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August 14th, 2019 


Blueberry Festival Used Books Sale

1. 'Talking It Over' a novel by Julian Barnes
2. 'The Diary Of H.L. Mencken' Edited By Charles A. Fecher
3. 'The Hawk And The Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, And The History Of The Cold War' by Nicholas Thompson
4. 'Cocteau' biography by Francis Steegmuller
5. 'Divided Loyalties: How The American Revolution Came To New York' by Richard M. Fetchum
6. 'Anna Akhmatova: Poet and Prophet' biography by Roberta Reeder
7. 'Preserving The World's Great Cities: The Destruction And Renewal Of The Historic Metropolis' by Anthony M. Tung
8. 'Miss Marjoribanks' a novel by Margaret Oliphant
9. 'Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History Of Racist Ideas in America' by Ibram X. Kendi
10. 'An Old-Fashioned Darling' crime fiction by Charles Simmons
11. 'The Romantic Manifesto' by Ayn Rand
12. 'Mildred Pierce' crime fiction by James M. Cain
13. 'The Notebook, The Proof, The Third Lie' novels by Agota Kristof Translated by Alan Sheridan
14. 'The Silent History' by Eli Horwitz, Matthew Derby, Kevin Moffett
15. 'The Social Conquest Of Earth' by Edward O. Wilson
16. 'Big Sur And The Oranges Of Heronymus Bosch' by Henry Miller
17. 'Another Roadside Attraction' a novel by Tom Robbins
18. 'Faulkner: A Biography' by Joseph Blotner
19. 'John Quincy Adams: American Visionary' biography by Fred Kaplan
20. 'San Miguel' a novel by T. C. Boyle
21. 'Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962-1970' by Richard Brautigan
22. 'The Bad Girl' a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
23. 'The Progress Of Love' Stories by Alice Munro
24. 'Where 3 Roads Meet' Novellas by John Barth
25. 'A Part Of Speech' poetry by Joseph Brodsky
26. 'The Thurber Letters: The Wit, Wisdom, And Surprising Life Of James Thurber' Harrison Kinney, Editor With Rosemary A. Thurber
27. 'Tin House' Summer Fiction #20 literary journal
28. 'McSweeney's #12 literary journal
11:29 am - TBR Pile


TBR Pile

'Another Roadside Attraction' A Novel By Tom Robbins

'Letters Summer 1926 Boris Pasternak, Marina Tsvetayeva, Rainer Maria Rilke' Preface By Susan Sontag

'The Diary Of H. L. Mencken' Edited By Charles A. Fecher

'Garrets and Pretenders a History of Bohemianism in America' by Albert Parry

'Auto-Da-Fe' A Novel by Elias Canetti Translated from the German under the personal supervision of the author by C. V. Wedgwood

'Strong As Death' A Novel by Guy De Maupassant Vol. IV The Complete Works Of Guy De Maupassant

'Kasebier Takes Berlin' A Novel by Gabriele Tergit Translated By Sophie Duvernoy

'Tomato Red' A Novel by Daniel Woodrell

'Nineteen-Eighty-Four' A Novel By George Orwell

'Abel And Cain' A Novel by Gregor Von Rezzori

'The Ministry Of Truth: The Biography Of George Orwell's 1984' by Dorian Lynskey

'Am I Alone Here? Notes On Living To Read and Reading To Live' essays by Peter Orner

'See What I See' essays by Greg Gerke

'The Fan Man' A Novel by William Kotzwinkle

'Tears Of The Trufflepig' A Novel by Fernando A. Flores

'Laurus' A Novel by Eugene Vodolazkin Translated from the Russians by Lisa C. Hayden

'Wilco: Learning How To Die' biography by Greg Kot

'A Brief History of Portable Library' novella by Enrique Vila-Matas

'The Light Years' A Memoir by Chris Rush

'Ohio' A Novel by Stephen Markley

'Publish This Book' a memoir by Stephen Markley

'Personal History' A Memoir by Katharine Graham

'"I've Seen The Best Of It" a memoir by Joseph Alsop

'George Marshall Defender Of The Republic' biography by David L. Roll

'The Bookshop of the World: Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age' by Andrew Pettegree

'The Big Green Tent' A Novel by Ludmila Ultskays Translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon

'Louis Auchincloss: The Growth of a Novelist' by Vincent Piket

'Night Train To Sugar Hill' A Novel by Iceberg Slim
It is 1:46 PM Wednesday in the Death Flow. It is warm gray day. I thick cover of gray clouds are hanging in the steel colored sky today.

I have had thus far a normal day for being captive in the Dead Zone. In Christ Jesus is true eternal freedom, so I ignore the chains. I got up this morning around 6:30 AM. Carol was already up (she had gotten up this morning around 4 o'clock AM). So I got up and fixed myself a big breakfast to celebrate my 67th birthday. Yes today is my birthday and I am still running the race. After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and then messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I filmed two videos for my Youtube channel.

Carol left this morning around 9 o'clock AM to sit in on interviews of three nurses applying for a Rapid Response nurse position (Carol is a Rapid Response Nurse). She got home around 12:30 PM from the hospital. When she got up I was sitting in our dining room reading from a novel titled, 'Another Roadside Attraction' by Tom Robbins.

There is not much else to report. Carol and I plan leave to visit thrift stores and then meet Caleb, Emily, and the girls at Crazy Horse Steak House for a birthday celebrate for me Papa.

Last night Carol and I watched PBS and she went to bed early. I stayed up late reading from a book titled, 'The Diary Of H. L. Mencken'.

Well not much else to confess to the howling wind.

I am wondering if any books will come for me in the mail today. I find delight in getting stuff in the mail. I like receiving gifts and final good-byes.
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