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cont. books bought thus far 2014

I mainly buy used books from these thrift stores here in Holland Mich., Bibles For Mexico thrift store, Action House thrift store, Goodwill thrift store and Salvation Army thrift store. I spend around $60.00 dollars a month on used books sometimes more. Once awhile I do buy a new books. Most of the Christian books I buy are new because it is almost impossible to find them new. I try to buy new books on discount or remainers.

I do buy used books from Amazon also. I also get used books from the Herrick Public Library used bookstore. I volunteer on Saturdays mainly at the Herrick Public Library used bookstore. Carol and I go to several giant used booksales each year in this area. This coming June the Herrick Public Library has their big Friends of the Library used booksale which I help set up and also purchase used books.

I see myself as a book lover who is rescuing books from being shredded or being sent to a garbage dump. It is painful to think how many good books are destroyed each day!

I like going out during the week searching for used books at thrift stores, because you never know what you might find. There are so many different kinds of books! It is always fun to find a used book that is by one of my favorite authors or one of the many subjects I am interested in. There is also a quiet joy in owning books. Books to me are my closest friends. My books keep me company.

I do not read most of the books I buy. I am a book collector. I spend most of my days either writing or reading. I am not an outdoors-man. I like being inside our house waiting for the End. I am retired. I am a loner. For me life is over and I am waiting for heaven. We have been richly blessed.

February 2014
"Portrait in Sepia" a novel by Isabel Allende
"The Piano Tuner" a novel by Daniel Mason
"Iron House" a novel by John Hart
"Welcome To Hard Times" a novel by E. L. Doctorow
"The White South" a novel by Hammand Innes "A gripping story of the sea and the Antarctic icefields"
"The Bride and the Bachelors: Five Masters Of The Avant-Garde Duchamp, Tinguely, Cage, Rauschenberg, Cunningham" By Calvin Tomkins
"American Religious Thought: A History" by William A. Clebsch
"The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer
"Wonderful Fool" a novel by Shusaku Endo
"The Soldier's Return" a novel by Melvyn Bragg
"Dreaming War: Blood For Oil And The Cheney-Bush Junta" essays by Gore Vidal
"The Tortilla Curtain" a novel by T. C. Boyle (a Penguin Ink Edition)
"The Face Thief" a novel by Eli Gottlieb
"Digging to America" a novel by Anne Tyler
"Flowers Of Evil" poetry by Charles Baudelaire
"The Songlines" Memoir by Bruce Chatwin
"The Amateur Marriage" a novel by Anne Tyler
"The Middleman and Other Stories" by Bharati Mukherjee [National Book Critics Circle Award Winner]
"Nectar In A Sieve" a novel by Kamala Markandaya
"For Reasons Of State" essays by Noam Chomsky
"The Life And Times Of Theodore Roosevelt" biography by William Henry Harbaugh
"August 1914" a novel by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
"The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements" by Eric Hoffer
"Afterwords: Novelists On Their Novels" Edited By Thomas McCormack
"Lives of Girls And Women" a novel by Alice Munro
"Something I've Been Meaning To Tell You" Stories by Alice Munro
"The Rise Of The Greeks" by Michael Grant
"Strong Motion" a novel by Jonathan Franzen
"Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present" by Michael B. Oren
"Forest of the Pygmies" novel by Isabel Allende
"The Reluctant Fundamentalist" a novel by Mohsin Hamid
"Blue Diary" a novel by Alice Hoffman
"Diderot: The Embattled Philosopher" biography by Lester G. Crocker
"Perfect Recall" stories by Ann Beattie
"The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up The Yangtze, And Back In Chinese Time" by Simon Winchester
"Noah's Compass" a novel by Anne Tyler
"Ten Days In The Hills" a novel by Jane Smiley
"How To Read A Book" The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading by Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren
"Laments For The Living" Short Stories by Dorothy Parker
"Boyhood: A Memoir" by J. M. Coetzee
"The Dancer Upstairs" a novel by Nicholas Shakespeare
"Desert Places" A woman's odyssey with the wanderers of the Indian desert by Robyn Davidson
"Pigeon Feathers and other stories" by John Updike

March 2014
"The Orphan Master's Son" a novel by Adam Johnson
"Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch" a novel by Dai Sijie [Translated from the French by Ina Rilke]
"Winter Trees" poetry by Sylvia Plath
"Practical Magic" a novel by Alice Hoffman
"Utopian: The Life and Thought of Simone Weil" intellectual biography by David McLellan
"Skerrett" a novel by Liam O'Flaherty
"Like Trees Walking" a novel by Ravi Howard
"From Heaven Lake: Travels through Sinkiang and Tibet" travel memoir by Vikram Seth
"Documentary Expression And Thirties America" by William Stott
"Freedom Loyalty Dissent" essays by Henry Steele Commager
"Great Short Works Of Fyodor Dostoevsky"
"South Of The Big Four" a novel by Don Kurtz
"Shadow Tag" a novel by Louise Erdrich
"Five Skies" a novel by Ron Carlson
"Candide or, Optimism" by Voltaire [A New Translation By Peter Constantine] Modern Library
"American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964" biography by William Manchester
"The Complete Poems" by Anne Sexton
"Spandau: The Secret Diaries" by Albert Speer
"N.P." a novel by Banana Yoshimoto [Translated from the Japanese by Ann Sherif]
"Proust At The Majestic: The Last Days Of The Author Whose Book Changed Paris" by Richard Davenport-Hines
"Lions of West: Heroes And Villains Of The Westward Expansion" by Robert Morgan
"Revolutionaries: A New History Of The Invention Of America" by Jack Rakove
"Slaugherhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade A Duty-Dance With Death" by Kurt Vonnegut
"Ravens in the Storm: A Personal History Of The 1960s Antiwar Movement" a Memoir by Carl Oglesby
"Feed" a novel by M. T. Anderson
"The Last September" a novel by Elizabeth Bowen
"An Equal Music" a novel by Vikram Seth
"Psycho-Analysis and Feminism" by Juliet Mitchell
"Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses To the Nazi Rise To Power" by Andrew Nagorski
"The Great Depression: America, 1929-1941" by Robert S. McElvaine
"Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War & Reconstruction" by Allen C. Guelzo
"Diplomacy" by Henry Kissinger
"The Good Priest's Son" a novel by Reynolds Price
"The Lure Of The Sea: The Discovery of the Seaside 1750-1840" by Alain Corbin
"The Wapshot Chronicle & The Wapshot Scandal" two novels by John Cheever
"Studies In Classical And Byzantine Manuscript Illumination" by Kurt Weitzmann
"Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville A Norton Critical Edition Edited By Harrison Hayford And Hershel Parker An Authoritative Text Reviews And Letters By Melville Analogues And Sources Criticism
"Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA" by Tim Weiner
"Lives Of The Poets" Six Stories & Novella by E. L. Doctorow
"Perfect Recall" New Stories by Ann Beattie
"Big Sur And The Oranges Of Hieronymus Bosch" memoir by Henry Miller
"The Final Days Of Jesus" (The Most Important Week Of The Most Important Person Who Ever Lived) by Andreas J. Kostenberger & Justin Taylor With Alexander Stewart
"Acts: An Exegetical Commentary: Introduction And 1:1-2:47" Volume 1 by Craig S. Keener
"The Year Of The Barricades: A Journey Through 1968" by David Caute
"The Travels" Marco Polo [Penguin Classics]
"The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed" by Michael Meyer
"The Reindeer People: Living With Animals And Spirits In Siberia" by Piers Vitebsky
"Bandit: Dossier Of A Dangerous Dog" by Vicki Hearne
"Tales of the Unexpected" by Roald Dahl
"Acts" [Baker Exegetical Commentary On The New Testament] by Darrell L. Bock
"A Theology Of Luke And Acts: God's Promised Program, Realized for All Nations" by Darrell L. Bock [Biblical Theology Of The New Testament]
"Nature, Man and Woman" by Alan W. Watts
"Friend Of My Youth" Stories by Alice Munro
"Motoring With Mohammed" a travel memoir by Eric Hansen
"Zodiac" science fiction by Neal Stephenson
"Faithless: Tales of Transgression" by Joyce Carol Oates
"Handling Sin" a novel by Michael Malone
"The Hungry Tide" a novel by Amitav Ghosh
"Work Song" a novel by Ivan Doig
"The Prisoner of Heaven" a novel by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
"& Sons" a novel by David Gilbert

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