eloren is a temptress. No really.
Yesterday, as we went to lunch, she casually says to me, “By the way, I think a used bookstore opened up in John’s Creek.” So after lunch, we swung by to see when it was open, and since it was, you know, open right then, we stopped in to have a look.
Used bookstores and me are a volatile combination. Financially, at least.
So what’d I find there?
- Fran Leibowitz – The Fran Leibowitz Reader
(This is an omnibus of her two books of essays — I had one already)
- Isaac Asimov – The Relativity of Wrong
(A collection of science essays)
- Diana Wynne Jones – Deep Secret
(telynor loaned me this one when it was in hardback, and I loved it)
- Alan Dean Foster – The Paths of the Perambulator
(This is book #5 in the Spellsinger series, and the only one I was missing)
- John W. Campbell, ed. – Analog 6
(short story anthology)
- Michael Fedo – The Man From Lake Wobegon
(a biography of Garrison Keillor)
- Terry Pratchett – Witches Abroad
- A.E. Van Vogt – The Book of Van Vogt
- Don Sakers, ed. – Carmen Miranda’s Ghost Is Haunting Space Station 3
(the short story collection inspired by the filksong)
And this was me trying to restrain myself *G*
I’m really happy to have a decent used bookstore that *isn’t* a 45 minute drive away. I hope to give them a lot of business in the near future. 🙂
Have you read any of her other books? She writes wonderful things.
if nothing else, the Tough Guide to Fantasyland!
Dark Lord of Derkholm is pretty wonderful, as is Witch Week, and The Ogre Downstairs, and… well, I like pretty much everything she’s written. Not that all of it is over-the-top-wonderful, but her not-so-good is better than a lot of other people’s best…
Oh yes, I’ve read a few, and everything I’ve read makes me want to read more. 🙂 Unfortunately, I no longer *have* most of those books anymore, so I have to replace them all.
Book by book, the longest shelf
can be filled, can be filled
I turned a whole lot of my friends on to Fran Lebowitz -- sadly, fewer and fewer people seem to have heard of her these days.
Witches Aboard, IIRC, is one of a very small number of PTerry books not currently in print in the US. Treat it with care. 🙂
Amazon has it listed as available, with a publication date of July 2002, so I guess they finally got it back out:
The one I picked up at the used bookstore is the old Roc edition. Of course, i’d love to eventually get them all in UK Hardback editions. But I’m just like that. 🙂
Yay will power? 🙂
[mood: frustrated that Comment usually won’t let me comment]
[music: Talis Kimberley’s “X Libris”]