This weekend is the annual AAUW used book sale here in our town. I had pledged, most virtously, to stay away from the sale, seeing as to how I'm rapidly running out of shelf space and I really don't need to spend any money with Christmas coming up. But then.....but then......
But then my mother called me and said that she wanted to give me a little present: $20 to spend at the book sale! Yeehaw! I thanked her, but I told her that it was kinda like giving crack to an addict.
So this morning found me over at St. Stephens United Methodist Church poking around the tables. And here's my take. All for a mere $12.35.
These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
Captain from Castile by Samuel Shellabarger
Lord Vanity by Samuel Shellabarger
So Little Time by John P. Marquand
Women and Thomas Harrow by John P. Marquand
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
The World, the Flesh and Father Smith by Bruce Marshall (cute story attached to this one)
All in the Family by Edwin O'Connor (we read his The Edge of Sadness in book club)
The Battle of the Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden
my naughty secret and one I'll pass on as soon as I dash through it:
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
Not bad, huh?
The Bruce Marshall book is one that I have never heard of. But a friend from church was also at the sale, and he came up and spoke to me. Then he handed me a book. "Here, you need to read this one." I told him that I didn't want to take "a find" away from him. "Nope. I've given away many copies of this book. This time I'm smart--I'm giving it to you before I buy it!" Tricky, that.