February 23rd, 2017

Thrift Store Book Haul



"The Proud Highway: Saga Of A Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955-1967 THE FEAR AND LOATHING LETTERS, VOLUME ONE by Hunter S. Thompson

"Ransom" a novel by Jay McInerney

"Leave It To Me" a novel by Bharati Mukherjee

"The Dream Songs" poetry by John Berryman [The only complete one-volume edition of 77 Dream Songs [Pulitzer Prize] and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest [National Book Award]]

"Black Elk Speaks" biography by John G. Neihardt (The Legendary "Book Of Visions" Of An American Indian)

"Alibis: Essays On Elsewhere" by Adre Aciman

"The Prague Cemetery" a novel by Umberto Eco

"The Hermit in the Garden: From Imperial Rome to Ornamental Gnome" by Gordon Campbell

"Love Thy Neighbor: A Story Of War" memoir by Peter Maass

"Drink: A Social History Of America" by Andrew Barr

"When Will There Be Good News?" a novel by Kate Atkinson

"Sacrifice" Crime Fiction by Andrew Vachss

"The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton And The Victorian World" biography by Dane Kennedy
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

a faith that by the grace of the Holy Spirit is securely lodged in the inner core of his heart

It is in the death flow 9:32 AM Thursday morning. Next week Thursday my wife comes home after being gone for a couple of weeks. It will be good to see her once again since we never know when death will strike. This morning I felt odd pain in my right side so it could be the end for me. When you get my age you never sure if you will make it through another day.

I got up this morning around 6:15 AM. I got up made a pot of coffee and a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and then I read some more of the book, "The Christian's Only Comfort In Life And Death" An Exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism" Volume 1 by Theodorus VanderGroe.

Besides reading VanderGroe I have messed with our main computer, fed the birds and wandered my cell. Outside it is cold and gray this morning. It is suppose to snow tomorrow here by Lake Michigan.

Last night I read and went to bed early. Well there is not much else to report this morning. As I type these words I can feel myself falling asleep. I should go for a brisk walk someplace, but not in the mood to leave the house.

Last night I made a video for my BookTube channel and read from a book titled, "The Proud Highway: Saga Of A Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955-1967" THE FEAR AND LOATHING LETTERS, VOLUME ONE by Hunter S. Thompson.

Yesterday Carol called around 4 o'clock PM our time. All is going well there in Phoenix Arizona. Baby Jack is doing fine. Everybody is doing fine. Beth and Andy are getting their home ready to be sold and then they hope to move to Denver Colorado late Spring 2017. Andy has been transferred to his engineering firm's Denver office. Andy is a dam engineer.

I suppose I will close to drift. There is nothing more.

"[22] And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
[23] At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
[24] Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
[25] Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
[26] And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
[27] And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate." Daniel 9:22-27
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

the mystery of capitalism

It is in the Plan of God for the present cosmos 2:31 PM here in West Michigan. I sure there is no actual Time in the Eternal Now. I did not plan to write again today, but I went out this afternoon to get some food items and had to stop at local thrift stores to search for used books while I was out and about. I can not go by a thrift store and not stop and see if they have any interesting books to ADD to our library. Sometimes you might only find one interesting used book or you might find a ton of interesting used books. This morning I found a ton of interesting used books and I want to list them because I like making lists. Also I will print off this diary entry that has a list of used books I bought today and therefore I will not have to write out all the book titles by hand in my paper diary. It is like killing one bird with two stones. So here is a list of the used books I found today at nearby thrift stores-

"A Scream Goes Through The House: What Literature Teaches Us About Life" by Arnold Weinstein

"The Year Of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (And Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life" by Andy Miller

"The Borgias" by Ivan Cloulas Translated By Gilda Roberts

"The Mystery Of Capitalism: Why Capitalism Triumphs In The West And Fails Everywhere Else" by Hernando De Soto

"Grimm's Fairy Tales" by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm [Barnes & Noble Classics]

"The Bookseller Of Kabul" memoir by Asne Seierstad Translated by Ingrid Christophersen

"Candide" fiction by Voltaire

"Alice in Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll Illustrated By John Tenniel

"Ancient Light" a novel by John Banville

"Joseph Conrad" A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers

"The Year Without Summer: 1816 And The Volcano That Darkened The World And Changed History" by William K. Klingaman & Nicholas P. Klingaman

"The Spanish Ulcer: A History of the Peninsular War" by David Gates

"A History Of Britain: The Wars Of The British 1603-1776" Volume II by Simon Schama

"The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution" by Alan Taylor

"Voyagers to the West: A Passage In The Peopling Of America On The Eve Of The Revolution" by Bernard Bailyn

After visiting thrift stores and a grocery store I drove home to mess with my books and wait for the sky to crack open to let in Eternity.

I will close to write next in my paper diary. The last book I attempted to read today was titled or is titled, "Hunter: The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson" biography by E. Jean Carroll
  • Current Music
    Adersarial 'All Idols Fall Before The Hammer'

Jonny and with some of his books

Jonny with books

books

"Fear and Loathing The Strange and Terrible Sage of Hunter S. Thompson" biography by Paul Perry

"Gonzo: The Life Of Hunter S. Thompson" An Oral Biography by Jann S. Wenner & Corney Seymour

"The Proud Highway Saga Of A Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955-1967" THE FEAR AND LOATHING LETTERS, VOLUME ONE by Hunter S. Thompson

"Hunter: The Strange And Savage Life Of Hunter S. Thompson" biography by E. Jean Carroll

"The Joke's Over Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson And Me" memoir by Ralph Steadman

"Outlaw Journalist: The Life And Times Of Hunter S. Thompson" biography by William McKeen

"The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone" Edited and with a Foreword by Jann S. Wenner and with an Introduction by Paul Scanlon

"A Scream Goes Through The House: What Literature Teaches Us About Life" by Arnold Weinstein

"The Year Of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (And Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life" by Andy Miller

"The Borgias" by Ivan Cloulas Translated By Gilda Roberts

"The Mystery Of Capitalism: Why Capitalism Triumphs In The West And Fails Everywhere Else" by Hernando De Soto

"Grimm's Fairy Tales" by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm [Barnes & Noble Classics]

"The Bookseller Of Kabul" memoir by Asne Seierstad Translated by Ingrid Christophersen

"Candide" fiction by Voltaire

"Alice in Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll Illustrated By John Tenniel

"Ancient Light" a novel by John Banville

"Joseph Conrad" A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers

"The Year Without Summer: 1816 And The Volcano That Darkened The World And Changed History" by William K. Klingaman & Nicholas P. Klingaman

"The Spanish Ulcer: A History of the Peninsular War" by David Gates

"A History Of Britain: The Wars Of The British 1603-1776" Volume II by Simon Schama

"The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution" by Alan Taylor

"Voyagers to the West: A Passage In The Peopling Of America On The Eve Of The Revolution" by Bernard Bailyn
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    Machine Head 'The Blackening'