Since I haven’t finished any books to discuss, time for a little navel-gazing.
I have lucked upon the mother lode of books: The Friends of Berkeley Public Library Bookstore.
They have the most fabulous free cart, from which I’ve filched:
Birds of America, Lorrie Moore
On Beauty, Zadie Smith
Proust, the Early Years, George Painter
Wilderness Tips, Margaret Atwood
George Sand, A Biography, Curtis Cate
And this is what I’ve found on their shelf of 3-for-$1 books:
Miss Alcott of Concord, Marjorie Alcott Worthington
9/11 Commission Report
Best Short Stories of The New Yorker (1922-1940)
Alfred Hitchock’s Stories My Mother Never Told Me
I try not to get too greedy, selecting books I really want to read or ones that are out-of-print or hard to come by. I plan on returning as many of the free books as I can, once I’ve read them. Otherwise, my apartment floors will start sagging under the weight!
My wish for all you readers out there is that you find your own mother lode nearby!