Man, my shelves are groaning. Every so often the thrift store nearby has a bumper crop of goodies. Anyone familiar with any of these titles? I enjoyed The Woman in White last year and have been looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of The Moonstone. Today was my lucky day. Then there's Oscar Wilde. I loved The Picture of Dorian Gray, so Complete Short Fiction is a logical next step. Fitzgerald! I haven't read anything by him except The Great Gatsby, which I was actually kind of so-so on. But I at least want to be a little more familiar with his other works before I make a call on whether I like him or not. This Side of Paradise for less than a dollar? I could hardly pass that up. The Emperor's Children (a couple of women friends finding themselves in NYC) sounds kind of . . . campy. And it won the NYT Book Review's Book of the Year award, which is something, so into the basket it goes. Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man looks like it will scratch my addict-memoir itch quite nicely, as will The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, which is a memoir of stroke recovery. Then, lastly, The Bookseller of Kabul (a stalwart fellow keeps a bookshop open in war-torn Afghanistan) How could ANYONE with a bookshelf and a heart pass that up?!