Friday, April 27, 2007

What I Bought and Why!

I have been three times already to the week long book sale at a local mall.

I bought:
  1. Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems-I had the recent pleasure of being with some friends to read poetry. I chose Emily's A Book. Is it no wonder...
  2. Tao Te Ching-A book of Chinese wisdom which I have never owned or read. Now, I own it.
  3. Leonard Cohen: Selected Poems-Someone chose a Leonard Cohen poem to read on Sunday. It is in this collection and was later made into a song.
  4. Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway-The bit on the active voice convinced me that this book was for me.
  5. Scarf Tying and Living with Scarves-The cashier informed me that scarves are back in style. I never knew they went out.
  6. Color Me Beautiful by Carole Jackson x2-I already have my own copy from the 80's but can't help wanting to spread the word.
  7. Color for Men by Carole Jackson-Sometimes my Husband actually lets me pick out his clothes.
  8. The Woman's Comfort Book by Jennifer Louden-Delicious ideas for my next downtime.

Which section would you head for?

24 comments:

McRae's said...

Hi Carol totalyy new to thankful thursday and i must say it couldn't have come at a better time.I would have definatly bought Emily Dickson.Leonard Cohen is so amazing,have you read catch 22 yet?Thankyou for your comment.tanya

Carol said...

Mcrae,
I haven't read Catch 22 but the movie was great!

aurora said...

Biographies! I love biographies, or historical/political analyses.

Bookstores and I are a dangerous combination. I can spend practically an entire day - and paycheck - in one. :)

Carol said...

Aurora,
What is the last biography you read?

Artpuppy said...

Wow, those are a lot of books. :D

aurora said...

The last one would probably be a re-read of George Mueller's life. You should see my bookshelves, Carol. I've got a mini library here.

Pearl said...

Those sound absorbing. I wander the whole store, especially sections I know nothing about (yet) -- business, sports, horror, children's stories.

Carol said...

Me, too, Aurora.

Pearl, What a novel (pun intended) idea!

wandi said...

Hi Carol. I like to read moslty fiction. I love to go to the local Christian book store(where my daughter manages) and get fiction romance. But I have to admit that I do love to read just about anything. Even when I may not understand the content. I love to try figuring out what the author is really trying to say through his/her writings.

Carol said...

Hi Wandi,
I enjoy that too.

Ah, "book lovers."

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I've always loved Emily Dickinson. :)

Kai C. said...

hi little great pumpkin in the world,
i would go to the poetry section & the journals section.

aurora said...

Wandi, can you recommend some good Christian romance fiction?

You know who I love to read? Grace Livingston Hill! Carol, have you ever read her books?

Carol said...

Nope...

Pat Paulk said...

I always head for the poetry section first, then history, especially of pirates!!

Imran said...

Two sections - computers and fitness.

Flaky, I know... no serious reading here but I can't help it. It's just me.

Have a great weekend.

rdl said...

Sounds like fun. I'd wonder the whole store but mostly fiction & poetry. But I asked for Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott for Mother's Day to add to my collection of writing books.

Barbara said...

Your books all sound interesting to me. Lately I have been gravitating to the birding section of the bookstores.

byhisgracealone said...

I stopped over from Andrew's blog and I always head for the poetry section...Emily Dickinson is my fav..along with Robert Frost and Rainer Maria Rilke.....then I almost always wander over to nutrition and cooking. Glad I stopped by tonight.

donna

Pearl said...

Have you seen the book list of the defining books of the century? http://www.bookmarketingsociety.co.uk/decade50books.htm

Jennifer said...

Happy Mother's Day, Carol! :)

Lazy Daisy said...

Wow Carol, that is quite a diverse list. The poetry books didn't surprise me though. I enjoy Mysteries, and Garrison Keilor, and most recently Fanny Flagg books. Happy Reading. We listened to four books recently while driving to Georgia.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

o.k., it's time for you to come back!!!

Carol said...

Okay, J. Andrew!