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a used books haul or road to serfdom

It is 4:33 PM Wednesday afternoon here in West Michigan. Today has been a day of buying used books. I got up this morning around 8 o'clock AM. I got up ate breakfast and then we had devotions/prayed. After we prayed I had to do an errand and on the way home I stopped at a local Goodwill to look at their used books and bought these used books-

'The Eustace Diamonds' A Novel By Anthony Trollope

'A Stranger In This World: Stories' by Kevin Canty

'The Easter Parade' A Novel by Richard Yates

'The Song Of The Dodo" Island Biogeography In An Age Of Extinction' by David Quammen

'Mortals' A Novel by Norman Rush

When I got home from my errand and visiting Goodwill Carol wanted to drove to Grand Haven to drop off cookies at a elderly widower from her church who is now 94 years and is to weak to live his condo/come to church. Carol sat next to this old gentleman for years and wanted to bring him fresh baked cookies to tell him she is thinking praying for him/the fellow's grandson lives with him to make sure he is OK. So Carol and I drove to Grand Haven which is not far from Holland/Grand Haven is north of us and it was a nice drive sunny sky filled with big puffy clouds. Carol and I drove to her friend's place in a large area of very nice expensive condos/she went inside the condo and I sat in the car reading from 'A Stranger In This World: Stories' by Kevin Canty. Carol soon came to the car and we drove over to Grand Haven Public Library/Loutit Library to check out their used books store Cheap Stacks (we visit Cheap Stacks at least once a year to search for used books/fifty cents for hardbacks and twenty-five cents for paperbacks/we usually buy A LOT OF USED BOOKS at Cheap Stacks! I will now list the used books I bought today at Cheap Stacks-

'Enderby' A Novel By Anthony Burgess

'Confessions of a Philosopher: A Journey Through Western Philosophy' memoir By Bryan Magee

'When She Was Good' A Novel by Philip Roth

'His Illegal Self' A Novel by Peter Carey

'The Chemistry of Tears' A novel by Peter Carey

'The Iron Tracks' A Novel by Aharon Applefeld Translated From The Hebrew By Jeffrey M. Green

'I Wear The Black Hat Grappling With Villains (Real And Imagined)' By Chuck Klosterman

'Signals of Distress' A Novel by Jim Crace

'Altered States' a novel by Anita Brookner

'The Rules Of Engagement' A Novel by Anita Brookner

'He Dreams What Is Going On Inside His Head: Ten Years of Writing' essays by Jonathan Cott

'Patriotic Gore: Studies In The Literature Of The American Civil War' by Edmund Wilson

'Stars and Bars' A Novel by William Boyd

After we visited Cheap Stacks we drove over to another store a Resale Store that we visit looking for used books when we are in Grand Haven. I found these used books at this resale shop (in this diary entry I am not listing ALL the used books my wife bought today)-

'The Dog' A Novel by Joseph O'Neill

'The Road To Serfdom' Text And Documents THE DEFINITIVE EDITION by F. A. Hayek Edited by Bruce Caldwell

'Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life' by Edward O. Wilson

'Fugitive Days' A Memoir by Bill Ayers

'The Magic Mountain' a novel by Thomas Mann

'Prussian Blue' A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr

After visiting this Grand Haven Resale Shop (all the money from this store goes to feed the poor) we visited a Grand Haven Goodwill Store a block down from this resale shop. I found these used books at this Goodwill Store-

'The Men Who Ruled India' by Philip Mason

'Introducing Evangelical Theology' by Daniel J. Treier

When we left Goodwill we drove home and we were home by 3:10 PM. We were gone around four hours. It is now 5:16 PM and I am beat so I will close. I have been going ALL day! and that is not normal for me.

5:24 p.m. - 2021-09-15


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