Monday, October 17, 2005


I'm really going to have to commit to a book a week! I picked up the following 22 books at the Friends of the Library Sale for about $40.

  • Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Political Issues, McKenna and Feingold
  • The Choice: How Clinton Won, Bob Woodward
  • Talking it Through: Puzzles of American Democracy, Robert Bennett
  • Public Education, Democracy and the Common Good, ed. Donovan Walling
  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Means of Ascent, Robert Caro
  • Sketches From A Life, George F Kennan,
  • Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton, David Gergen
  • All Politics Is Local, tip O'Neill
  • The Vantage Point, Lyndon B Johnson
  • Heavens on Earth: Utopian communities in America 1680-1880, Mark Holloway
  • The House on Beartown Road, A Memoir of Learning and Forgetting, Elizabeth Cohen


  • The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen
  • The Liar, Stephen Fry
  • China Court, Rumer Godden
  • The Well of Loneliness, Radclyffe Hall
  • Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson
  • The Secret Book of Grazia dei Rossi, Jacqueline Park
  • The Country Girls Trilogy and epilogue, Edna O'Brien
  • The Reader, Bernhard Schlink
  • The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing, Melissa Bank
  • Isle of Woman and Shame of Man, Piers Anthony

Add to these the uncounted things already lined up, waiting, on the shelf and the ten upcoming bookclub selections.

If you're near Ithaca, don't miss the last weekend of the Booksale. You'll be amazed how many good books are left and priced at .25 or .10. And Monday, a grocery bag full for $1.00! Finally, Tuesday books are free for teachers, homeschoolers and not-for-profit organization. The Booksale is truly one of Tompkins County's greatest institutions. More than 300,000 books in what seems like a lending library with no due date.

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