New (to me) books!

When I woke up this morning, I had the urge to go thrift-storing. Using my feminine wiles, I convinced Greg to go with me. The one thrift store I was planning on going to was strangely closed. We got there at 10am, but the sign on the door said “Closed, will return 9:00am”–Damn lying sign! Anyhoo, that set us back on the road, where we drove about 1/2 a mile farther down the highway and visited a thrift store that I had never been to before. I knew that some sort of divine intervention must have happened and that I had been blessed. Pulling into the parking lot, there was a big sign announcing “TODAY’S SALE: BOOKS 10¢.”


I wound up getting 8 new-to-me books for the low-low price of $0.80:


  • The Sword and the Stone — T.H. White
  • The Widow of the South — Robert Hicks
  • Foucault’s Pendulum — Umberto Eco
  • Mistborn — Brandon Sanderson
  • The Mission Song — John LaCarré
  • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon — Stephen King
  • The Devil Colony — James Rollins
  • Bloodline — James Rollins

This in addition to the two books I picked up yard saleing last weekend:


  • A Vintage Affair — Isabel Wolff
  • Under the Tuscan Sun — Francis Mayes

Of course, I’m adding all these new titles after I had just organized my main bookshelf.

My main bookshelves, soon after being dusted and organized--before this latest infusion of books
My main bookshelves, soon after being dusted and organized–before this latest infusion of books

Yay for heaps of books and an ever-growing TBR pile!


2 thoughts on “New (to me) books!

  1. Awesome!

    I’ve been wanting to read Mistborn…. but there’s always an enormous long waiting list to get that one at the library… since Sanderson is all famous now with his finishing the Wheel of Time series for Jordan. Ah well, at least there is no shortage of other books to read in the meantime!

  2. I’ve read the Eco and both Rollins books. Enjoyed all of them, but obviously the Eco experience was an entirely different one from the Rollins experience. The Wolff looks intriguing to me.

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