April 30 Used Book Porn

April 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Thirty-six German-language books.  Thirty-three of them cost 10¢ each; the other three were 95¢ each.

 Did my biweekly trip to McKay’s today.  Traded in my entire Sandman collection (I plan on buying the Ultimate volumes in the next year or so, so after not having read them again these past 2-3 years, I could justify doing so now in order to add to my “rainy day” collection of books) and certain others.  Ended up with almost $94 in store credit.  Spent about $65 or so on 48 books, one of which is a new 2012 release.  Not too shabby.  Going to read the Freud book in Spanish to see just how true the stories of how his English translator altered the semantics of his theories via Latinization of certain expressions.

The Livy is in Latin, the other five are in Spanish/Spanish translation.

The DeLillo will be read later for a Gogol’s Overcoat read-on; the McCarthy completes my collection of his Border Trilogy, which I will read sometime in May/June, with possible reviews.

Heard positive things about the new Johnson novel; for years I have been meaning to read Ellison’s posthumous novel.

I am a fan of Banana Yoshimoto’s fiction.  I have not read these two novels, however.

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