Thursday, April 19, 2007

Book sale!

I don't generally go to many book sales, maybe because I don't hear of them, but I did attend one this morning. I was not one of the first in line as I was taking my daughter to swim class.It sounds like it was a good thing as it was a madhouse. I'm not sure how many books a 'big' sale would consist of, this one advertised 6000 and I wouldn't consider it big. For my $16.25 I bought:

Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim - this is the only VMC I found

Cranford/Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell- I own Cranford so bought this for Cousin Phillis

Parallel Lives- Five Victorian Marriages by Phyllis Rose - I know I heard of this somewhere lately.

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie - I've never read her. Please don't throw anything at me.

Several Barbara Pym - Crampton Hodnet, No Fond Return of Love, and one volume containing Excellent Women (I already own), Jane and Prudence and An Unsuitable Attachment

Also a handful of children's books, favorites look to be Field Guide to N. American Birds, a program from a Disney on Ice production of Snow White (??), and Safari which is a book about Africa published by National Geographic Society and has great photographs.

Lots of fun and we're happy to give new life to these old books.

4 comments:

Karen said...

I never hear of book sales either, but it sounds like you got a very good deal. Happy reading!

Matt said...

I don't even know where they have book sales except for the small one running continually at the local library.
I have a subscription to National Geographic Magazine, it's worth it just for the photographs!

nutmeg said...

Elizabeth and her German Garden! This has been on my wishlist for some time. I am v. jealous. I know as soon as I order it from The Book Depository (a great place for new book orders with no shipping costs!) I will see it in a book sale ;-)

Tara said...

Karen - Thanks!

Matt - We also have a subscription to National Geographic. I usually read one or two articles and just enjoy the photography also.

Nutmeg - I actually saw another copy of Elizabeth and her German Garden over the weekend at a used shop. I guess when it rains, it pours. I also love the Book Depository - great prices and shipping policy. There are too many tempting places to buy books, aren't there?