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Friday, 29 September 2006

Mooched again today. I was in the middle of entering all the purchases I'd made at the Co-op Bookshop sale this afternoon — 14 books for $134 — in LibraryThing when I checked my Gmail and saw the request for Michael Moorcock's The Final Programme. So I stopped what I was doing and, because the post office was still open, charged up the street with the book under my arm.

I made it to the counter before it closed, and paid just over eight dollars air mail to send the book to Arkansas. Mooching is fun!

The books I bought this afternoon are:

The Ern Malley Affair Michael Heyward (1993)
A Little History of the World, E. H. Gombrich (2005)
Love: A Novel, Toni Morrison (2003)
Tar Baby, Toni Morrison (1981)
Capote: A Biography, Gerald Clarke (1988) — thanks for the recommendation, Meredith!
Dress Your family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris (2004)
About a Boy, Nick Hornby (1998)
Lyrical and Critical Essays, Albert Camus
Murder in Byzantium: A Novel, Julia Kristeva (2006)
The World from Islam: A journey of discovery through the Muslim heartland, George Negus (2003)
Goya: A Life in Letters, Francisco Goya (2004)
The World of El Cid: Chronicles of the Spanish Reconquest, selected sources translated and annotated by Simon Barton and Richard Fletcher (2000)
A Tale of Love and Darkness, Amos Oz (2003) — I've been eyeing this one off for months, yippee!
1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World, Frank McLynn (2004)

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