I don’t usually buy many books, so I haven’t had an opportunity to do a “Look at all the exciting new books I bought!” post.
But last week as I was walking in to work, what should I find but a used booksale being set up right in front of me. (Yet another reason to walk to work!) I couldn’t resist stopping to browse while the organizers were continuing to set out books. I picked up a couple of books, bypassing several others that I was tempted by. But then the organizers posted a sign: Any 10 books for $7.00.
The three books on the left, The Bone People, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, and They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky are intended to be for the book-from-every-country project. I’ve already read books for India and Japan, so A Suitable Boy, A Fine Balance, and The Windup Bird Chronicle are just additional books I want to read. The only book in the stack that I’ve already read is The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino. I liked it enough that I decided I wanted to own it and to be able to share it with other people.
Having this stack of books sitting in front of me on my desk all day certainly made it difficult to get my work done!