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paperback club, pt. 1

Okay, so I have started picking up a lot of good paperbacks since I started working at a used bookstore.  Case in point:

Ah, the famous EPCOT-drink mixer-psychedelic explosion sequence - who could ever forget?

I mean, obviously it’s showing its wear and tear, but as a piece of art it’s pretty undeniably cool, even now.

So for a little bit I’m going to post up the best ones I’ve found at a decent enough quality and maybe offer up a few thoughts on what makes them so good or, at least, what makes them so noteworthily of their time.

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the first science fiction novel i remember reading

This eluded me for years, what it was called.  It wasn’t this edition, though, but a library edition of the original hardback with the blue cover – on the lower left.

The part I remembered best was the part where they fly around the space station on giant pogo sticks. And where they meet old people who grow huge in space. One of those is an exaggeration, but which? Also I really don't think it was dangerous at all. I mean, they sent a kid up there for a quiz-show prize.

Thanks, parochial school library’s lack of attention to weeding!  You made me what I am today, kinda.



now reading
Sterling Noel – I Killed Stalin

Sterling Noel – I Killed Stalin (1951!)

A recent acquisition from the store.