Posts tagged: books15-Dec-2014Louis L’Amour on education
From: Education of a Wandering Man, A Memoir by Louis L’Amour
27-Jul-2014audio: Reading from Henry Miller’s “Stand Still Like the Hummingbird”
From: Miller, Henry. “The Hour of Man.” Stand Still Like the Hummingbird.
14-Jun-2014“Imperfection is the language of art” (and what lays behind all good writing)
– Paul Theroux, ‘Hotel Honolulu’
In my own experience, some of the best storytellers have not been people who call themselves writers or artists — and all the snooty connotations that goes along with those labels — no, the best storytellers I have known were normal, everyday people telling interesting stories from normal, everyday events.
05-Jan-2014John Steinbeck on the sudden irrelevance of day-to-day concerns when traveling
08-May-2013Half Price Books employee tossing books and other items into a dumpster
[UPDATE 7/22/2014: Youtube commenters have pointed out that most bookstores do this in order to prevent people from dumpster-diving books and trying to resell the same stuff that was just thrown out. Makes sense. Also, I later learned that Half Price Books donates thousands of books each year to schools and libraries.]
I happened upon the […]
13-Apr-2013thrift score of the day
08-Apr-2013Harlan Hubbard on gardening by hand and the best use of one’s time
From “Payne Hollow: Life on the Fringe of Society”:
09-Feb-2013books and magazines for sale
Visit Koogmo Thrift & Junk to purchase any of the items listed below. You’ll find us located in the Vikon Village Flea Market (Booth #3016).
25-Jan-20133 for $2!!! Everything on the Crappy Bookshelf on sale now! Pick any THREE and pay only $2!
Bibliophiles and bookhounds know that there can be no such thing as a “crappy” book, right? Every book has a purpose, even if it’s just learning how to read, propping a door open, or using as kindling to start a fire.
The Mexican woman who manages the place saw that I was selling books at […]
25-Jan-2013A word of caution on visiting the desert lands of the American West
– Edward Abbey, “Desert Solitaire”