Sunday Salon: June 10, 2012
As for reading, I’m on a roll! I’ve been reading Oprah’s Bookclub 2.0 selection, Wild, at lunch via the Kindle app on my phone, and my personal reading challenge with my friend in Germany, Les Miserables, every evening.
My Mom is finally out of her reading slump thanks to Richard Paul Evans and his Walk series. She read the second book in the series, Miles to Go, but her library didn’t have the first book, The Walk. She lives in a town in Northeastern Arkansas that is so small they don’t have a used book store so she drove down to a darling used bookstore in Batesville, but they didn’t have the book either.
I didn’t have any luck finding it at my local used bookstore, Iliad, either so I ended up ordering it for her via Amazon. I have Prime so shipping is free and she’ll have it by Tuesday. Oh well, at least we both tried to patronize our local businesses.
Iliad didn’t have any of the Games of Thrones series either, which I’m really eager to read. One of the employees said when copies come in they never make it onto the shelves because it’s in such demand. Fine. Amazon it is then.
I did leave Iliad with two books. I added a hardcover of Pride & Prejudice to my Classics TBR pile and a hardcover of Linotte: The Early Diary of Anais Nin 1914-1920, which I see is $45 from Amazon sellers but I only paid $7.50 at Iliad. Sweet! According to reviews, I see that this is her unedited early diary.
So, all in all a happy bookish week.