Friday, February 16, 2007

VNSA Book Sale

Here are the highlights of the books that I picked up at this year's VNSA Used Book Sale -- 50 years of selling gobs of used books to benefit local charities (AZ Friends of Foster Children, Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa Country, and Toby House:


The Light of Other Days by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
Half-Life by Hal Clement
Deus Irae by Philip K. Dick and Roger Zelazny
Schild's Ladder by Greg Egan
(The Lathe of Heaven, The Dispossessed, The Wind's Twelve Quarters) & The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Science Non-Fiction

Dinosaur in a Haystack
The Mismeasure of Man
Questioning the Millenium
Wonderful Life
all by Stephen Jay Gould
From Lucy to Languange by Donald Johanson and Blake Edgar
Abusing Science - The Case Against Creationism by Philip Kitcher
The Demon-Haunted World - Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
Comet by Carl Sagan and Anne Druyan


An Hour Before Daylight
Keeping Faith
Turning Point

all by Jimmy Carter
Boy Genius (Karl Rove) by Lou Dubose


Twilight of the Idols - The Anti-Christ by Nietzsche
The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell
Silent Bob Speaks - The Collected Writings of Kevin Smith
also, several books on oriental rugs, art, and a textbook on film


CyberKitten said...

Cool collection of books. I'll look forward to any reviews you do of them.

dbackdad said...

I need to step up my reading pace. I'm definitely not in your league there.

CyberKitten said...

With no parther & no children I imagine that I have *much* more time to read than you do. Still 50 books a year doesn't feel enough to me.... [grin].

Sadie Lou said...

Slaughter House 5--it's been a long time since I've read it but dang, what an impact.

dbackdad said...

I feel like a bit of a cretin ... but I've never read Vonnegut. I bought this book and just borrowed Breakfast of Champions from Eric.

greatwhitebear said...

I have beena big fan of Kevin Smith for a long time, I loved Dogma and especially Chasing Amy, and his apperances with Leno and Letterman are always hillarious. Gotta find that book!

dbackdad said...

Yeah, Clerks is one of my favorite flicks.

If you get the chance, check out An Evening with Kevin Smith. It's basically just Q&A footage of him at various colleges across the US. It's pretty funny and Jason Mewes makes an appearance.

Sadie Lou said...

Where the heck have you been?

dbackdad said...

I know. I've been slacking. We went out of town this last weekend. I'm working on two posts right now, one of which (a review of the movie, Breach) will be posted tonight.