Sunday, October 25, 2009

Friends of the Library Book Sale:

This is the first year I've gone to the Friend's of the Library book sale (off North Main St behind the Junior League thrift store) and I'm pretty pissed at myself for it because it's like heaven for book lovers. I can't believe I only have one more to attend in the spring and then I'll never get to go again. Anyway, I picked up a good number of books that I'm pretty excited about reading. I don't care that this has nothing to do with fashion because I get asked about books constantly. So here's what I got:

This is a beautiful old copy of The Stranger. I really love old copies of books. This one and the Vonnegut book are actually from The Humane Society thrift store in Ocala, which I got for 40 cents each. Yeaaah

Pictured from right to left:
  • Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut (never even heard of it but Vonnegut kills)
  • The Fuck-Up by Arthur Nersesian (obv it's gonna be good)
  • The Average American Male: A Novel by Chad Kultgen (super raunchy as you could imagine by the title)
  • Vox by Nicholson Baker
  • Sold As Is by Kal Rosenberg
  • Filth by Irvine Welsh (think Trainspotting...don't read if you want an easy read)
  • The Pornographer's Poem by Michael Turner
  • Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel (one of those books I just feel like I have to read to understand popular literature)
  • Microserfs by Douglas Coupland (I've also read JPod by Coupland, which was great. He writes about techy geeks when PCs first became popular in the early 90s)
  • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
I bought so many (and want to go back to buy more) because they were each $2 and under. Kind of a big deal considering most books are about $13 each. So if you haven't gone, GO. Or wait until Wednesday when everything is a dime and you can go buck wild.

Let me know if you're reading anything interesting these days or would like other recs.



Z said...

Dang girl, I saw that Welsh book but couldnt quite remember if it was the Trainspotting author or not. Either way I might try my hand at it when you get through it although if its still in that dialect it might be nearly impossible!

Leah and Flavia said...

Yeah i'll let you know how it is. It doesn't look as difficult to read as Trainspotting.

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