Good Book Hunting, Saturday, July 30, 2022: ABC Books

Wow, has it only been a week since I was last at ABC Books? Oh, but what a week. Perhaps I will go into that later. But after a martial arts class and a shower, I turned my vehicle north again to ABC Books through some badly needed pouring rain to go to another book signing.

I picked up a few things.

In addition to the book signed by the author, I pretty much cleared the rest of her martial arts section out again.

I got:

  • A Three Letter Name by Annie Lisenby, the signing author. She billed it as a “survival romance” which to me sounds like a Hunger Games-influenced work.
  • Small-Circle Ju Jitsu by Wally Jay. I might have mentioned that my martial arts school has a Brazilian Ju Jitsu program, but that I don’t participate because I do not come from a hugging family. But I’ll read about it sometime.
  • Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction by A. Westbrook and O. Ratti.
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Karate by Randall G. Hassell and Edmond Otis. We will see about that.
  • Karate-Dō Nyūmon by Gichin Funakoshi. It’s a master introductory text translated from the Japanese. We will see how it compares to the 1980s books.
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Glass Engraving by Seymour Isenberg. I have an set of engraving bits for my rotary tool, and I mean to pick this up again if I ever clean my workbench in the garage off again. Perhaps this autumn.

So this leaves three books in the martial arts section: Another Aikido book, another Tai Chi Walking book, and Raw Combat. Hopefully, they will get more in as I have already begun to read the ones I got last week, and we will get to that by and by.

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