Saturday, January 29, 2011

Aquisitions: Thrift Shopping

A dear friend and I went thrift shopping this afternoon, for items unrelated to books, but it's nigh impossible for either of us to ignore the siren's call of used books.

For about $15, I purchased:

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
So Far from Home: the Diary of Mary Discoll, an Irish Mill Girl by Barry Denenberg
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
A Fine White Dust by Cynthia Rylant
Pregnancy: the Ultimate Week-by-Week Guide by Dr. Laura Riley
What to Expect Your First Year by Arlene Eisenberg
Vampires in the Mists Christie Golden
March by Geraldine Brooks
Monster by Frank Peretti
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques
The Discworld Graphic Novels by Terry Pactchett (The Colour of Magic & The Light Fantastic)
Hank Zipper by Henry Winkler
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Tess of the d'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
Steal Away Home by Lois Ruby
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

EDIT: I'm experimenting with the idea of doing video each aquisitions post. This is my first attempt. Format and Titles may change. Also my outfit and hair.

In the Mailbox is meme created by The Story Siren.


  1. Can't wait to hear about the reads. :)

  2. ooooh A Reliable Wife was intense. You'll like it.

    So.... my xange subscriptions started ending up in my junk mail, even when I marked them as safe. And eventually I forgot to go get them and I'd only go find them every now and then. So I just last week shifted your xanga to my blog reader - I'm consolidating. And today you announce a new blog! In any case, I'm glad to feel back in touch!

  3. Unfortunately, MONSTER is Peretti's weakest book. If you want to read his best book, get your hands on THE VISITATION. Also HOUSE, by Peretti and Dekker, is excellent.