Saturday, April 21, 2007

finding books

whee! my computer is now updated and is a Tiger!!! woot! and i can actually see websites the way they are supposed to look, instead of all wonky which is what Explorer does on a Mac. i like Safari! can you tell I'm excited? :) so far... so good.... *knocks on wood*

in other news, I went to the Edmonton Journal Book Sale today, which was very fun. Really cheap books - hardcovers are $2 and softcovers are $1. It's still on on Sunday if you want to check it out.

You sure find some interesting books at these things. I found an archiac manual for Illustrator, which i thought was quite hilarious (yes I'm a big geek, if you can't already tell from my excitement over upgrading OS). There were some pretty good photo books tho, so I picked up a few of those. If I didn't already have all of the LOTR books, I could have picked up the whole trilogy for $3. Throw in the Hobbit for $4.

here's some of what I picked up.

"Green" by Benjamin Zucker - art/typography book

"The Practical Guide to Calligraphy"

"The Lions of Al-Rassan" by Guy Gavriel Kay - reading another book by this author right now, and am enjoying it so far, so thought I would pick this one up too.

"The Woodsman's Daughter" by Gwyn Hyman Rubio - an advance uncorrected proof version

"Lost Kingdoms of Maya" National Geographic - very nice big photo book

"Monographics" by Kyle Cooper - a neat little book on the design of film titles and credits (which I love)

"The Illustrated Man" by Ray Bradbury - very happy when I found this, I read a lot of Ray Bradbury in high school.

"Let Me Tell You a Story" by Tony Campolo - I like this guy's speaking, so I'll give one of his books a try.

and my new favorite title ever....

"The Professor and the Madman - A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary"
I just couldn't pass up that title.

2 comments:

Lisa :) said...

you'll have to explain this whole Tiger thing to me. How did I miss this book sale?!!!! oh well, I really really don't NEED more books, but I love them sooooo much!

blankpage80 said...

Tiger is just what the Mac operating system is called. So now my computer has OS 10.4. (it's so nice!)

the book sale was advertised in the Edmonton Journal. I only found out about it cuz somebody at work was talking about it, and posted the ad from the newspaper in the lunchroom.