Box o' buck books (or two buck books, whatever)

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Oh, like I needed these. Don't tell me. And it's WAY too late to reprimand me. And no, I don't have space to put all these on my shelves. Which is another issue I'll have to deal with.

But it's not my fault! The AAUW had their annual book fair, and my sweet mama gave me money to go. Then 1/2 Price Books, my arch-nemesis in the frugality game, had a blowout clearance sale. Sigh. And there WAS the semi-annual library book sale.

Who am I to resist such temptation?

But what will I do with all these BOOKS?????

Here's the bounty:

Vanity Fair by William Thackery
Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund
Christianity on Trial by Vincent Carroll and David Shiflett (this was FREE! I had to take it!)
The Fixer, The Natural & The Assistant (one volume) by Bernard Malamud
Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve
The Stories of John Cheever by, who else, John Cheever (10 cents at Goodwill - I was only supposed to be dropping off, not picking up!)
China Court by Rumer Godden
The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult (10 cents at Goodwill, see above!)
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
The Child From the Sea by Elizabeth Goudge
Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge
Gentian Hill by Elizabeth Goudge
B.F.'s Daughter by John P. Marquand
So Little Time by John P. Marquand
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde (love the Thursday Next books!)
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter (a childhood favorite, now replaced)
Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Throne of the World by Louis DeWohl
Penmarric by Susan Howatch
Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (never read this - have only seen the movie!)
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian
Risk Pool by Richard Russo (the only repeat of the bunch - I'll give it away)

Zman says, "Mom, you're gonna have to start READING 'em and stop BUYING 'em."



That is a treasure for sure.

Middle Sister says the same thing to me that Zman says to you. But I think I read plenty! So many great books, so little time.

I didn't know Dave Shiflett had ever written a book! He's an old friend of ours from Cacciaguida's days in journalism.

Read em then share em with the rest of us ;)

smockdaddy says that an intellectual's virility is measured by the number of books he has -- so why would anyone ever stop buying them? ::wink::

You will LOVE "Mary Poppins"; so much better than the movie. There is also "Mary Poppins Comes Back."
And say hi to Elnora for me when you get to the Limberlost. I love that book (and all Stratton-Porter) and finally met a real Elnora!

I can't believe you were lucky to pick up three Elizabeth Goudge books at a bargain! Jesus must love you a lot.

Wow...I totally couldn't have resisted that. I enjoyed The Memory Keeper's Daughter but was "eh" with The Time Traveler's Wife. Have fun reading!

If you have more Patrick O'Brians, the VA hospital will love to have them when you're done with them.



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