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Book Sale, Spring 2009

Filed under: — Jaime @ 11:39 pm

This year’s booksale did not result in as many books as I snagged for myself last year, but I’m pleased with the booty I looted from the library for a mere $2. The newest additions to the Gull Reef Library:

Dear Austin: Letters From the Underground Railroad, Elvira Woodruff. It appears to be a children’s book about some kids who venture to free a family member from the evils of slavery.

War, Peace, and All That Jazz, Joy Hakim. Another juvenile book. A school text covering U.S. History from the end of WWI to the end of WWII. It says it is #9, obviously in a series.

The Cricket in Times Square, George Selden. I’m not sure why I picked up three kids books this year. This one was because it was ‘the book’ that all my friends read and raved about when we were kids, and I just never got around to it. So 25 years later, here I am.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Rebecca Wells. I only grabbed it because I recognized the name from some movie ads a few years back. However, from the reviews I’ve read, this may actually appeal to me. Of course, I don’t see this as one of the types of books Mike and I will ever discuss at any length.

The Shining, Stephen King. Yes, a modern classic I’ve never read. Seen the movie a million times and chills me just the same each viewing. The book’s got to be better. It was written in the hey-day of King, you know, before he got all weird with that Dark Tower trilogy and went down the drain.

On The Edge: A History of Poor Black Children and Their American Dreams, Carl Husemoller Nightingale. A non-fiction account of post WWII poor black kids in the Philly area. I’ve not read about it, but I anticipate it to be gut wrenching. I may need a whole new box of tissue for this one.

You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down, Alice Walker. Hell yeah, a collection of Alice Walker stories about feminine power? Sorry gents, I must indulge. Hear me roar and yadayada.

Talking Back: …to Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels, Andrea Mitchell. Ok, you regulars, especially to America’s Debate Radio know I am a sucker for MSNBC as far as cable news goes. All cable news is teh suck and this station is the least suck. Yet – I tend to think Andrea Mitchell is one of the least qualified to be on the air. She may be able to snag killer interviews because of her marriage connections, and I’m hoping this book is written better than her sorry on-air abilities. In fact, I’m quite sure it will be. She seems incredibly smart, she’s just not made for tv.

Bias, Bernard Goldberg. Score! Not because I’m one who pretends to be oppressed by the ‘liberal media’ but because this was a huge best seller only a few years back. Ok, I just checked the copyright date, it’s been a bit more than a few years. Time sure does fly when you’re experiencing so much hope and change.

Mike scored a hell of a lot more books than me, some of which I will definitely sink my eyes into. Maybe I’ll get to his list, too (since I don’t see him having any interest in doing so). I do want to note that he grabbed up Boortz/Linder’s The Fair Tax book, which I will certainly read. I’ve been meaning to for years.

$2 for all that?!? I heart the Live Oak Public Library!

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