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Friday Finds (library sale/goodwill)

likenessWent to my local library sale here in Iowa last week, and though they didn’t have any books for 10 cents this time, I’m still pleased with my finds.  I got the following 4 books for $3:

  • Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • The Likeness by Tana French (I got In the Woods last year at this same library sale!)

And then I went to my local Goodwill (which I LOVE) and found American Pastoral by Philip Roth (a Pulitzer winner) for only $0.60.

Not bad!

More Library Sale Finds

I went back to the Newport, Ky library sale on Saturday morning and found some more excellent books:

  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley — 50 cents
  • The Confessions of Nat Turner by Styron — 10 cents (Pulitzer winner)
  • House Made of Dawn by Momaday — 10 cents (Pulitzer winner)
  • True History of the Kelly Gang — 10 cents (Booker winner)
  • Smilla’s ‘Sense of Snow — 10 cents
  • Mrs. Mike by Benedict & Nancy Freedman — 10 cents

Not bad for $1.00!!

Friday (Library Sale) Finds 09.11.09

fridayfindsWent to a library sale here in Kentucky, and though I didn’t come away with much, I’m very pleased with my finds!  I would have bought so much more if I had been in Iowa, but I already have too many books to bring back that I had to limit myself.

  • Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau — this is an older Pulitzer that I got for 10 cents!!
  • Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse — 10 cents — I was already thinking of purchasing this for the Japanese challenge!
  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers — 10 cents
  • Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis — 25 cents — another Pulitzer winner
  • The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing — 10 cents
  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly  – $1.00

A great day, and I may go back tomorrow because they’re always putting new books out.  I’m just in love with library sales and always will be…

Friday (59 cent Goodwill) Finds 10.31.08

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley

Friday Finds 10.17.08


Vampire Hunter D by Hideyuki Kikuchi. I found this at Amazon or B&N when I was looking for Japanese reading material. It would fit three challenges for me: Japanese, RIP III, and A-Z (V title).  I have no idea what I’d be getting myself into by reading this title, but it seems it is quite popular and there is even a movie series of it.  I believe there are several books in the series as well.

Death with Interruptions by Jose Saramago.  Saw this at the library and knew I wanted to read it.  BiblioAddict has a great review.

Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan. Another one at the library. Logophilia has a very favorable review.

Friday (Library Sale) Finds

I forgot (#%@*&!) to go to Omaha’s Library Sale in early September. I love their sales because the trade paperbacks are alphabetized and only 50 cents. I love it, but I missed it.   Oh, well, the next one is in December, and I will be there with book bags.

So anyway, I was excited to go to a library sale closer to where I live yesterday. Disappointing.  Kind of pitiful, really. I only came out with three books of any interest and, oh yeah, their trades are $1.00. It wasn’t a total loss, though. I picked up some great books I had on hold, plus these three from the sale:

  • In the Woods by Tana French
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • The Late George Apley by John P. Marquand (Pulitzer winner in 1938)