I went to the Save the Children Booksale last night, and went a leetle bit crazy. I came home with 22 books, for $50. Sweeet…
They are, in no particular order:
- Emma, by Jane Austen – I haven’t read this one yet, it was next on my list.
- Brave New World, by Aldrous Huxley – This was always next to 1984 on the bookshelf at home, so I always group the two together. We have two copies of 1984, but didn’t have this. This was the only book I was specifically looking for at the book sale, and I had to go through almost every box in the ‘classics’ section before I found it.
- Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card – I read this for English in year 8, and was quite shocked by the ending. It was particularly annoying because I’d quite liked it up to that point. I deliberately avoided it and its sequels after that, but lately I’ve thought I should give it another go (now that I’m a bit older and less easily shocked :p).
- Diaspora, by Greg Egan – this book seriously messed with my head (as did all the other Greg Egan books that I’ve read :p)
- Creative Clothing Construction, by Allyne Bane (1966) – this has all the details of how to actually do the stuff that patterns tell you to do – just what I need.
- Teach Yourself Dressmaking, by Isabel Horner (1959) – this one has a bit of the basic stuff too, and also how to do some fancier things
- Polgara the Sorceress, Castle of Wizardry (book 4 of the Belgariad), and the entire Mallorean, all by David Eddings – all I need now is book 5 of the Belgariad, and the Tamuli series, and Redemption of Althalus, and I’ll have the whole lot!
- The Getting of Wisdom, by Henry Handel Richardson – because I vaguely remember being interested in reading it, and hey, it was only $2.. :p
- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn – for similar reasons, except this one was 50c.
- Time Enough for Love, by Robert Heinlein – ditto.
- The Silmarillion, by JRR Tolkien – because I’ll never read it under a library’s time limit! This is a book that takes serious time and effort to read. My previous attempt didn’t get far.
- Anne of Green Gables, by LM Montgomery – to start my collection of the series, and because although you can read them all online, it’s nicer to have a printed book, especially if it’s an old-style hard cover one.
- Coming of Age in Samoa and Culture and Commitment by Margaret Mead – for my little anthropology collection. I haven’t heard of the second one before and don’really know what it’s about, but omg! 50c books!!!! :p
- The Naked Ape, by Desmond Morris – I read this as a teenager & thought it was really cool. I’ve since read The Descent of Woman, by Elaine Morgan, and decided that I like her ideas better, but The Naked Ape is still one I wanted for my human evolution collection.
- The Making of Mankind, by Richard Leakey – also for my human evolution collection.
Now all I need is some more bookshelves! I will take a picture of the pile and try to figure out a way to post it…