Books Brought Home March/April 2018
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A trip to the Salvation Army Thrift Store ended up being a book-buying expedition; I bought five books in great condition for $ 4.00 (total).
Heart and Soul and The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens
Dead Heat by William Murray
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
Granta 117: Horror
We went to Vegas for the weekend and I sought out a used bookstore, Amber Unicorn Books. Sci-Fi was 30% off so I got:
More Women of Wonder edited by Pamela Sargent
Gordath Wood by Patrice Sarath
The Food of the Gods by H. G. Wells
The Parasaurians by Robert Wells
And that really was the end of my spring break book spree, but I had 30 minutes before meeting a friend yesterday so I stopped at Half-Price Books and:
Rose Madder by Stephen King
Frida Kahlo Masterpieces of Art by Julian Beecraft
The Time Masters by Wilson Tucker
>12 JulieLill: I'm looking forward to reading it. Sounds just my cup of tea.
I just found a good deal on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, probably since the movie is out, so it's on my pile now!
Arrived this week:
The Essential W. S. Merwin
A Sense of Where You Are: Bill Bradley at Princeton by John McPhee
Coming into the Country by John McPhee
Ordered a series of nonfiction books about Japan/Korea. Some are more academic than I typically read but I'm looking forward to trying them out.
Yoshiaki Yoshimi: Comfort Women
C. Sarah Soh: The Comfort Women: Sexual Violence and Postcolonial Memory in Korea and Japan
Sayo Masuda: Autobiography of a Geisha
Ishikawa Tatsuzo: Soldiers Alive
Todd A. Henry: Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945
In the Shadow of Statues; a White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu (hard cover)
- - The "Statues" of the title are the controversial Confederate statues, some of which have lately been removed. Iʻm a "Yankee",* and an amateur histtorian; so what attracted me in the title was the phrase "confronts History". Also I generally like books by politicians, from whatever region or party. (Iʻm a lifelong Democrat). Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, is a better than average writer. His father, Moon Landrieu was one of the most
important Southern politicians of the 2nd half of the 20th Century.
The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare# (pb, the Folger Edition.)
I tried to read this some years ago -- a library copy-- and didnʻt get very far with it. Iʻll try it again, this time in an owned copy.
Iʻm very interested in the ups and downs of language usage, and one thing that interested me about Henry VIII was that it is said to be the only place in "Shakespeare" where the possessive pronoun "its"** is used.
Sleight of Hand by the late Kate
Wilhelm. R I P.
The average price of these 3 was about $11.oo; of course the hardcover Landrieu made up the bulk of the ca. $33.00 that I paid.
*Well, in the strict sense of the word "Yankee", Iʻm half Yankee and half Irish.
# Or, as my wife, leialoha, would say "by Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford.
** the usual Shakespearian word is "his", making a neuter possessive masculine.
>29 aussieh: I really liked that book when I read it years ago. It does, however, have one of the toughest battle scene depicted in it. Nearly visceral.
I am hooked already, not far in and really enjoying.
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