Monday, February 22, 2010

So Very Exciting

I cleared about 9 or 10 books off of our bookshelf yesterday, upon which I took them to a 2nd-hand bookstore. I received about $19 worth of credit. Is this as exciting to you as it was to me (I mean, if it was YOUR credit in YOUR bookstore--I don't expect you to be that excited for me)? $19 to spend however I wanted in a gigantic bookstore. I can still smell the books. Unfortunately, I could not find my desired St. Augustine's City of God, but I ended up leaving with two very handsome books. Both matte finished softcovers that looked like brand new:

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond


  1. dude tolstoy yes!! i want to read him soon after Dostoyevsky. Stick with the Russian lit. theme for a while. and yes again for the matted soft covers thats the best way to have a book.

  2. Yeah. I tried reading Crime and Punishment several years ago and petered out about 100 pages in. Hate it when I do that. So I'm giving Tolstoy a shot and am excited to start. Matted soft covers are great. I hate it when they get a little grease on them or something and then appear shiny in one spot. I'm pretty anal, I know.

  3. dude im the same way i just try to hide it or Im afraid I'll get made fun of. You're a blogging machine lately! and since you're not on facebook anymore, I'll tell you this way: We're coming to visit you! I'll call you soon with details. But were going down memorial day week end of may.

  4. Woop! Woop! I'll be looking forward to your phone call and I'm pretty stoked!
    Yeah, blogging more frequently for sure. It forces me to think, rather than Facebook which seemed to force me to waste time. Is it really that productive to creep around other people's profiles? I figured if I wanted to know what's going on with them, I should probably actually talk to them and have a conversation and stuff. Hmm. Radical, I know.

  5. change the status quo and anything can be radical i guess.