Saturday, May 27, 2006

May 27, 2006 - Island Montessori

Rebbecca Ray, Newfoundland ($3.00, for 1008 pages!)
Three children's books: Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore; Tubby and the Lantern; and About the Farm (three for $2.00)

Island Montessori Preschool had a school fair today, and there was a book stand: one table of advance review copies, and one of kids' books. If I'd had more cash, I'd have bought the new Anosh Irani, and one on architect Jane Jacobs (Urban Visionary) that isn't released until next week. Just as well, I suppose.

Oh, and Newfoundland begins with "She found the deaf girl smashing bottles on a garden path." Not at the top of my list, what with the time needed for over a thousand pages of novel, but a good start.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

May 24, 2006 - UVic bookstore

Michael Adams, American Backlash: The Untold Story of Social Change in the United States ($2.99)
John Ralston Saul, Alain Dubuc and Georges Erasmus (ed. Rudyard Griffiths), The LaFontaine-Baldwin Lectures, Vol. One: A Dialogue on Democracy In Canada ($1.99)

Stupid ongoing Hurt Penguins sale....

Thursday, May 18, 2006

May 18, 2006 - Bay Centre Coles

Brian Fawcett, Virtual Clearcut: How Things Are in My Hometown ($4.99, remaindered -- but with an autograph!)
Neal Stephenson, The Confusion: Volume 2 of The Baroque Cycle ($9.99, remaindered)

Fawcett is a guilty pleasure for me. His writing is fairly predictable, but he's basically me plus thirty years. Oh, and with the reputation for more potential crankiness, more publicly, than I've managed. He's from Prince George, a different BC town than my own which nonetheless shares many elements, and he moved to The City for a literary education but remains concerned about Places Other Than The City.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

May 16, 2006 - UVic bookstore

Thomas Beller, How To Be a Man: Scenes from a Protracted Boyhood ($2.99)
Michael Dirda, An Open Book: Chapters from a Reader's Life ($1.99)
Judy Gelman & Vicky Levy Krupp, The Book Club Cookbook ($1.99)
Paul Hemphill, Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams ($1.99)

Couldn't resist the Hurt Penguins sale.