Friday, April 07, 2006

Just got back from the book store and realized I had bought a book, luckily it was used, that I had just purchased recently. Have to admit, it's the first time I've flaked on something like this. I've forgotten birthdays, how many outs there were in an inning once while playing baseball; I've forgotten Mother's Day and Father's Day; I've forgotten how old I am. But never have I mistakenly purchased a book I already owned. To think, I could have bought another book or two instead of the same book for the second time!

Anyway, I ended up getting Michael Byers Long for this World, Cynthia Ozick The Puttermesser Papers, Heidi Julavits The Effect of Living Backwards and James Agee A Death in the Family

Don't know which I'm going to start first, but probably between Julavits and Agee.

10 comments:

Dorothy W. said...

I've never read Ozick, but I'm interested in picking up a novel and maybe some essays one of these days.

Dorothy W. said...

I've never read Ozick, but I'm interested in picking up a novel and maybe some essays one of these days.

M. Barresi said...

Without any hesitation, I highly recommend Heir to the Glimmering World. It's the only thing of hers that I've read, but thought it great.

Dorothy W. said...

Cool.

I wonder how my comment ended up there twice? And what am I doing commenting on blogs at 6:41 AM?

be_zen8 said...

It happens to the best of us, I fear!

M. Barresi said...

The crazy thing is that it was the Byers book that I re-bought and it's published by Houghton Mifflin...my company. I just bought it new at half-price!

piksea said...

I find myself stopping in the bookstore and being worried about buying repeat books. I don't repeat often, which is probably due to the fact that I constantly second guess myself.

I read Death in the Family at a horrible time (just after losing my father). On the plus side, the emotions portrayed in the book are so real. In a way I felt more normal about some of the thoughts and feelings I had at the time. It's very powerful.

sfp said...

I've been tempted by the Byers, so I look forward to what you have to say about it.

The Agee's wonderful.

M. Barresi said...
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M. Barresi said...

Dorothy - I wish there were more hours in the day so I could just sit here and finish Death in the Family tonight.

Piksea - I'm just passed the first night after hearing of the death and it's heartbreaking. I can only imagine how it affected you.