Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love

I'm still writing book reviews for my library, but I haven't gotten a chance to post any here. #mybad

Sometimes it is nice to know that even the greatest minds in history have
failed at love. In his new book, Great philosophers who failed at love,
Andrew Shaffer reintroduces us to great historical figures, but with a new
twist. For example, did you know that French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre
adopted his mistress as his daughter? Or that Henry Ward Beecher, one of
the most famous ministers in America, was sued for having “criminal
conversations” with another man’s wife? Shaffer’s book is brimming with
juicy tidbits about scandals, murder, unrequited love, and maybe even a
little mayhem. This light read will make you laugh and make you rethink
everything you have ever been taught about some of the great figures in

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Christmas Shopping in September!

And it continues!

Since I am working two jobs, I have to get creative when it comes to Christmas shopping. As I mentioned in the previous post, I have been getting a lot of gifts at 2nd and Charles (ie Heaven) where you take your old DVDs and Books and get store credit for new things. Pretty awesome right? I love it, but I have run out of things to take there for store credit. What to do? I came up with this pretty awesome idea (at least I think so). Since the weather is starting to cool down a lot of people are having yardsales. I have been getting up the last couple of Saturdays and gone hunting for books!

Last week I went to 5 different yardsales and spent a total of $20 on 5 boxes of books. From there I took these books to 2nd and Charles. There were some they couldn't take because they have multiple copies already, but I was given about $75 in store credit. Pretty awesome considering I only spent $20?

Well what about those books they didn't take? I plan to hold onto them until the number of copies they have are down.

So what did I buy?
Well I did a little shopping for myself. The Sandman (vol. 1) by Neil Gaiman and 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff are mine.
63 Documents that the Government doesn't want you to read is for my dad (not sure if he will like it). And Sarah's Key and We're Just Like You, Only Prettier are for my sisters (though I don't know who is getting which....)
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