So the whole family and I had fifteen minutes to spare before my son’s basketball game last night, so we stopped by Hooked on Books since it’s basically across the street from the school (which explains how I come to kill so much time there before picking up my children).
I hit all the dollar carts and rooms and came away with eight titles:
- Ebony Brass by Jesse J. Johnson, an autobiography of Negro frustration and aspiration (so the title page says).
- Yester Yore: Historical Diaries and Journals by Ozarks Technical Community College Students. It looks to be a collection of vignettes from diaries.
- Dinner with Friends, a play by Donald Margulies, the author of one of my favorite modern plays, Sight Unseen.
- Tales from Michigan State Basketball by Gregory Kelser with Steve Grinczel. It fit the theme for the evening.
- The Time-Crunched Cyclist by Chris Carmichal and Jim Rutberg. This is more for my beautiful wife, who wants to return to her cycling ways but is often overwhelmed with work.
- Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand In The Age of Obama by Bill O’Reilly. I’ve enjoyed his books (see Who’s Looking Out For You? enough to spend a buck on one of the ones that doesn’t have “Killing” in the title.
- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. My wife informed me that we each already have a copy of this book, so this one might be a copy for gifting. Or one of the existing ones, if they’re new.
- Funny Ladies by Stephen M. Silverman, a picture book/brief bio of women comediennes.
All that for eight bucks.
Now, where to put them?