One of the local thrift stores near my place of work has a special where you can load up a basket of books for $5.00. Normally, I’ll pick up 2-3 books while I’m there, not enough to take advantage of the special deal. However, when I went on Saturday, I hit the jackpot and loaded up. The fun part was shopping, the not-so-fun part was hauling them back to my car which was about half a mile away.
For $5.00, I picked up:
- The Magician King by Lev Grossman
- Five classic Fear Street books by R.L. Stine (The New Evin, The Cheater, The First Scream, The Dead Lifeguard, and Broken Hearts) — which I’m planning to hand off to my niece if she doesn’t already have them. It’s time to introduce her to some of my childhood favorites.
- Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
- The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
- Men at War edited by Ernest Hemingway
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
- Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding
- Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
(background corgi sold separately)