Another Late Post, But This Time, I Have an Excuse

I know, I know. Another late post. But this time it’s because I was running around all morning. My first stop: the Friends of the Arlington Public Library Spring Book Sale. Historically, I’ve seen the signs advertising such sales, but then I forget about them (much to my wife’s and my bookshelves’ relief). Not this time. Not only did I go, but I also did very well, I think.

Book Sale

I know, I know. I should buy books from a bookseller, preferably an independent one. I want writers to get paid, and sales like this don’t result in royalty payments. But hey, at least I’m supporting my local library, so that’s something.

More importantly, I scored quite a few classics, some new books (new to me at least), and some books that I am secretly ashamed of having not read yet (Fahrenheit 451, A Wizard of Earthsea, and A Canticle for Leibowitz, I’m looking at you). Dandelion Wine, The Partly Cloudy Patriot, and A Dirty Job should be a lot of fun. And CBS’s Sunday Morning recently did a segment on a new movie about Thor Heyerdahl’s trip across the Pacific, so I couldn’t resist that. And Battle Cry of Freedom is another book I’ve been wanting to read (Can you tell I’m trying to increase my nonfiction reading?). As for A History of Warfare, that was recommended during the Writing Excuses podcast recently, so I had to pick it up (even though I’m pretty sure I already have a copy from college that is currently sitting in my parent’s attic–don’t tell my wife!).

Anyway, then it was time for a haircut and lunch, and here I am. Now I need to get some work done before I head to my first Nationals game of the season. I’m already craving the delicious gut bomb known as the Half Smoke all the way from Ben’s Chili Bowl.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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