I apologize for the belated weekend links! We had a busy and lovely weekend, and I just didn’t make it to the computer much.
“Fucking awesome!” was my first reaction to seeing these 10 bookstores repurposed from unused buildings.
I’ve always really liked Junot Diaz (though I was not particularly a fan of Oscar Wao; perhaps I need to read it again?) and this article about how he wrote a sexist character without writing a sexist book only improved my opinion of him.
In other news, we went to our local library’s annual book sale on Saturday and scored some awesome stuff. Our library system as a whole hosts two separate book sales a year, but we’ve always had much better luck at our smaller neighborhood sale.
For a grand total of $16.50, we brought home:
- Brand new hardback copies of Swamplandia and The Snow Child
- The Inheritance of Loss
- Out Stealing Horses and The Hundred Secret Senses (for Jason’s classroom library)
- Hardback copies of The Story of Babar and The Foot Book
- Two Winnie the Pooh board books
- Two Richard Scarry picture books (I was thrilled to find these as our daughter is Richard Scarry-obsessed right now)
- Nonfiction picture book about whales
- Some miscellaneous children’s paperbacks — Owl Moon, Franklin’s Thanksgiving, and Johnny Appleseed
Seriously…not bad! Get thee to a library book sale.