I forgot to mention what I bought at Half Price Books over the weekend didn’t I? I got The Strange Files of Fremont Jones by Dianne Day. I’m sort of on a Victorian age binge so this seems to fit the bill. My other lucky find was Loose Woman by Sandra Cisneros. I do so love her writing.
I also wanted to mention two catalogs I’m addicted to that offer a varied selection of bargain books. For all my booklover friends out there, I hope this will make your day.
The first one is the Edward R. Hamilton Bargain Books catalog. This catalog has everything from art & architecture to self-help and social science books. You can check out their inventory on-line or sign up to receive their catalog by mail.
The other catalog is the Daedalus Books & Music Catalog. I love their eclectic selection and can always find a gem. They also have a catalog you can receive via mail.
When you are old and gray and full of sleep
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
Excerpt from When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats. Yeats was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1865. His writing at the turn of the century drew extensively from sources in Irish mythology and folklore. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1923.