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3.22.2010

Lucky us--this weekend was the Sunriver library's book sale! We all lugged full tote bags back to our house in the rain, curious as to how we'll fit them all in our car that was packed to the brim on our drive over...

- Two paperback copies of D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love (I haven't read the prequel, The Rainbow yet, but I loved the cover art of both copies--one a penguin classic, the other a Compass Books edition).

- A 1960s Dell Laurel edition of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I already own a copy, but the deep purple cover art, plus the subtitle 'The Most Haunting Love Story in the English Language' was too good to pass up.

- A hardcover copy of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet.

- Two copies of Debbie: My Life by Debbie Reynolds with David Patrick Columbia, one paperback, one hardcover. That way I can have a lending copy, or one to give away/sell.

- A hardcover copy of Alexander Dumas' Camille.

- A hardcover copy of Dancing in the Light by Shirley MacLaine. I'm hoping it's more about her career than anything else, but I'm sure I'll get some batshit philosophy as well!

- A book of poems by Horace Gregory. A sample from 'Advice':

'And when they let you out
you'll be quiet, you won't try
to take a drink of lysol for they might
get you again. Until you die
you'll keep yourself a secret,
talking to yourself in the streets,
fighting God on Broadway.
I know how God works,' I told her,
'when you fight his laws.'
I saw what was going to happen

and it always does.


- Frankly, Scarlett, I Do Give A Damn!: A Parody, Classic Romances Retold by Beverly West and Nancy Peske (my mom picked out this one for me)

- Evita - First Lady: A Biography of Eva Peron by John Barnes

- A novelization of the 1985 movie Ladyhawke. (With 8 pages of movie photos!)

- A copy (my second) of The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp, PLUS
- A Family on Wheels: Further Adventures of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp with Ruth T. Murdoch. Both copies were published by Image Books, a Catholic publisher, and I love the review from America on the back of The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Excerpt: "...making [Maria] the shining example of Catholic womanhood and motherhood that she is..."

- Julie Andrews: A Life on Stage and Screen by Robert Windler

- A small paperback copy of A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle. Yes, I already own two copies, but not this specific one!

- Redwall by Brian Jacques

- An awesome hardcover copy of All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- The World to Come by Dara Horn (a YA novel surrounding the life and paintings of Marc Chagall)

- The Hemingway Reader, with two full novels and lots of excerpts


All these books plus a tote bag only cost me $5! Thank you, Sunriver library!

Also, my parents bought me a book for my birthday called You Couldn't Ignore Me if You Tried, which is one of the best book titles I've heard in a long time. (And it's about John Hughes movies!)

1 comment:

Allie said...

Wow! What a deal!