A successful run at library book sale #3

Honestly I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived at the third and final book sale of the season at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon library. I forgot to stop at the bank on my way there and had only $5 in my pocket. This was going to make it tough if there were some good finds.

After walking around for about 20 minutes, I finished the Classics and Fiction sections and had four books in my hand. I was debating whether to call it quits or to venture into the nonfiction room when I saw the sign. Everything, except for hardcovers was 50 cents. Well, that meant I actually had $3 left to spend, which meant six more possible books.

I scored some good finds in the nonfiction section and with money still left to spend, I went for a second walk through. I managed to find two more books I wanted. In the end, I bought 8 books and had a $1 left. I somehow stayed under budget while getting an armful of books. Not a bad day.

So here is what I bought:

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

I read this back in high school after we had to watch the movie in history class. I thought I had a copy of it on my shelf and was shocked that I didn’t. It will be nice to revisit this story.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

I had heard about this book through the years but never thought twice about it. Lately, I keep hearing people mention it. So when I saw it on the shelf during the sale, I figured why not.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I have always wanted to read this and from what I hear, it’s good. Now that I have a copy of it, maybe I will read it sooner rather than later.

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Now that I have read People of the Book and loved it, I want to read her other books. Lo and behold, this book was available. Score!

Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine by Ann Hood

You already know that I am trying to read Hood’s other novels. I loved Obituary Writer. I found The Book that Matters Most at the last book sale and now I found this one. I think this will be on my reading list for the summer.

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

This was my impulse buy. I have heard of this book but never read it. It was only 50 cents so why not.

Into the Wild and Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Though Missoula was extremely hard to get through because of the subject matter, Krakauer did a great job in presenting the facts and laying out an informational story that kept the reader engaged. Into the Wild appears on a bunch of “must read” lists and Into Thin Air just sounds like an interesting story.

What books have you recently bought? Have you read any on this list? Let’s discuss!




9 thoughts on “A successful run at library book sale #3

  1. I’ve read Into the Wild, and I really enjoyed it for the most part! My biggest issue was Krakauer takes a couple chapters in the middle to randomly be like “when I went camping once, something bad happened to me too, so I’m the same as Chris McCandless”, which was just annoying. But honestly, if you skip those chapters, the rest is amazing! And the movie is really great, too. I highly recommend it if you haven’t watched it yet!

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  2. Into Thin Air is one of my favourites – he does such an amazing job setting up summit fever 🏔 (I was continuously putting down the book to look up Everest outfitters … spoiler: they’re well beyond a grad student budget.)

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      • Yes! Exactly! The Pacific Crest Trail is *only* 1700 kilometres – and Everest is *only* 8.8 kilometres high! Pft! Easy peasy! 😆


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