The glory of purchasing a pile of new books, for me, is the greatest glory. Just scooped up? Jules Verne’s The Castle of Transylvania (which is next on my reading list, considering I have but 30 pages left of the ever brilliant Wilkie Collins’ Moonstone), Alexander Pushkin’s Tales of Belkin (I love the Melville Art of the Novella Pressings–I have a ton of these, but want them all!), and Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer’s Like Shaking Hands with God: A Conversation on Writing. I’m hoping this little book will inspire me in summer endeavors in writing.