Like buried treasure to a pirate...

So this is a Neo blog, huh? It looks pretty similar to my deviantART journal. Only a lot less... gray/green. I guess that's no surprise. In that case, I might as well write here what's on my dA journal.

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I went to the local thrift store yesterday, which I haven't done in years, and I found that they had shelves upon shelves of "gently used" paperbacks selling for 15 cents apiece. Which is, for lack of a better word, awesome. I'd gladly pay 15 cents to keep a book forever than borrow it for free and return it in two weeks.

So I walked out of the thrift store with four books, which will probably be enough to last me a month, maybe longer:

Sabriel by Garth Nix
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Those last two were gambles, in a sense. Books that I'd heard of and flipped through but never took the time to read to completion. To be honest, Amber Spyglass was the only one I'd finished before.

Curious Incident was done in a matter of hours. It was short, but absorbing... even if some of the diagrams utterly lost me. Christopher has a lot of behavioral quirks (he's autistic), but that just makes him and his adventures all the more endearing. Excellent book IMO.
I'm working on Sabriel now, and it's better than I remember. Plenty of exciting moments. After this it's on to Stranger in a Strange Land.

Haha, this reminds me of when I was eleven. I was a real bookworm then... xP


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Neo McKnight Feb 25, 09
I guess if it's cheap ,buy it!
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InuYashaFan123 Feb 25, 09
Uh huh. That's the idea. Find something no one wants anymore and save money doing so. ^^
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kspiess Feb 25, 09
Stranger in a Strange Land is one of the most-classic books from that decade. It's pretty good. You might get a kick out of the dated-ness of the somewhat '60s hippy vibe it has.
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