This Week’s Reading

We went to the library’s used book sale today. That’s where the new books for this week came from. I’m quite pleased with my purchases, although my pleasure was slightly dimmed when I saw that the couple ahead of me in line had several of my favorite authors I hadn’t been able to find (small wonder!). (And an aside to those in the area, the book sale continues tomorrow, Saturday, from 10-5:30, and this is the one with the craft show, too. If you go to the craft show, be sure to check out the nylon flowers — it’s hard to believe they aren’t real.)

Besides the books I’m going to read, I found a first edition of Game Management by Aldo Leopold from 1933. I bought it because it looked like an interesting book to own and he was one of the first proponents of sustainability, something I obviously care a lot about.

Well, onto the books I’m actually going to read.

New for this week:
Chicken Soup for the Volunteer’s Soul — sometimes I get frustrated with the results of my volunteer efforts, I thought this might be a good pick-me-up.

The Passing Bells — Phillip Rock — never heard of him, but it’s set in WWI England, which is a time and place I find myself interested in (I might be an Anglophile, do you think? *grin*) and I thought I would try it.

Chesapeake — James A. Michener — never read him, but I like sweeping historical novels so much, I thought perhaps I should try the author often proclaimed as one of the masters of the genre.

Carried over from last week:
The Economist
Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability — David Owen
The Birthday of the World and Other Stories — Ursula K. Le Guin (one of my favorite authors)
The Wish Maker — Ali Sethi

And I’m still working on Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd. But I will finish have finished it this week because it is due back at the library on Friday.

Well, that’s a lot, but the best part about buying books is that you can take a long time to read them. *grin*

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