books

I'm always in the middle of half a dozen books. I love inexpensive used books (garage sales and library sales are big events for me), and I have a lot of them. The blog has occasional entries about books I'm reading.

Garage Sale Books

Happened by a garage sale today given by a young woman with some tastes fairly similar to mine, apparently. I picked up Rousseau's Confessions, On Liberty by John Stuart Mill, An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth by Bertrand Russell, and Composicion - Proceso y síntesis, textbook and workbook, all for $2.50.

The Kitchen Madonna - just finished

Over the weekend I read a children's book, The Kitchen Madonna.

It was a gift from a friend of my mom's, sent via Mom.

When I was a child, I loved a book called The Diddakoi, by Rumer Godden. It was about a gypsy girl, and I loved reading about her caravan and her love for horses as much as about her finding friendship and a caring family.

Mostly I loved the caravan.

The Kitchen Madonna is another Rumer Godden book.

The World Rushed In, p. 275

I'm always in the middle of half a dozen books. One of the ones I'm reading at the moment is The World Rushed In, which I picked up at a garage sale for a buck.

(Garage sales and library sales have ruined me for regular book-buying. If it costs more than a dollar, I can rarely bring myself to buy it.)

When I picked it up, I thought it was a basic historical account of the Gold Rush. It turns out to be a much more interesting thing: one man's Gold Rush diary, supplemented with excerpts from other Gold Rush diaries.

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