Time Reading Program: A Sword in the Stone

Sword in the Store

Cover illustration by Alan E. Cober

This copy of TRP’s The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White arrived in my mailbox just as I was starting to read H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. It seemed serendipitous to say the least, as I did not know prior to ordering it that T. H. White was a character in Macdonald’s story. I thought it was the perfect follow-up and launched straight in… Continue reading

Library Sale Book Loot Cali-style

W-Langdon-Rihn-paintingIt’s been a bit of a slow reading month for me. I’m in a rare “stuck between books” state. I keep picking up books and falling asleep in the first few pages. But there is nothing like a library book sale to perk me up (not that I need anymore unread books on my shelves)!

Last Saturday was a $5 bag sale at our local library in a wee area here in the north SF Bay area, so we decided to check it out. In some ways it beat the pants off the big central library sale we used to attend in our former large city.

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Library Book Sale Loot 2014

My favorite book sale of the year has been going on this weekend at the public library. Somehow my husband only found ONE lousy book on Marx, but I came home with a neat 30 in a rainbow of flavors.  My son split the difference with about 15. I am excited about everything I found–highlights are a hardback printing of Musashi for a mere $2, American Seashells by R. Tucker Abbott, and several other books about things Japanese or by Japanese authors.

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