Used book haul

My mother and I went shopping in a used book store I'd never been in before, so of course the predictable happened. Particularly since I brought my list. If I'm actually prepared, it's quite difficult for me to get out of a well-stocked, well-organized used book store without spending at least $100.

Here are the latest acquisitions:

Richard Adams -- Maia (sff)
Poul Anderson -- The Broken Sword (sff)
Isaac Asimov -- Nightfall and Other Stories (sff)
Isaac Asimov -- Pebble in the Sky (sff)
Margaret Atwood -- The Handmaid's Tale (f)
Margaret Ball -- Changeweaver (sff)
Greg Bear -- Moving Mars (sff)
Emma Bull -- Falcon (sff)
Orson Scott Card -- Children of the Mind (sff)
Orson Scott Card -- Shadow Puppets (sff)
C.J. Cherryh -- Invader (sff)
C.J. Cherryh -- Inheritor (sff)
C.J. Cherryh & Mercedes Lackey -- Reap the Whirlwind (sff)
James Clavell -- Shogun (f)
A.J. Cronin -- The Citadel (f)
A.J. Cronin -- The Green Years (f)
Thomas B. Costain -- the Last Plantagenets (f)
Avram Davidson -- Peregrine: Primus (sff)
Charles de Lint -- Into the Green (sff)
Charles de Lint -- The Ivory and the Horn (sff)
Charles de Lint -- Moonheart (sff)
Charles de Lint -- Someplace to be Flying (sff)
Charles de Lint -- Spiritwalk (sff)
Robert A. Heinlein -- The Door into Summer (sff)
Robert A. Heinlein -- Friday (sff)
Dorothy J. Heydt -- A Point of Honor (sff)
Murray Leinster -- Quarantine World (sff)
Vonda N. McIntyre -- Dreamsnake (sff)
Alexei Panshin -- Rite of Passage (sff)
Robert M. Pirsig -- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (nf)
Chaim Potok -- The Chosen (f)
Matt Ruff -- Sewer, Gas & Electric (sff)
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough -- The Healer's War (sff)
Sharon Shinn -- Summers at Castle Auburn (sff)
Anna Sewell -- Black Beauty (childrens)
Michael Swanwick -- Stations of the Tide (sff)
Judith Tarr -- Throne of Isis (sff)
Roger Zelazny & Fred Saberhagen -- The Black Throne (sff)

Children of the Mind is mostly for the sake of completeness; I'm not sure if I'll bother reading it any time soon. Likewise, The Handmaid's Tale I got because I've heard a lot about it, but may not actually read it for quite some time. Friday I read long ago but never owned.

I've never read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and figured it was about time, but my mother is currently reading my copy, having picked it up nearly as soon as we got back. The only Chaim Potok I've read before is The Gift of Asher Lev, and it's been a long time since I've read that, but I remember really enjoying it.

Maia is an incredibly long book.

Black Beauty is to supplement my hard-cover copy, which was printed in the 1950s, is missing part of its binding, and is in imminent danger of falling apart from a great deal of reading when I was a child.

Oh, and my grandmother had a copy of Samuel R. Delaney's Babel-17 that she didn't want, so I also picked up a copy of that the other day.

Posted: 2004-07-06 17:01 — Why no comments?

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