book dump || BookSale Spelunking v.03 + From Kael’s Bookshelves

La-dee-dah. Have completely thrown off my reading schedule with these beauties. First picture, from a BookSale—never knew that there was one right beside the hospital. Imagine my glee, imagine my Waaaah at realizing I could’ve found a place to traipse to when it all got to be too much. There’s still the future. Anyway:

  1. The Interpretation of Dreams, by Sigmund Freud. Why not?
  2. Toot & Puddle, by Holly Hobbie. Whatever book of the Toot & Puddle series is auto-buy for my boyfriend and I. We like cute pigs who live in Woodcock Forest.
  3. Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction, by Charles Baxter. I love how Baxter talks about fiction, its essence, the reading of it, the craft. I squealed when I found this book in the depths of the store.
  4. Sudden Rain, by Maritta Wolff. I have no idea who she was, but the blurb was intriguing—this was a manuscript found in the author’s fridge long after she’d died. A 1970s Little Children, it was called.

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And. From a few days ago—the following’s from the newly installed bookshelves of my friend Kael—the big fat tome at the bottom and the skinny red one on top are journals. I figured I’d get started on Calvino and Chabon—authors I have never read before, but am quite willing to sample.

  1. Love Letters of Great Men, edited by Ursula Doyle.
  2. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler, by Italo Calvino.
  3. I Have the Right to Destroy Myself, by Young-Ha Kim.
  4. Mendocino and Other Stories, by Anne Packer.
  5. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon.

Oy, reading. One of the few things that gives me true bliss.

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6 comments

  1. Sasha- I don’t know how you do it!
    -Jakon

    1. Hi, Jakon. Do what? Overwhelm my life with way too many books? Poor bookshelves, sagging with the weight.

  2. toynbeeconvector · · Reply

    Sassshaaaa! let’s date naman when school isn’t so crazy anymore. All this reading and having no one to talk to about ze books is making me lonely.

    yay for your book buys! just got my xeroxed copy of Calvino today and yihee, it may be your cup of tea so start start! :)

    1. Too. Many. Books. On. My. Bookshelves. Haha, yes, date–but school is killing me, eek. But yes–date! :]

  3. Ah, I’m curious to see how you get on with If On A Winter’s Night… I’ve not read it yet – started reading it, but then I lost my copy, and haven’t bothered buying it again.

    I have Kavalier & Clay on my shelf as well, and will hopefully read it soon.

    1. I read the first paragraphs somewhere online and got curious. :] Hopefully it will pay off. [And I’m sorry to hear you lost a book, but I suppose it says something that you didn’t bother to buy a new copy?]

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