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Guess what I got for all of two bucks today... XD 
15th-Apr-2006 11:31 am
An entire morning of garage and estate sale hunting on this fine spring morning yielded an antique lamp, table, and picture frames for my mother; vintage toys for my father; and, but of course!, five new books for me.

Here's the haul:
The Wooden Sea by Jonathan Carroll - trade paperback
Rites of Passage by William Golding - hardcover, 1st edition; ripped dustjacket, alas
Smoke and Mirrors by Tanya Huff - hardcover, 1st edition
In the Cut by Susanna Moore - trade paperback; my Korean host mother inflicted the film adaptation on me while in Yeosu
The Nice and the Good by Iris Murdoch - trade paperback

Reading copies all, but for $2, who's complaining!? ^___^
15th-Apr-2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
I totally want to go with you on one of your garage/estate sale trips. My parents don't do cool stuff like that. What general areas do you usually go to for these things?
15th-Apr-2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
Just Somerville and the surrounding towns...we usually end up going east on Route 22. Sometimes we're near your old stomping grounds. ^_^

The books today were purchased in Bridgewater (Smoke and Mirrors) and North Plainfield (the rest).
15th-Apr-2006 05:26 pm (UTC) - the case of Jonathan Carroll
So what do you think of Jonathan Carroll? Everyone raves about him, but the two books of his that I read left me cold.
15th-Apr-2006 05:31 pm (UTC) - Re: the case of Jonathan Carroll
I have no idea. ^^; I've never read any of his books before, but I recognized the name, so I thought, "Why not?" Is he a surrealist? That was the impression I was getting from the synopses of his books.

In fact, except for William Golding, I've never read ANY of the other authors on the list above.
15th-Apr-2006 05:34 pm (UTC) - Re: the case of Jonathan Carroll
The two Carroll books I read were horror. Perhaps he's changed his style? There's no trace of surrealiam in the two I read.
15th-Apr-2006 05:59 pm (UTC) - Re: the case of Jonathan Carroll
*shrugs helplessly* I don't know. The Wooden Sea is listed as fantasy, and its cover art, along with that of White Apples, is definitely channeling Dalí. Not to mention that all the summaries emphasize "strange" and "inexplicable" events.
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