ossobuco wrote: http://www.powells.com/
I happen to like police procedurals
set in different countries around the world,
and Powell's has always had a good selection.
What I'm getting at is that from my view, their selection can be
more wide ranging than amazon, or used to be.
But basically it is one huge bookstore.
My philosophy of travelling is to enjoy the best that the locality has to offer.
Sometimes, I cannot predict whether I 'll ever return there.
It has been my belief that going "frugal" can bring bad luck,
in that merchants will endeavor to recover any loss of profit
by diminution of quality or quantity, in ways that may be less
than obvious, until its too late. I usually tend to enjoy hi-end luxury,
fun, n beauty and encourage that in the members of my SIG.
I believe that u can enjoy life better, and get along better
if u r willing to throw some cash around in a fun-loving turn of mind.
(U get better service, as a general rule; that goes double for Las Vegas.)
At the risk of telling tales out of school, when I joined Mensa in 1978,
I was less than pleased to find that most of NY Mensa 's events
in its monthly social calendar (now, bi-monthly) seemed oriented
toward saving $$ rather than having a good time. I said that I did not
need Mensa to save money; I can just stay home and sleep,
if that were my goal; ergo, the birth of the Opulent Mensan SIG
(briefly, a local chapter of the National Rich Mensan SIG).
I founded it for Mensans who wanted to go out n have a good time.
Our goal was hedonic BLISS
, not economy.
Here is our O M SIG Blurb-Credo, published in NY Mensa's social calendar:
"Our goal is to evoke incandescent joy from within your being.
Luxuriate in the ambient splendor and culinary hedonism
of Manhattan’s most opulent restaurants. Abundant is the
delight of evening’s leisurely conversation with fine Mensan
friends, over a sumptuous repast, in warmth and deep beauty.
Our purpose is your ecsatasy." (I was limited to 50 words.)
Osso, please tell me
your 2 favorite, most coveted, police procedual books
and I will send them to u, if Powell's has them.