The “I seriously overdid it at the library booksale” edition.

Like, seriously seriously overdid it.  Two trips: first night “friends only sale” yielded in a lot of Faulkner.  The Monday bag-day sale comprised of a lot of writing reference books.

Also, a Goodreads group I’m in chose the books for the May group read, so some of those were added (checked out as e-books from the library).


  • Characters, Emotion, & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress (impression forthcoming)
  • The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela (impression forthcoming)
  • Villette by Charlotte Bronte (impression forthcoming)

Currently Reading:

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
  • House of Earth by Woody Guthrie
  • The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • Four Great Plays: Ghosts/The Wild Duck/An Enemy of the People/A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
  • Academic Librarianship by Camila A. Alire & G. Edward Evans

Currently On Hold:

  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Added to my TBR Pile:

  • How to Read Novels Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (nook)
  • Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman (nook)
  • Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World by Alec Ryrie (digital advanced reader’s copy)
  • The Age of Perpetual Light by Josh Weil (digital advanced reader’s copy)
  • Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century (2nd edition) by Kay Ann Cassell & Uma Hiremath (library book sale find)
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (library book sale find)
  • The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty (library book sale find)
  • Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson  (library book sale find)
  • The Elements of Style (4th edition) by Strunk & White (library book sale find)
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (library book sale find)
  • Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner (library book sale find)
  • Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner (library book sale find)
  • The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (library book sale find)
  • Sanctuary by William Faulkner (library book sale find)
  • The Hamlet by William Faulkner (library book sale find)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald (library ebook loan)
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (library ebook loan)
  • Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol (library ebook loan)
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (library ebook loan)
  • The Killing Ground by Mary Lee Settle  (library book sale find)
  • Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction by James B. Stewart  (library book sale find)
  • Handbook for Proofreading by Laura Killen Anderson  (library book sale find)
  • Shyness: A Bold New Approach by Bernardo J. Carducci (library book sale find)
  • On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser  (library book sale find)
  • 100 Words Every World Lover Should Know by American Heritage Dictionary  (library book sale find)
  • 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses by American Heritage Dictionary  (library book sale find)
  • Starting From Scratch by Rita Mae Brown (library book sale find)
  • The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts (nook)
  • The Anxiety Toolkit by Alice Boyes (nook)
  • Writing Well by Donald Hall (library book sale find)
  • Write Now! by Elizabeth Irvin Ross (library book sale find)
  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown (library book sale find)
  • Rhetorical Grammar by Martha J. Kolin (library book sale find)
  • The Writer’s Digest Guide to Good Writing by Thomas Clark  (library book sale find)
  • The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing by Jane C. Geever (library book sale find)
  • A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by H. W. Fowler (library book sale find)
  • Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford (digital advanced reader’s copy)
  • The Locals by Jonathan Dee (digital advanced reader’s copy)
  • The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve by Stephen Greenblatt  (digital advanced reader’s copy)
  • Technical Communication by Paul V. Anderson (library book sale find)
  • How to Write for the World of Workby Thomas E. Pearsall (library book sale find)
  • Hunger by Knut Hamsun  (library book sale find)
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association  (library book sale find)
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers by Joseph Gibaldi  (library book sale find)
  • Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb (library book sale find)
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (library book sale find)
  • In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason  (library book sale find)
  • East of the Mountains by David Guterson (library book sale find)
  • The Other by David Guterson  (library book sale find)
  • Raintree County by Ross Lockidge, Jr. (library book sale find)
  • Merry Men by Carolyn Chute (library book sale find)
  • Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris (library book sale find)