What to expect for the rest of 2009

I’m finding it increasingly harder to locate copies of  bestsellers published before 1940 and even more recent titles are getting scarce. Fortunately, some of the great older books are being reissued either in paperback or in digital format.

I’ll be finishing out  2009 with reviews of an assortment of vintage books I have unearthed. Most will be from the bestseller lists, but some will be famous or notable books that were not the top sellers of their day.

I wasn’t able to find the #7 bestselling novel on the 1928 list before the date when it should have appeared. I’ve since located a copy.  I’ll post a review of  Old Pybus by Warwick Deeping next Wednesday.

Linda Gorton Aragoni

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Linda Aragoni

I read. I write. I think. I make big ideas simple. I help teachers teach expository writing to teens and adults. In my free time, I read and review old novels.

2 thoughts on “What to expect for the rest of 2009”

    1. Interlibrary loan only works if the book I want is in my library system: very few classic novels are. My library does not borrow out of system, so if I want something from a library 30 miles away in another system, I have to drive there.

      My best sources of vintage novels are college libraries. They not only have good libraries but honest-to-goodness librarians. Local libraries are fortunate if their “librarian” has gone past high school.


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