Saturday, March 05, 2011

Library Book Sale!

I can't believe I haven't posted all week! We're at the end of an academic term at work, so that means wrapping up one and beginning a new term on March 16th. This is the busiest time during the changeover, so I'll be in and out.

I get off at 3:00 on Fridays, and I needed to pop by the library to pick up my copy of Room. I've been on the waiting list for EONS, so I'm definitely going to devour it before it goes back to the 'brary. When Chuck and I pulled up, we saw THE SIGN OF ALL SIGNS: Book Sale Friday and Saturday.

Jackpot!!!

I was good, though. I managed to only buy three books:



Yum-O! I've heard lots of buzz over the years about The Madonnas of Leningrad, I've never read Philippa Gregory, and after all the talk of Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad, I just had to snap this one up.

I was a little surprised at only coming away with three books, but I am reallyyyy trying not to add to our already too-full townhouse. Chuck, on the other hand, made quite the haul with some photography books and several books on Japanese and Chinese cooking. I think I might reap the benefits of those purchases.

Sooo, have you read any of these goodies I bought? Thoughts? Warnings?

15 comments:

  1. I LOVE Madonnas of Leningrad. One that I recommend to many people. Hope you will enjoy!! (and, oh, the restraint with only 3 books!)

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  2. I've only read one Gregory book - er...The Other Boleyn Sister/Girl, damn I can't remember the name... Anyway, I did really like it. So full of intrigue and naughtiness. :)

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  3. I LOVE when that happens...I can't believe the books you can purchase through the library for only a dollar or two!!

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  4. Looks like a good haul. I have read The Constant Princess, and while I liked it, I didn't think it was anything amazing. I read The Keep by Jennifer Egan, but haven't got to this one yet. It is on my TBR pile, though. Madonnas of Leningrad has been on my 'list' forever. Should really get a copy!

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  5. It looks like you went for quality over quantity this time.

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  6. I've only read one novel by Gregory (The Other Boleyn Girl) and I have to say I really liked it. It was raunchy, naughty, and had me hooked. I have a couple of her other titles on my shelf, including this one, I just haven't read them yet. :)

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  7. Enjoy Room-- I think you will devour it. It's my book club book this month. We're not meeting for a couple of weeks, so when I picked it up last night, I only meant to read a little bit. I finished it this more. Think that's a good sign :)

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  8. I really want to read something by Jennifer Egan. You should read this one and review it to encourage me, or discourage me should it be the case. :) I'm amazed at your self control!

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  9. I am awed to silence at your restraint. Library book sales are like catnip to me, and I am unable to resist buying at least ten books.

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  10. I was a disappointed with The Madonnas of Leningrad.

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  11. LOVE Phillipa Gregory! She is definitely a guilty pleasure. I devoured three of her novels in a row whilst on vacation a couple of years ago. Very satisfying. Haven't read the title you bought, but I'll definitely have to seek it out.

    Enjoy your reading!

    Canadian Chickadee

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  12. LOVE Phillipa Gregory! She is definitely a guilty pleasure. I devoured three of her novels in a row whilst on vacation a couple of years ago. Very satisfying. Haven't read the title you bought, but I'll definitely have to seek it out.

    Enjoy your reading!

    Canadian Chickadee

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  13. I love the used book sales at my library! Enjoy your new books!

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  14. I've read one book by Gregory but the title escapes me right now. It was good though and I'm looking forward to reading more by her in the future. Sounds like you found some good books...I love library sales!

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  15. Thanks, Melanie! I'm really looking forward to it after so many good comments.

    Trisha, a lot of people seem to really like Gregory. From what I hear her books are a little naughty and fun. Works for me! Tart up the historical fiction. :)

    Patti, I know, right!!! It's crazy. There were buttloads of trade paperbacks in really good condition. I just had to restrain myself.

    Kailana, you're one of the few Constant Princess readers! :) I saw another Gregory but I picked this one in particular because I know almost nothing about Katherine of Aragon. How'd you like Egan's book?

    Amen, Kathy! That'll probably be my theme for the year.

    Allie, raunchy and naughty might be just the thing to keep me out of a slump sometime. lol

    Mindy, a very good sign! I've read the first few pages, but I made myself stop because I have others to finish, and I think I might devour it, too.

    LOL, Ash! I'll try to get on with the enabling (or disabling). I'm excited to give Egan a try!

    Jenny, I expected to leave with a gargantuan box, but I just didn't see too many books this time that were dying to come home with me. Shock!

    Sorry to hear that, Suzanne. I hope I have better luck (or give up early if it doesn't work for me). :)

    Thanks, Canadian Chickadee! I'm getting more and more excited to try her stuff.

    Thanks, Kathleen!

    Thanks, Samantha! I'm getting more and more excited about the prospect of reading Gregory's stuff! :)

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