As I’m of the many who enjoy prowling through thrift shops, I had an hour to spare last weekend, so off I went to one of our local (and biggest) ones. I went with the intention of looking for things to put on Cowboy’s head. Found several objects which will help with the project, and heavens to Betsy, if I didn’t also accidentally on purpose find some books which were looking for a new home.
(Well, I had to buy them, right? Don’t want to be rude…)
So, as can be seen in the photo above, here is what made it home with me:
- The Iceman Cometh – Eugene O’Neill (play)
- The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins (F)
- The Soul of an Octopus – Sy Montgomery (nature NF)
- Full Catastrophe Living – Jon Kabat-Zinn (NF on meditation etc.)
I’ve been itching to read a play lately. We went to a local playhouse to see a version of an Agatha Christie murder-mystery, and it was surprisingly good for a local am-dram, and so I ended up with the O’Neill. I read him during my classes in graduate school, so I’m curious to see if if the experience will be similar or whether it will be radically different. I’m a very different person now, so I’m interested to find out how or if this impacts the reading of this play.
The Girl on the Train – loved the movie, so am v interested in reading the book the film was based upon.
The Soul of an Octopus – I rather like octopi and have heard only good things about the nature writing of Montgomery.
And the Jon Kabat-Zinn book is just going to be a good reminder about living a principled life through a Buddhist perspective.
So, I have some good finds there, and am glad that I can add them to the TBR pile, ever-growing as it may be. It’s good to have choices!