Friday, August 26, 2011

Kelly's big score ("summertime, and the living is easy" edition)

We were up in Solvang (and the nearby beach areas) this week. I descended upon the town's three bookstores (two used, one new) and through a combination of good-customer discounts, trade-ins of books, and "aaaah, so what" disregard for things budgetary, I came home with:

Outer Dark - Cormac McCarthy

Catching Fire and Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins

Joy in the Morning - P. G. Wodehouse

Hummingbird - LaVyrle Spencer

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - John LeCarre

Brothers - William Goldman

Bright Orange for the Shroud, Cinnamon Skin, and The Empty Copper Sea - John D. MacDonald (only three more books and I'll have the entire Travis McGee series!)

Bellefleur - Joyce Carol Oates (has some of the teeniest typeface I have ever seen in a novel)

Anything for Billy - Larry McMurtry

A Circle of Quiet - Madeline L'Engle

The Exploits of Han Solo (Han Solo's Revenge, Han Solo and the Lost Legacy, Han Solo at Star's End) - Brian Daley (original box set from 1979! I don't know if I'll actually read these, but they were too gloriously cheesy to pass up.)

The rest of the vacation was nice too. Lots of eating, playing at the beach and in the pool, and getting some garden items (bird feeders, cacti).

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