Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Road trip report
Clarion Press, London 1901. It's a small fat book, pleasingly chunky being one of my favorite formats, and the gilt lettering and design on the cover is so very nice. $25 at Brattle Book Shop. I hope it's as good to read as it is to look at. At first glance Mr. Blatchford's prose looks a mite purple.
I bought two bags of books at Brattle, two bigger bags at Titcomb's, and just one lonely book at Commonwealth (although there were many more I wanted). The Hyannis bookshop I went to last year is closed on Sundays and Mondays, so I think that today the proprietors must surely be wiping my nose prints off the plate glass window in the front of the shop. I stood up close and gazed at all the books I couldn't get my hands on. How frustrating. The good news is that this means I didn't spend the rent money, tomorrow being the first of the month and all.
Off to work, I'll post more about my trip tomorrow.
Bleak House, Bleak House. What can I say. Well, for starters, we checked in at the Sheraton in Hyannis, and didn't notice until late that night that the cable channels they carry DID NOT include WGBH or any other PBS station for that matter. Arg! I still can't talk about it, it's too upsetting.