Saturday, June 25, 2005

the book I'm reading

A couple of weeks ago, Cliff and I stopped at a garage sale.  We always try to stop at country garage sales because they're more likely to have farm-related things, or tools and such.  No such luck here.  If you are a garage-sale fanatic, you've been to this kind of place:  mostly junk, all of it dirty, and a garage that smells like the inside of a cat-litter box.  As you leave, you check the soles of your shoes for cat or dog poop.

I hate to waste my time at a garage sale and then take nothing home.  So I browsed through a box of yellowed, tattered paperback books.  Your choice for a quarter, or five for a dollar.

I grabbed anything that looked like it wasn't a saccharine-sweet love story.  Once home, I checked between the pages for roaches.

I'm reading the first of the group now:  Scruples, by Judith Krantz.  I'd never have thought I'd enjoy a book about high society and the world of fashion, but by george, it isn't bad... a bit outdated, though.  The original publishing date is 1978.

6 comments:

tendernoggle said...

I had to laugh when I read about you checking for roaches in the books...I thought I was the only one who does that!!! lol
Carlene

marainey1 said...

I remember reading that book some time ago...I used to visit our local library often.  Now my reading material comes from my daughter who cleans for a lady that loves to read and then passes the books on to me.  I just gave my mom 2 shopping bags full of books for her garage sale.  I hope no bugs are in them !!!

Happy Reading !  'On Ya'  - ma

bnanajm said...

I read that book a long time ago and I think I probably have it in my storage room.  There was a leak in the roof several years ago and I know a lot of the books were ruined and prolly smell just like that garage did.  I think I enjoyed it too.

dbaumgartner said...

I haven't read that book in ages.  It is good and I do like Judith Krantz.  

Happy Reading!!!

lmitc89854 said...

I think there is a sequel to Scruples. Check the library.

ryanagi said...

That's a good book! I like Judith Krantz books. LOL