Even though I am sitting around waiting for various contractors to do their various jobs around the house, it is hard to not enjoy the day. Beautiful weather, lovely breezes, birds singing their little hearts out. And a quiet minute or two to attend to my blogging life.
A few weeks ago I was in Minnesota for my nephew's high school graduation. While there my sister and I managed to pop into Half Price Books in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul. I probably wouldn't have made my way to this particular bookstore since my normal gravitational pull when I am in the Twin Cities is toward Minneapolis. But my friend Steve happens to work there so I thought I would check it out. And I did manage to find a few things that made browsing quite fun. And although my suitcase was already dangerously heavy I couldn't pass up to opportunity to take a few things home with me.
Please ignore the ugly bedspread. (Comfort Inn near the airport.)
The Provincial Lady in London was my favorite find since it is in the same edition as my copy of The Provincial Lady's Diary.
I have already read and reviewed Fitzgerald's Human Voices, which I liked a lot. A couple of NYRB editions including Clark Clifford's Body by Kenneth Fearing whose The Big Clock I really liked...you get the idea.
I don't know much about the J.B. Priestly book but the cover art and the little illustration on the inside made it hard to pass up.