 1988. I can use it as a reference when I'm working on my novel from my first NaNo.

Not to mention a bunch of kids' fiction for the boys to enjoy, like Super Diaper Baby, by the same author who brought us Captain Underpants. Totally silly, but fun. And of course, some classic fiction for use in school. I even picked up a first grade math workbook from the FREE table - so there's next year's curriculum for the 5 year old!

((Sigh)) - I heart book sales.


  1. Captain Underpants? I don't recall that!

  2. I have to say though, that the view of London is pretty cool from the London eye! And it does look pretty when it's all lit up :-)