Summertime Book Porn

June 21, 2012 § 1 Comment

Easton Press editions of Jane Eyre and The Return of the Native

 Lucked up on my latest book trading/buying trip to McKay’s (mostly was taking away some of my mother’s old books and some DVDs).  Came across two Easton Press editions for $25 each, or about half of new-book value.  Also found an almost-new Library of America edition of Washington Irving’s Western novels for $20.  Good thing I had almost $95 in store credit, as I ended up spending just under $100 on the books pictured here.

Library of America edition of three Washington Irving novels.  Now own 103 volumes in this continuing series, which is at either 226 or 227 volumes at the moment.

Still collecting DeLillo books for a future reading project.  McSweeney’s #22 is neat in its conceit of having three booklets bound by magnets to the faux-leather cover.

Also will be reading more John Crowley and Kazuo Ishiguro in the near future.

Robert Coover has had some interesting fictions, to say the least.  This Jamaica Kincaid novel is on par with the excellent books of hers that I have read over the past month and a half.

At the bottom is a Mondadori edition of Gabriel García Márquez’s story collection, La increíble y triste historia de la cándida Eréndira y de su abuela desalmada, that I bought as a replacement reading copy for its lovely design and layout.  Also bought another Molière play for future reading, to go with the other titles, which I think are legible for most readers.

§ One Response to Summertime Book Porn

  • Jason says:

    Hi Larry–I'm the fellow who recommended Coover to you a while back. John's Wife was the book I had read. I'll be very curious to see what you make of it. I found it just… astonishing. And all-consuming.

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