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    Bookfair Books

    There’s a great annual book fair in this town that I’ve been going to for the last couple of years. The selection was not as great as last year, and I ended up buying a bunch of books that I plan to read in the future, but not necessarily soon. All of thirteen of the books cost me $15. Unless otherwise said, I haven’t read any of these books.

    Left column (from top down):
    The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
    Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
    Selected Plays by Anton Chekhov – Great for my Russian Reading Challenge.
    Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes – Well, one day.
    Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik – The most expensive book I bought at $3.50, but I’ve read this book and loved it.
    The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde – Someone priced this book at $0.25! How could I not buy such a fun book for a quarter?
    William, an Englishman by Cicely Hamilton – It was a dollar, and I bought it for the nice edition and binding. I have never heard of the author or the book. It looks like a terrible read too.

    Right Column (top down):
    The Mill on the Floss by George Eilot – Seen the miniseries so buying the book is a type of masochism
    Tess of the d’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
    Summer by Edith Wharton
    Bleakhouse
    by Charles Dickens
    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – More masochism?
    The Known World
    by Thomas P. Jones – Pulitzer book that I haven’t really heard of, but I’m trying to read more Pulitzers.