Monday, May 17, 2010
Anyhoo, the only upside to this is that we have unearthed a few treasures! The other day my husband found a box of books which has been missing since the last move almost two years ago!!!! When I hadn't found them since the last move in 2008 I started a list of the titles I couldn't find -- about 14 books. Actual number of books in the box: forty-four. Yikes!!! Thirty books I had completely forgotten about. How embarassing.
In my defense, only about half of the books are unread. Some of them are definitely going to the Friends of the Library book sale (which is actually where I got several of them in the first place!) Here are some highlights of my newly found loot:
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Conner
John Adams by David McCullough
The Barnum Museum by Steven Millhauser
The Cook and the Gardener by Amanda Hesser
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
Lamb by Christopher Moore
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
Snow by Orhan Pahmuk
Still missing: The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith. Of course, my library does not own a copy. Maybe it will turn up if I finally unpack every single box. Riiiiiight.
And sadly, moving means I am losing about 35 linear feet of built-in bookshelves! Tragic! I guess I'll just have to stop buying books and purchase bookshelves instead.
So which book should I read first? (After I unpack, of course.)