Wow, I hate myself for titling this post that, it’s so trendy now. But really, once you see what I got in Portland, you will understand and forgive. See, they have this GIANT book store called Powell’s with new and used stuff and it takes up a whole city block and then some. I spent three full hours there! I have even sold them books, by mail, and if I could remember what exactly I had shipped them back in 2009 when I was clearing out space for the nine boxes of crap from my office at The Record Label, I’m sure I’d have gone and seen if they were still there. Instead, I headed immediately for the YA section, and while there was only one Norma Klein book (sob), I was rewarded with THIS FIND.
I know! I know! Only $11.95. Here’s the front view.
I can’t believe I carried a box set of books home, but I did. Also, two books that I didn’t have from Norma Fox Mazer. So.excited.
BTW, I already have a copy of AYTG? IMM so I may give away my other one, except it’s from my childhood and sentimentally reminds me of how baffled I was by the concept of a belt being involved with feminine hygiene. This is what happens when you read books which are already out of date by the time you hit puberty. But remember when I had some kind of attention span and inhaled books rather than blog posts and tweets? Good times!
Anyhoo, in other news, I’m home! I’ll be sharing last thoughts on the trip once I catch up on some sleep and other things that need to be done when you’ve been away for two weeks and left things like “the curtains fell down in the living room” to await your return. Also, I may re-read Then Again, Maybe I Won’t. Or Blubber. Maybe both.
Actually, I just noticed this set doesn’t have Deenie! Is anyone going to be in Portland anytime soon? Special consideration if you want to trade for a well-used copy of AYTG? IMM.