Friday, February 23, 2007

February 23 - SMUS book sale

A charity book sale at the alma mater, my old high school:

Softcovers for a buck each:
  • John Brockman, ed., What We Believe But Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers in Science in the Age of Certainty
  • Holly Morris, ed., A Different Angle: Fly Fishing Stories by Women
  • Bernd Heinrich, Winter World: The Ingenuity of Human Survival
  • Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation
  • Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses
  • Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone, Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore
And hardcovers for two bucks each:
  • Roland Barthes, The Eiffel Tower, and Other Mythologies
  • Roland Barthes, Empire of Signs
  • David Suzuki and Wayne Grady, with art by Robert Bateman, Tree: A Life Story
Nine quality books for twelve bucks. What's not to like?

And clearly, my interests are becoming more pronounced all the time....

Thursday, February 15, 2007

February 15 - more free stuff

Again with the publishers:
  • Behrens & Rosen, Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum (Pearson - brief edition)
  • Scholes, Comley, Klaus & Staines, eds., Elements of Literature (OUP - Canadian edition)
  • Sullivan & Levene, eds., Short Fiction: An Anthology (OUP)
  • Geddes, ed., 20th-Century Poetry & Poetics (OUP - fifth edition)

February 13 - Salvation Army

Browsing while waiting to check out a nearby preschool for my daughter:
  • Murray Bookchin, The Limits of the City ($1.99)
  • Nick Hornby, How to Be Good ($2.99)
  • special edition of West Coast Line on the Woodwards Squat ($2.99)
Plus Aimee Mann's concept CD from Super Ego Records, The Forgotten Arm, for $1.99. Fools! Who gives these things away?!?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

February 2007 - Publishers' reps

Free from publishers so far this semester:
  • Michael Austin, ed., Reading the World: Ideas that Matter
  • Robert Browning, Robert Browning's Poetry (Norton Critical Ed., ed. Loucks and Stauffer)
  • Gary Goshgarian & Kathleen Krueger, Crossfire Argument: A Rhetoric and Reader
  • Glenn et al., The Writer's Harbrace Handbook (first Canadian edition)
  • Bovee & Thill, Business Communication Essentials
  • Ettinger & Perfetto, Business English: Writing in the Workplace
Free books is one of the things I like about teaching at a university, though I feel a bit anxious about the costs to students, and will wind up giving most of these away over the next year or so....