Mellen (absentmammoth) wrote,
Mellen
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On the other page...

I did manage to have a fun time, however, at the illustrious Book Barn today. Sifting through just the outer rings of this swirling cloud of book-y goodness, I managed to get the following:

Fiesta(The Sun Also Rises) by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway makes my day!

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Apparently, I was very lucky to have found a copy, being that it's on several local school's summer reading lists.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners both by James Joyce. The boys both have copies of Finnegan's Wake already, so I let that one go.

The Fitzgerald Reader by F. Scott Fitzgerald, edited by Arthur Mizener. I'd borrowed this book from my junior year English teacher, and it's a fantastic collection of short stories and selections from various novels. This one is going next to my copy of The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night.

Taoist Tales. Tao for a dollar. You really just can't go wrong there.

And, last but certainly not least, The Teaching of Buddha. This is actually the book you find in the hotel rooms in Japan--bilingual, no less--and I'd regretted not taking a copy while I was there. Whatever qualms I had about stealing it from Japan were non-existent when I saw it here for just $4.

A nice set of seven books for just a little under $18. I'd say that wasn't bad at all. Next time, however, if I actually get into the ACTUAL store...I may not get off so easily.

What shall I read tonight...we'll just have to wait and see.
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