Sunday, May 30, 2010

In My Mailbox (5)

In My Mailbox is a meme run over at The Story Siren by Kristi and it’s a fantastic way to check out what other bloggers are getting their hands on. Especially since BEA was this past week, sadly I wasn’t able to go and I am SO jealous of those who did, so a lot of bloggers are going to have massive hauls.

Mine this week was a good size, but I can’t compete. Still, I barely spent any money on books for the amount that I was able to score. So here they are.

I went to Value Village – don’t laugh – it’s basically a thrift store here in Ontario like the Salvation Army and I love going there for books. In fact, I love going to thrift stores period of books. Where I am we have a Goodwill that’s only books and several VVs along with Sally Anne’s to go along with all the used book stores. Seriously, thrift stores are the most amazing things ever. You can get some really amazing books like I have over the years for under $4 all the time. I’m talking hardcovers, antiques, first editions, everything. This week I was able to find;

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
I LOVE the movie and have wanted to read the book that started it all for quite a while.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
This is like brand new. I was so excited.

The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty
This book just sounded really fun, so I bought it.

Then, I had $75 worth of points on my Shoppers Optimum Card, so while I was there picking up nail polish I raided the book section and came out with;

My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent
I was so surprised to find it out before the June 1 release date. Seriously, my jaw dropped and I did a double take.

Swoon by Nina Malkin

Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

Dark Secrets 2 by Elizabeth Chandler
Even though I already own these books as individual books, I needed the second volume to match the first that I got. I wouldn’t have bought either at all but I have not been able to find one of the books in the first volume in used book stores anywhere.

So this is what I got in my mailbox this week. What’s in yours?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Library sales are another great place to get cheap books - plus you`re supporting your local library.