I made a very quick stop at the library yesterday to make some copies and pick up a DVD for my mom so I stayed far away from the new books bookshelves and the magazines, but I couldn’t pass up the “sale” room. This little area has all kinds of books that the library is selling usually for $1 for a hardcover and .50 cents for a paperback.
What did I find? I walked away with only one book but I think it was a super find. For .50 cents I got The Penguin Book of International Women’s Stories. Short stories and some in translation. In the 33 short stories included in this book are writings by Anita Desai, Nadine Gordimer, Tatyana Tolstaya, Banana Yoshimoto and many others. I think I’m set for the Short Story reading challenge!
Of course today wouldn’t you know it, I get an email notification from the library telling me I have two books on hold and ready for pick-up. I’ll go later this week and I think I’ll have to check out the little sales room again to see if there are any hidden treasures.