My Treasures

Today was the first day of the Saskatoon Symphony Book Sale. If you’re on Facebook with me you’ll know I was lamenting spending an hour and a half shopping for clothes yesterday. I hate clothes shopping. Book and record shopping however… YAY! I spent 2 hours there today and it seemed like only minutes. So here are the treasures I snagged today (for a grand total of $30):

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Dear James: Letters to a Young Illustrator by R.O. Blechman

In the tradition of Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet, Dear James is an indispensable tool for any up-0and-coming creative person looking for advice and inspiration, as well as a memorable read for those daring enough to chase their dreams

 

 

 

 

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My Life and Hard Times by James Thurber

Mostly it’s about the wildly incredible things people do when they think they’re acting with common sense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Portable Dorothy Parker

The collected stories and poems of one of the most beguiling and witty of moderns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Guide to Nature Viewing Sites in and Around Saskatoon edited by Peter Jonker and Bernie Gollop

(I think I may have a newer version of this already, but I wasn’t sure, and for a buck how could I lose?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

…exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sabine’s Notebook and The Golden Mean by Nick Bantock

(The second and third books in the Griffin and Sabine trilogy – I already have the first one.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Everybody’s Favorite Songs

(A music book with old songs in it – and it includes ukelele tabs! In case I ever get a ukelele…)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Folk Blues

(another music book)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Microjazz Duets Collection 2

(On my electric piano I can record one part and then play a duet with myself. That’s not pathetic, it’s creative, right? đŸ™‚ )

 

 

 

 

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Great Jazz Songs

(another music book)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty

(We had this record set when I was a kid! Two 78’s that tell the story of Sleeping Beauty including snippets from Tchaikovsky’s score.)

 

 

 

 

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Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Little Fishes: Animal Folk Songs Sung by Pete Seeger

(A Pete Seeger LP for kids for $2! That was a no-brainer.)

 

 

 

 

 

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Aesop’s Fables

(Read by BORIS KARLOFF! This LP was my best find of the day.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope to get back to the sale once more next week, but if I don’t, I’m totally happy with what I got today.

 

 

 

 

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  1. What a wonderful and unique list. Oddly enough, my daughter wants a ukulele:)

    Thanks for sharing AND…congratulations on your SK Book Award for Dear Flyary!!!!! You totally deserve that!!!!!!!!!!!

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