On Tuesday, I helped set up for this sale, which meant I unboxed the books for the Art tables and sorted the Animal books by animal type. Little did I know that those who volunteer on Tuesday get to shop immediately when the book sale is set up. So I didn’t have my checkbook, but I wanted to wait until half-price day anyway. So we did make our way up there yesterday, and we spent less than a hundred dollars, but only because it was half-price day.
As you can see, I picked up mostly records. 36 of them:
- The Harp Wizardry of Emilia Moscitona Emilia Moscvitona
- Michelle Bud Shank
- Show Time Doris Day
- Baja Marimba Band Rides Again Baja Marimba Band
- Rampal Greatest Hits Jean-Pierre Rampal
- Winners! Steve Lawrence
- After Dark Shoji
- Continental Affair The Three Suns
- Twilight Memories The Three Suns
- September in the Rain Dinah Washington
- SRO Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
- Frankie Carle and his Beautiful Dolls Frankie Carle
- Top of the Mark Frankie Carle
- A Carle-Load of Hits Frankie Carle
- Golden Favorites Pete Fountain
- Breezin’ George Benson
- It’s Impossible Perry Como
- Greatest Hits Doris Day
- Double Vision Bob James/David Sanborn
- May You Always The McGuire Sisters
- Here Where There Is Love Dionne Warwick
- Dream Along With Me Perry Como
- The Many Faces of Sammy Davis, Jr.
- Unmistakably Lou Lou Rawls
- What’s New Linda Ronstadt and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra
- Houston Dean Martin
- Christmas Album Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
- I Believe Perry Como
- Breakin’ Away Al Jarreau
- Touch the Sky Smokey Robinson
- Greatest Hits Volume Two Linda Ronstadt
- The Mancini Generation Henry Mancini
- Hot House Flowers Wynton Marsalis
- Changes John Williams
- The Freshman Year The Four Freshmen
- In My Style Jane Morgan
I did buy a couple I already owned because they have better covers; I also bought a couple that I think I might have, but wasn’t sure, so I bought them just in case. I did buy some new to me artists, though, such as Frankie Carle and The Three Suns, so I might have discovered something I really like. What I have re-discovered, or soon will, is that I need to build some record shelving, stat.
I got a couple of Great Courses/The Teaching Company/Modern Scholar courses because this FOL sale priced them down. Instead $30 / $15 on half-price day, these courses were marked like $5 / $2.50, so I bought a couple even though I bought a bunch of them last weekend.
The three I got this weekend include:
- Philosophy as a Guide to Living
- Moral Descision Making
- The World of George Orwell
Please note I did not buy every course I saw, just most of them. This is called “restraint.”
As for books, I got:
- More Book Lust (signed by the author)
- Poems by Gerald Manley Hopkins
- Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog by Dylan Thomas
- Thirteen Stories by Eudora Welty (so hopefully I will learn the difference between her and Willa Cather)
- Ozark Mountain Humor by W.K. McNeil
- Laura Ingalls Wilder, a biography.
- The Shepherd of the Hills; I have a very old printing of this Harold Bell Wright classic (especially near Branson), but they’re not reading copies, and I have not read this book since I was a kid. Wait, I probably already have a copy; I know I have a copy of The Clinch Hollow Story, which was written by the long-running actor who portrayed the Shepherd in the play of the same name.
- The Essays of E.B.White
- The Tao of Peace which I bought because it has “tao” in the title, but no Elvis
- The Riverside Shakespeare which looks to be a slightly larger font/print than the edition that’s been idle on my side table since early this year
- Art books that cover the works of artists Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargeant, and Anders Zorn
- Croutons on a Cow Pie, poems by Baxter Black. I have a couple of his novels around here, but I am pretty sure I’ll get through this thin collection first.
So there we go: With the dangerous book sale season behind us, I’ve not bought more books than I can read in a year. But I should probably jump on them quickly just the same. I am most eager to delve into the art books first as I kinda watch football games, so you can probably expect to see some twee commentary on Cassatt this week.