Good Book Hunting: April 28, 2020: The ABC Books Order

I placed this order last week early in the week, so I’d hoped it would come last week, but it’s here today. The stay-at-home order for Missouri will end on Monday, May 4, so I’ll stop ordering books online and return to my regularly scheduled trips to the north side. Which will be a bit of a boon, but also I will lose the sense of Christmas I get when unboxing things that I’ve forgotten I ordered.

Last week, apparently I went through the drama and film section again:

I got:

  • Science Fiction’s Greatest Monsters by Daniel Cohen. Closer inspection of the actual item indicates that this is actually a children’s book. Which means I will jump on it quickly to pad my annual numbers which are getting hamstrung by the omnibus collection of Agatha Christie that I’m working through.
  • Education of a Working Man by Louis L’Amour, a memoir by the western author.
  • General Principles of Play Direction by Gilmor Brown and Alice Garwood, an ex-library textbook-looking book published by Samuel French, which was a publisher of plays to perform.
  • The Way of the Seal by Mark Divine with Allyson Edelhertz Machate. To compare and contrast with the Marcinko books, although I must note I do not have his nonfiction leadership book.
  • A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee, a play.
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral by Richard Curtis. I saw this film when it was newly on video. Yes, it was chosen by my girlfriend at the time.
  • Signs and Portents by Jane Killick. An episode guide to the first season of Babylon 5. I don’t think I’ve seen a whole episode of it.
  • Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson. A musing on how Breakfast at Tiffany’s made the modern woman. I can’t wait to see if it says that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I saw this film once back in the day as well, as it was also chosen by my girlfriend at the time (the time we watched it, not the time that it came out. I ain’t that eld.).
  • Born Standing Up by Steve Martin. A biography. I see this one has a sticker still on the back, so I’ll have to be sure to read this one at church in case Mrs. E. is watching.
  • The Cabin by David Mamet. Almost a memoir.
  • The Annotated Monal Lisa by Carol Strickland, PhD. A crash course in art history with some comparisons, but not a pop-up video sort of annotations overlaying great works of art.

The stack of unread ABC Books on the floor is not as tall as I am, so there’s no problem yet. Now that I’m in between novels in the Agatha Christie omnibus, so perhaps I can knock some of these shorter books out.

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