Friday, October 26, 2012

Retail Therapy



I was in need of some retail therapy today.

Bad.

Fortunately, today was the opening day of our library's annual book sale.

(Some people's retail therapy consists of buying shoes. Mine involves buying used books.)

The picture above represents just the fiction haul. (List below.)

Here's the nonfiction.


And here they are, happy together.  (Me too.)


In Zanesville, by Jo Ann Beard
The Weight of All Things, by Sandra Benitez
A Judy Blume Collection: Three Novels: Deenie, It's Not the End of the World, and Then Again, Maybe I Won't, by Judy Blume (this one is for Betty)
The Double Bind, by Chris Bohjalian
A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libby Bray
Possession, by A.S. Byatt
Breaking Silence, by Linda Castillo
Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetze
Bluesman, by Andre Dubus III
The Liar's Diary, by Patry Francis
Mrs. Kimble, by Jennifer Haigh
Tabloid City, by Pete Hamill
Winter's Tale, by Mark Helprin
Eli the Good, by Silas House
A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
The Heretic's Daughter, by Kathleen Kent
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart
One Heart, by Jane McCafferty
Junebug, by Maureen Mccoy
Morning Sky, by Judith Miller
The Cat's Table, by Michael Ondaatje
Outside the Ordinary World, by Dori Ostermiller
The Fates Will Find Their Way, by Hannah Pittard
Bigfoot Dreams, by Francine Prose
Icy Sparks, by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
The Year We Left Home, by Jean Thompson
Affinity, by Sarah Waters
You Are Special: Words of Wisdom from America's Most Beloved Neighbor, by Fred Rogers
Cultivating Delight:  A Natural History of My Garden, by Diane Ackerman
The Secret to True Happiness, by Joyce Meyer
The Women's Chronology: A Year-by-Year Record, From Prehistory to the Present, by James Trager

Total cost? $19.50!


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4 comments:

Cindy Smith said...

It must be something in the air because I needed retail therapy today as well. Sadly I had a list of things i wanted to get and nothing i liked or could find.

Great books you got and isn't it nice when you can walk away with that many books for such a cheap price? Happy REading

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

That is my kind of retail therapy! Great haul and for such a good deal. Enjoy!

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Peppermint Ph.D. said...

Oh. my. goodness. What a FABULOUS sale!! :)

Book Dragon said...

sorry to hear you needed retail therapy but so glad you were able to go to the library's sale. What a great haul! I shudder to think of the "new" cost.