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Otherwise known as an excuse to go to Barnes and Noble and spend money.

Luckily for me, I received a $25 gift card for B&N at work the other day, so I decided to make good use of it. Hit the "sale" table for books and came away with a nice haul.

The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, 1577-1580 by Samuel Bawlf
Captured by Pirates edited by John Richard Stephens
The Tao of War by Wang Chen, translated by Ralph D. Sawyer
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

I'm rather pleased to find The Tao of War was translated by Sawyer. He was the translator on my copies of The Art of War and Military Methods of the Art of War. Actually, I'm pretty pleased with all my purchases. I've been wanting to add The Count of Monte Cristo to my library for quite a while.

In fact, the only things I didn't pick up tonight was The Divine Comedy by Dante. I used to have a great copy in white leather that I lost in the divorce. *sigh* I can find the individual pieces as books, but I'd like to pick it up as one complete book. It would go nicely on the shelf next to Machiavelli.

Got my pitch for the anthology off in the mail this evening. Nothing to do now but start thinking up other ideas in case the editor wants something different. Of course, that's supposing he doesn't ban me from ever e-mailing him another pitch *grin*.

Oh, the music library slowly is being restored. I've uploaded eleven albums this evening (5 anime soundtracks, three goth/heavy metal and two new-age (according to iTunes)). Only about sixty or so to go.



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Jun. 21st, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
Rich, apologies for the off-topic comment. Just wanted to mention I e-mailed you today re: something to do with The Sky's the Limit. If you did NOT get the e-mail, please ping me at amysisson at prodigy dot net and advise me where to send. Thanks!

On-topic, there's nothing better than a good, satisfying trip to the bookstore!
Jun. 21st, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
I did receive the mail. Will be getting back to you soonest (just wanted to get the proposal out this evening).

Actually, a good, satisfying trip to the book store on someone else's money is even better. *grin*
Jun. 21st, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
A couple of goth/metal CD's... do tell, which ones? You see, we Owen Brownians need solidarity in all things, including music...
Jun. 22nd, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
For the metal, I went old school to start with: Black Sabbath and Uriah Heep.

For the gothic sound, I've gotten very attracted to Lacuna Coil and I supplemented this with the Underworld:Evolution soundtrack. I may track down some more bands off of this album one of these days.
Jun. 24th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
Very nice, sir! Excellent choices for the old school... As to the new stuff, I enjoy me some Lacuna Coil, and had the pleasure of seeing them at Ozzfest last year. (Myself and Laura's cousin went with another doc and his wife - imagine that!) I don't have the Underworld: Evolution soundtrack yet, but am intrigued...
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