Archive for February 9, 2007

New Bargains in the House

February 9, 2007

remainder1.JPGOne good thing about being knocked off your feet is the fact that there’s time for reading. Luckily for me, I had browsed River City Books’ remainder tables prior to shutdown. Recently, they got fresh batches of bargain books and I was especially excited to see a collection of short stories from one of my very favorite writers — Women With Men by Richard Ford — that was on sale for the miniscule price of $3.98. Here’s a guy with a Pulitzer and Pen Faulkner award on his mantel. I didn’t find this collection as engrossing, say, as Independence Day or The Lay of the Land, but to me Ford is like pizza — some batches are better than others, but it’s never bad. And, hey, that’s just one of many new titles worth checking out.