Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Concordia book fair

Concordia University held a used book fair yesterday and today. I went not expecting much, but came away laden down with books. They had a lot of fine stuff which I already had too, including John Myers Myers' Silverlock and a collection of the first three novels by John Crowley.

So what I bought:

Iain M. Banks / Inversion
Iain M. Banks / Look to Windward
John Barth / The Tidewater Tales
Christopher Brooke / The Twelfth Century Renaissance
R.H.C. Davis / The Normans and their Myth
Philip K. Dick / Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said
Eleanor Shipley Duckett / Carolingian Portraits
Linda Haldeman / The Lastborn of Elvinwood
Tanith Lee / Black Unicorn
Tanith Lee / Days of Grass
Madelaine L'Engle / Walkng on Water
Iris Murdoch / The Nice and the Good
Ignazio Silone / Fontamara
Judith Tarr / Ars Magica
Lynn White, Jr. / Medieval Technology and Social Change
Austin Tappan Wright / Islandia
Douglas Young / Edinburgh in the Age of Sir Walter Scott
Three Greek Romances (Daphnis and Chloe, An Ephesian Tale, The Hunters of Euboea) trans. Moses Hadas

Eighteen books, plus two more bought as gifts; twenty books for twenty dollars. Not bad.

September 2010 Reading Summary

So in September I read eleven books, one of them a library book. I added eleven to the apartment, leaving me down one. That's now ninety-two books read, twenty-three fewer about the place.

But the McGill book fair's coming up this month ...