June 08, 2005

Acquisitions (and Advertisements)

Things have been going very well since I started working at the shelter's shop. It's very quiet, and I generally just bum around, fixing up the few things that need fixing up, and browsing through the humble book collection.

Speaking of book collection, mine has grown a little since summer started. As I mentioned previously, I've read Moby Dick, and I decided to read Origin of Species, which I'm about halfway through now. I got those books at a Waldenbooks "Buy 4, get the 5th free" sale. So, for $35, I bought five relatively massive books: the two already mentioned, The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe, 50 Contemporary Short Stories, and The Greatest Essays of Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy. Yesterday, at the resale shop, I payed $1.08 (total) for Literature of the Americas, Selected Stories of Bret Harte, and Stephen King's Different Seasons, which includes the novellas Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, The Body (the basis for the motion picture Stand by Me), and The Breathing Method. There are several other books that I'd like to get, and some I might buy for some friends (anybody want The Miracle of Seed-Faith?).

In other news, my family and I are leaving for Colorado around 2 A.M. tomorrow morning, and won't be back until about the same time Monday. So I'll have a good reason not to post for the next few days.

If you or someone you know would like any of the following books, contact me
by next Thursday. Chances are I won't even ask you to pay me back...

(In no particular order. The linked pages are not necessarily representative of the actual books. The real ones are much cheaper, generally beat up, and quite a bit older.)

  • A Grammar of the English Language. For all those that need some more for-fun reading.
  • Numerous books on how to write.
  • The 1982 Physicians Desk Reference. Somebody might want it.
  • Textbooks of all levels (elementary through college) and all subjects (math, geography, civics, business).
  • Introduction to Electronic Computers. Quite dated, but may be good if you want to learn old Fortran (before the '77 standard) or COBOL.
  • U-571.
  • Some Rogue Warrior books. I'm looking at Barbour and Sharpton on these.
  • Out on a Limb, by Shirley MacLaine, and
  • War and Remembrance.
  • The Boston Strangler.
  • The Copeland Killings. For those who like serial killers and cases about said killers.

Posted by Gallagher at June 8, 2005 10:38 AM