Monday, January 08, 2007
I went on a mini-mission today to one of my favourite shops. About two blocks from here, on the edge of downtown, is a Society of St. Vincent de Paul shop. I haven't been in ages, as Chloe hates when I leave her home alone, and dogs are not permitted in the shop. (I did sneak her in in my purse once to pick up an auction item I'd won, but I hate to push my limits).
I bought a small armload, and happily returned home to my pooppy dog.
The Shipping News, Annie Proulx. I have had this on my list for a while, and nearly bought it at Value Village this past weekend, but set it down when I decided a mini-boycott was in order for their new ghastly pricing. The book was 2.99$ there, I got it at SVDPs super low paperback price, 50 cents. And this one was in better shape.
Dubliners, James Joyce. I read some of his stuff in uni and really liked it.
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie. I have a mental note somewhere to read this. I think it's because I've always been intrigued by the idea of Midnight's Children.
Catch-22, Joseph Heller. Also something on a mental list. I have nearly bought this a few times, but the covers always seemed to be ruined.... and I couldn't justify near new price for books that were falling apart. I watched the film version this past fall, and was that much more interested in the book, so another exciting purchase today.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Tom Stoppard. This has to be my most favourite play EVER. I read this in uni, but lost my copy, then I bought another, which turned out to actually be a dialogue about the play, and I may have bought it again, but at 50 cents I couldn't risk it. One day I'll share my most favourite monologue ever, it's about being dead in a box, and is so dry and witty I well up with tears.
Lastly, I scored a gorgeous embroidered table cloth. I have no idea who throws these thinsg away (not that donating to thrift is throwing away, but still....), seriously. The work put into these embroideries in unreal, and you can't get anywhere near the quality nowadays. This particular one is absolutely stain-free, and maybe even never used. Anything I've bought with stains is being saved for a project my mum and I are working on, the rest find their way into my linen closet.