Saturday, June 4, 2011

My book list

My mom and I went to the book sale today held by the, ahem, Association of University Women, something like that. It was at the old Park Edge Plaza on Sheridan. It was fun because books were only something like $1.

Here is some of what I bought.

1.) "Am I Too Loud?" This is the memoir of the great British pianist Gerald Moore which I have always wanted to read. That is Moore up above! Today we would call him an, ahem, collaborative pianist. He called himself an accompanist.

Should the spirit move you, and I hope it does, you can watch the incomparable Mr. Moore accompanying a baby-faced Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in a vintage "An Die Musik."


Where was I? Oh, right, my purchases at the book sale.

2.) A vintage cookbook on what to do with your Weber grill. We have a Weber grill at Big Blue! The book is rather rugged. There is one chapter on how to cook a whole pig in your Weber grill. I cannot see doing that, but still, this book is a classic, and I am glad I got it.

3.) A Rush Limbaugh book for Howard. Darn, it turns out he already has it. Win some, lose some!

4.) There was one book I actually went looking for specifically. There was a fiction table for authors with letters W-Z. And there it was, lo and behold, a nice cheap paperback of Evelyn Waugh, "Brideshead Revisited." I have been wanting to read this ever since I got more into my, ahem, Catholic faith. Because I have no time to read, I was looking for a nice cheap paperback I could read in bed or in the bathtub or wherever.

I never actually watched the famous TV series, by the way. I will be the only person in the world reading this book without having watched the TV show.

5.) David Dubal's "Evenings With Horowitz."  I have gotten this out from the library and read it before but now I own it. This book is fun. David Dubal is this pianist who made friends with old Horowitz and you just trail after him as he goes to Horowitz's house and hangs out with Horowitz and Wanda. Chapter after chapter passes and that is all that happens. Fine by me, I could read this kind of thing forever. In some ways it reminds me of my experience with Leonard Pennario but in other ways it does not. Pennario was just more fun, I am sorry.

I do not think Horowitz would have been able to do this.

Anyway, lots of reading in my future!

It might be 10 years until I get to it, but better late than never.

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