Books acquired: Calvino, Caro.

Courtesy of the great Second Editions bookstore at the main library. The Power Broker is one of those books that’s been hanging out on my Amazon wish list for a while, but I never felt excited enough about starting it to drop twenty bucks on it. For $5, though? In what looks to be brand new condition? That’s a different value proposition.

As mentioned previously, I tried to read Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities last year and didn’t finish it. Not for any particular reason; I just ran out of steam and moved on to something else. I could tell that on a future return to that book something would unlock for me and I’d probably really like it, so when I saw this edition of If on a winter’s night a traveler today, I figured it was a sign from the universe to try a different Calvino.

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