MOAR BOOKS

Went back to Powell’s today. No surprise there. Before bragging about the books I bagged, I would like to share this quote on the subject of bookbuying:

Vindication!

OK, onward! Here’s what I got today:

  • The Teahouse of the August Moon by Vern Sneider (an old paperback that was on sale and looked charming)
  • My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon edited by P.N. Elrod
  • Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded by John Scalzi
  • The Recently Deflowered Girl: The Right Thing to Say On Every Dubious Occasion by Edward Gorey
  • The Fear Book: Facing Fear Once and For All by Cheri Huber
  • The Gothic Horror and Other Weird Tales by George T. Wetzel, art by Tim Kirk (had to get this, as Mom knows Tim Kirk)
  • Living Aikido by Bruce Klickstein under the Supervision of Morihiro Saito (this out of print book on Aikido has been taunting me the last few times I’ve been to Powell’s — I know it was there last year, and I believe it was there the previous time I was there, too. So, I finally gave in and bought it.)
  • I also bought Gloom: The Game of Inauspicious Incidents & Grave Consequences by Keith Baker, a card game that looks really intriguing. Like, if Edward Gorey had done a card game, it would be this one.

Squee!But the prizes of this trip are two Arkham House first editions: Dagon and In the Mountains of Madness, both by H.P. Lovecraft. They’re in surprisingly good shape, just some damage to their dust jackets. I found them in the Rare Book Room and they were *gasp* actually affordable! After a little halfhearted dithering, my bibliomania got the better of me, and I bought them.

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2 Responses to MOAR BOOKS

  1. Valerie W says:

    If you haven’t already, you should read this book. :)

  2. Tim Van Holder says:

    Love me some Scalzi. Bought most of his limiteds from Subterranean Press (a publisher that gets an increasing chunk of my money). Hate Mail is a fun read.