Today my friend Benjy–that is Benjamin Flowers, who just published a fantastic new book on the politics of skyscrapers in New York–and I went to Books for America and I came home with 21 books. Average cost, $2.33 a book. And all the proceeds go to charity. Yay!
Anyway, the hubby and I are going to be out of town for about a week so I won’t be able to post for awhile. So I thought I would leave you with some photos to gaze at while I am away.
Murdoch – Bruno’s Dream
Piercy – Gone to Soldiers
Woolf – Night and Day
Hemingway – The Sun Also Rises (read it)
Orwell – Burmese Days
Trollope – The Belton Estate
P. Fitzgerald – The Bookshop (read it, need to read it again)
Mulisch – The Procedure
H. James – The Ivory Tower
Collins – No Name
Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea
Laurence – The Diviners
M. Spark – Reality and Dreams
Wescott – The Pilgrim Hawk
Trollope – Harry Heathcote of Gangoil
Pym – Excellent Women
Edith Wharton Abroad
Drabble – The Waterfall
E. Carey – Observatory Mansions (read it, loved it)
P. Lively – Oleander Jacaranda
R. West – The Return of the Soldier
Have you read any of these? What am I in for?
Hey, couldn't find your non-work email address on here, but I just wanted to wish you and John a bon voyage! :) will miss you while you are gone!
That's an awesome haul! Most impressive.
Happy travels to you both.
I could gaze at book stacks all day long. Out of your pile I've read The Old Man and the Sea and the The Sun Also Rises… both great.
I may have read Old Man and the Sea, 20 years ago or so. But, since I don't have a spreadsheet of the books I've read, the only way to find out is to start reading it again…
I like the look of Edith Wharton Abroad. Good haul!
Wow I love your Hemingway covers! I've only read The Old Man and the Sea out of your stack.. it's a touching story.