Saturday, November 06, 2004

Chasing Away the Blues

There is nothing like a warm and sunny November Saturday to rid a person of the the blues except reading a good book or shopping for books. And if you can do all three, well then, ecstasy is just around the corner. I'll be reading later but I did go out with my Bookman for s shop around Half Price Books today. I picked up a copy each of Joseph Campbell's Creative Mythology and Occidental Mythology. I also found Henry James and Edith Wharton, Letters: 1900-1915. My Bookman found two of the Oxford Dickens set he doesn't have, plus The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner. This one looks like it will be a good one. The only other Brunner book I have read is Crucilble of Time which appears to out of print. I liked it very much. So I have high hopes for The Sheep Look Up. Plus it says on the back of the book in the about the author blurb that Brunner coined coined the term "worm" to describe computer viruses. Great new books. Unfortunately I already have lots of other great books to read so who knows when I will get to these particular ones. But just because I might not read them for a year or two or three doesn't mean I can't have them now. Besides, there is something very comforting in being surrounded by books.