Saturday, I did a martial arts confirmation test and foolishly went to ABC Books and then the Library Center before eating lunch, which left me ravenous for an hour while traveling. ABC Books had four members of Sleuth’s Ink, a local writing group, in to sign books, and Dean Curtis was at the library signing copies of his book The Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri. So I made the trip and picked up a couple of things.
It was definitely a dangerous trip, as the Sleuth Ink authors had many titles each. So I ended up, for the most part, only buying first books in each series.
Here’s what I got:
- Chasing Caterpillars: The Life and Times of Maria Sybilla Merian and Jim the Wonder Dog by Nancy Dailey.
- The High Streaks Murder, Finding Lizzy Smith, and Tattered Wings by Susan Keene.
- A Lone Wolf and The Fugitive’s Trail by J.C. Fields.
- Writer’s Advice Dictionary by Kathleen Garnsey. This author specializes in futuristic romances, but had this spiral bound book available.
- Raw Combat: The Underground World of Mixed Martial Arts by Jim Genia.
- Chi Walking: The Five Mindful Steps for Lifelong Health and Energy by Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer. Yes, these were the last two books in the martial arts section. I told Ms. E. that I would have to buy the books on bullfighting next as they were next to the empty martial arts section.
- Mysticism’s Quest for God by Edward Scribner Ames. It’s a chapter from a larger work called Religion and likely a reprint for textbooking purposes.
- Maxfield Parrish, a monograph of work from an artist I had not heard of.
- Two copies of The Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri by Dean Curtis, one for me and one for my aunt in Wisconsin who likes horses.
It turned out to be a fairly expensive Saturday.
After enumerating the books, I’ve put them into the stacks of Nogglestead, and it will likely be some time before I see them again. Or perhaps I will read them next because they’re on top. One never knows.