This morning I left the house to visit thrift stores in search of used books to ADD to our book collection. I found these books this morning.
"The Map The Changed The World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology" by Simon Winchester
"Landscapes of War: From Sarajevo to Chechnya" essays by Juan Goytisolo (Translated from the Spanish by Peter Bush)
"Chapman's Odyssey" a novel by Paul Bailey
"Herman Melville" A Biography by Leon Howard
"City Sister Silver" a novel by Jachym Topol (translated from the Czech by Alex Zucker)
"The Unnamed" a novel by Joshua Ferris
"Skins" a novel by Adrian C. Louis
"The Triumph Of The Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft" by Ronald Hutton
"Ronald Hutton is known for his colourful and provocative writings on original subjects. This work is no exception: for the first full-scale scholarly study of the only religion England has ever given the world; that of modern pagan witchcraft, which has now spread from English shores across four continents. Hutton examines the nature of that religion and its development, and offers a microhistory of attitudes to paganism, witchcraft, and magic in British society since 1800. Its pages reveal village cunning folk, Victorian ritual magicians, classicists and archaeologists, leaders of woodcraft and scouting movements, Freemasons, and members of rural secret societies. We also find some of the leading of figures of English literature, from the Romantic poets to W.B. Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, and Robert Graves, as well as the main personalities who have represented pagan witchcraft to the world since 1950. Densely researched, Triumph of the Moon presents an authoritative insight into a hitherto little-known aspect of modern social history."
"The Crimson Petal And The White" a novel by Michel Faber
After visiting thrift stores I came home to have lunch and wait it out. There is no way of escape.