“Children, I said to her. For the first little while, they not exactly human, you don't find?”
Nalo Hopkinson

Monday, September 5, 2011

Book Fetish

Yesterday I went book shopping  Books to me are like shoes are to other woman.  When I am surrounded by books I feel safe and at ease.  Alas reader!  It is time to admit to my all consuming book fetish. You see?  Books have always been alive and magical to me.  If trapped on a desert island I would rather have a person than a book, but it's a very close contest.

These days I am frugal because I am poor, so  most of my  book shopping is at the goodwill or used book stores.  The internet is one of my last resorts because of the shipping charges.  I found:

The Virgin of Flames Chris Albani
Quilting  Lucille Clifton
Another Way to Dance  Martha Southgate
Library of Great Authors Toni Morrison
Harlequin Morris West
Harvard Classics: Folklore and Fable of Grimm, Andersen, and Aesop
Krik? Krak!  Edwidge Danticat
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad  Ann Petry
Cinderella And Other Classic Fairy Tales  Drawings by Arthur Rackham and Color Illustrations by Warwick Goble

I didn't find:

1996  Gloria Naylor
The Warmth Of Other Suns  Isabel Wilkerson
More books by Ann Petry

I am probably going to end up ordering some of those off of Amazon.  Let's hope I return the library copies.:)

After I finished my shopping I stopped for an ice cream cone and just to pick with the young people I turned my music up really loud.  I was listening to the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

That is the last thing they heard as I drove away in a shiny orange truck.

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