Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Hunt Starts Monday [Updated]

I haven't been able to hunt for any books because I've been working as a parking lot Nazi for a local baseball stadium. However, this starting Monday and ending on Thursday I'll be hunting for two books that I must read - The New New Journalism: Conversations with America's Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft and The Things They Carried. Of course, I'll be searching for the lowest price books, digging through value bins and used sections. If all else fails, it's Internet shopping for me!

The reason I want The New New Journalism is because I'm attempting to implement myself into the new age of media. Because I've never once taken a journalism course in my life, it's not an easy thing to do. I can write fiction - I was an English major with a strong focus on American Literature and creative writing - but journalism isn't my cup of tea. I go on too much - if you couldn't tell.

As for The Things They Carried, I was told it was a great book. And I'm sure it is. It's one of those books I should've read in college or high school, but never got around to doing it because my teachers/professors sucked.

I'll keep you all posted.

Update: I've been turning this over in my head. At Hastings bookstore, I can probably still pick up three of the four Space Odyssey books: 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: Odyssey Two and 3001: The Final Odyssey . That just leaves me with the search for book three, 2061: Odyssey Three, which can possibly be found at Books 'n' Things in McAllen. I might wind up spending about $21 for the three that I can possibly get at Hastings, if they're still there. We'll see.

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