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Welcome Home: Books that Arrived in April & June 2012

“Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in:…” – Arthur Schopenhauer

Right now in my life, time is in short supply. I get up, go to work, come back home and collapse in exhaustion, only to start all over again 5-6 hours later. Still I try my best to find time to read and the good news is that I succeed most of the time. But book buying excursions have become few and far between. As it is there are not that many bookstores left in my area and I don’t like purchasing books online so I have to wait for some free time (weekends are spent on activities like sleeping, washing, cleaning, more sleeping; etc). As a result, fewer books have come into my home and here they are,

April 1, 2012.

The Plague. Albert Camus.

Crooks Tour. Jane Shaw.

I saw The Plague on one of my friend’s dad’s bookshelf. I think I was 8-9 years old. The name got stuck in my head. I wondered what the book was about. Now as an adult I’m hoping to satisfy my childhood curiosity.

Crooks Tour, I admit, I bought only because of the cover. I am greatly attracted to anything vintage and the Retro Press covers are just so prettily ‘retro’! The story may not be anything deep or great but I love the cover! Shallow of me but there it is!

June 13, 2012.

To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee.

The 50th anniversary edition of a great American classic. Of course, I had to buy it!