21 April 2022

Books from the Library Book Sale

The Spring Library Book Sale was a month late because they had a venue-scheduling problem. I joined the line of regulars at 8:50 a.m. so I was there when the doors opened. Didn't find any CSI novels, but, besides finding pretty much new books for a couple of gifts, and an amusing-looking one for James, my list was thus:

book icon  The Alps, Stephen O'Shea (off my Amazon wishlist)

book icon  Friends for the Journey, Madeleine L'Engle & Luci Shaw (a L'Engle book I did not have!)

book icon  Merry Hall, Beverley Nichols (it's a gardening book, but it's supposed to be funny)

book icon  Flight Path, Hannah Palmer (about the neighborhoods that used to be there before they built Hartsfield-Jackson Airport)

book icon  London the Biography, Peter Ackroyd (his books are always fun)

book icon  Confederates in the Attic, Tony Horwitz (another attempt of Horwitz to understand the appeal of the "Old South")

book icon  Beaks, Bones & Bird Songs, Roger J. Lederer (well, it's about birds)

book icon  Pacific, Simon Winchester (I have Atlantic and Land)

book icon  Awake in the Dark, Roger Ebert (movie reviews, actor profiles and more)

book icon  The Fifty-Year Mission; The First 25 Years, Edward Gross & Mark A. Altman (Star Trek by those who made it)

book icon  The First Human,  Ann Gibbons (anthropological book, of course)

book icon  The Secret Language of Color, Joann Eckstut & Arielle Eckstut (like The Elements, only about color and how it relates to science and nature and culture)

book icon  When Wanderers Cease to Roam, Vivian Swift (because of the lettering on the spine, I thought this was a book Susan Branch illustrated; instead this is a book about a woman who has traveled extensively but did a journal of her one year at home on Long Island Sound—she's a watercolorist, which is why it looked like Susan Branch)

book icon  Manhattan Mayhem, ed. Mary Higgins Clark (mystery stories set in NYC)

book icon  The Seasons of America Past and Diary of an Early American Boy (Noah Blake 1805), Eric Sloane (I have been wanting these, but Sloane's books are now fiendishly expensive, and these are brand new)

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