Since moving into a smaller house a couple years ago I’ve been trying not to buy too many new (non e-book) books, but I failed at that this week…It’s book sale week at the local library! Saturday I picked up this nice selection:
(The ones where you can’t see titles are Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann and The Holy Roman Empire by James Bryce). I managed to fit them all on various shelves, but then today I went back with my family and the librarians (who really like us) gave us the $1 per box price a day early and we ended up with this for $2:
(mine are: The Jason Bourne trilogy by Ludlum, Foucault’s Pendulum by Eco, Berlin Game by Deighton, Under the Volcano by Lowry, A Small Town in Germany by LeCarré, 12 Years a Slave by Northup, The Spanish Civil War by Thomas, Billy Bathgate by Doctorow, The Way of Shadow by Weeks, The Quiet American by Greene, The Buried Giant by Ishiguro, The Iron Marshal by L’Amour, and three volumes of short stories from The New Yorker). I guess it’s time to try to cram in another bookshelf somewhere! Which would you read first?