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Hope had a used bookstore she wanted to check out this morning, so… 
10th-Jun-2006 03:00 pm
Hope had a used bookstore she wanted to check out this morning, so we went. Holy heck, it was nice. Clean, well lit, organized, and with lots of counter help - things I don't always expect out of used bookstores. I was good, since I don't need to be spending too much money on book right now, but got two Ken Follet books for ten cents each, a copy of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch, since mine got lost in one of the moves, and a paperback copy of Quicksilver ($3! for a book that went new for $16! I can't beat that on Amazon Marketplace, since book shipping there is $3.49. This way, I can give the library their copy back, and if it takes me six months to get through it, then it's no big deal.) It wasn't Reader's Corner, but it was very nice. We'll be going back.

I finally got my copy of the actual book for the book club this month from the library, so maybe I'll get that read this century and be able to contribute intelligently to a discussion of it. Next month's book is in the stack for the trip, so I'll actually be done on time for once.

I've been wibbling on books to take on the trip. The stack keeps growing, which isn't very practical. Since we've decided to check bags (I hate hate hate checking luggage, but we need sheets and stuffs for the trip back, and we didn't get on the ball about shipping a box out to ourselves) I'm going to have more space in my bookbag, and I keep (unsuccessfully) telling myself that I shouldn't fill it up with books. I always over pack books on trips, out of fear that I'm going to end up with nothing to read, but I'm trying not to this time. There are book stores in Seattle, after all...
10th-Jun-2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
You only think you got a deal on Quicksilver, but you haven't taken into account the hidden costs associated with trying to read it. ;)
10th-Jun-2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing I'll learn more history than I ever wanted to know by the end of it.
10th-Jun-2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
Edward McKay is cool. We recently discovered that there's one not too far from here. I also got "The Sims" for PS2 there. :)

How is Ivan? I should read that one. I love the Russians.
10th-Jun-2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
I love Ivan. I took a Russian lit class (two, actually) once upon a time, and it was one of the few I really, really loved. It was a quick read, too.
10th-Jun-2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
Maybe someday I will get to take Russian lit. I've always been overburdened with Brit Lit and American Lit requirements (both in undergrad and grad) with no room for something cool like that--one of my pet peeves.

I read "Crime and Punishment" on my own and loved it.
10th-Jun-2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
Just how many books do you read in a week?
11th-Jun-2006 12:32 am (UTC)
I dunno about Joycie, these days, but I go through about six to eight per week, more if I'm going on vacation or car trips.
11th-Jun-2006 02:54 am (UTC)
Lately, not so many. I've been off my feed, reading wise, and spending too much time with the great electronic babysitter. But on vacation, when I don't have net access and I'm stuck on planes and such, I'll go through more.
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