Friday, January 16, 2009

New Books!

I went to Dallas with my mom and sold a BUNCH of books to Half-Price Books and picked up a few clearance lovelies:

  • A Spot of Bother, by Mark Haddon
  • Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsid Hamin
  • The Accidental, by Ali Smith

Also picked up a couple of Foo Fighters CDs that I lost or didn't own to start with. I love me some Dave Grohl ya know!

Coming just around the corner: review of a new illustrated Wizard of Oz. It's crazy!

23 comments:

  1. Oh buying books cheers me up too. And dear lord, who doesn't love a bit of Dave Grohl. Nice finds!

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  2. Good for you!! They're not worth more than an hour or two of moping at the very most. :-) And Dave Grohl could pretty much make you forget all about it! ;-)

    Lezlie

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  3. I MISS Half Price Bookstores!

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  4. That's the spirit! Buying books always does the trick for me.

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  5. The Accidental was hard to get into, I thought. But I enjoyed it once I got into it.

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  6. I've always wanted to read Ethan Frome, please let me know how it is when you're done. Glad you had fun in Dallas!

    word veri: andisome

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  8. Enjoy your new books, Andi! I've only read A Spot of Bother of those you mention. I really want to read The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

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  9. Ethan Frome is my favorite Wharton book. I have The Reluctant Fundamentalist. I'm interested to see what you think. Love Half Price Books!

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  10. Amen, Amanda! And amen to Dave, too!

    Right on, Lezlie. lol I had a great dream about him once. He was a very nice man. I choose to think he's that way in real life, too.

    I missed them like crazy when I lived in NC, Eva. They're the greatest!

    Me too, Lisa. If I'd bought shoes I might just giggle myself to death.

    Lenore, I found Hotel World was hard to get into, too. Once I did, I looooved it. Hopefully I'll enjoy this one as much.

    Great word verif, Funky! I'll definitely keep you posted on Ethan Frome. I'll probably read it soon since it's short. Short is good!

    Les, I do often think about you and your hubs when I'm bummed about things relationshippy. You guys are a great example that it can happen even when we're at the end of our proverbial ropes. I got a decent chunk of cash: $62 for a couple of bags of books and one box. I would love to send 'em to my bloggy peeps, but the shipping would kill me!

    Thanks, Wendy! I'll keep you posted. The Reluctant Fundamentalist looks fantabulous.

    Kristy, I'm glad to hear it. I have a somewhat hit and miss relationship with Wharton.

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  11. Nice finds! Yay for the power of book retail therapy! :)

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  12. I liked THE ACCIDENTAL a lot, it was one of my favorite in 2008

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  13. I love buying books but I can't do it often. A Spot of Bother and The Accidental are both books I'd like to read. And I think I'll be listening to the Foo Fighters tonight...

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  14. The only one I've read in the group is Ethan Frome. I read it once for a class, then re-read it on my own. Great book.

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  15. Good for you for not wallowing. Books are one of the best ways to do that.

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  16. Ah, I'm sorry you were feeling down but glad to hear at least books were of comfort. I love Half Price Books!
    Hugs.

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  18. i also just saw the post that you pulled and want to send happy internet hugs your way! Remember this, as i have every time i've had a bad second the last 2 months.....we get Obama tomorrow!!!!!

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  19. YAY!! No moping! I wish we had a Half-Price Books =(

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  20. That's my favorite book store :)

    I have a spot of bother too, haven't gotten around to reading it yet...

    those other books sound pretty good too

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  21. I really need to sell some stuff to Half Price books. Soon, I hope.

    I want to read A Spot of Bother. I enjoyed The Curious Incident a ton.

    Ethan Frome is really good!!

    -Lauren
    www.bridgethegapx.blogspot.com
    All Things Non-American

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  22. i'd love to know how that Ali Smith novel is cause i despised Hotel World. but im always up to give an author a second go. :)

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