Sunday, May 9, 2010

In My Mailbox...aka....where am I going to put it all?!


Um...I can explain...I promise...

I went to two library book sales (maybe three, I don't remember?) this week and I got two bags of books (one for $5 and one for $7!) and I filled them to the brim! Altogether I spent less than $15 on books this week, pretty sweet huh? And I'm graduating in a week and a day so I thought I'd treat myself a little, which is why I bought all those classics, too. I figure if I'm going to be an English teacher I better buff up my classic novel reading ;)

So without further ado...the books...

Library Sale:

YA
-A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
-The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecelia Galante
-Razzle by Ellen Wittlinger
-Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
-The Lost Years of Merlin (Book Two) by T.A. Baron---if anyone has book one and is willing to trade, let me know!
-The Lost Years of Merlin (Book Three) by T.A. Baron
-The Revenge of the Shadow King by Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis
-Dairy Queen by Catherin Gilbert Murdock
-Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
-Stravaganza: City of Masks by Mary Hoffman
-The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
-The Clearing by Heather Davis (ARC)
-Heist Society by Ally Carter (ARC)
-The Demon King (ARC) by Cinda Williams Chima
-This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (ARC)
-Riding Invisible by Sandra Alonzo and Nathan Huang (ARC)
-The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice (ARC)
-Far From You byLisa Schroeder (ARC)

Adult
-The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
-The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
-Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
-Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin
-Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahearn
-Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
-Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
-The Debutante Divorcee by Plum Skyes-if anyone has the first in the series and wants to trade, let me know!!
-Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
-Swapping Lives by Jane Green
-Second Chance by Jane Green
-Bookends by Jane Green
-My Summer of Southern Discomfort by Stephenie Gayle
-Beginner's Greek by James Collins

Classics
-Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
-Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
-Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
-Animal Farm by George Orwell
-The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
-Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
-The Stranger by Albert Camus
-Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
-The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
-Beowulf
-A Book of Poetry by Catullus (little known fact about me: I was a Latin major for two years in college...I'm kind of a nerd.)

Recipe Books
-America's Best Recipes (1994)
-Mushroom Cookbook (I love mushrooms!)
-The Microwave Cookbook (I looked through this, and it's amazing!)
-Betty Crocker's Easy Slow Cooker Dinners (I'm going to make a recipe from this tonight, I'll do a post about how it turns out! It's Italian Tortellini, yum)

Won:
-The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy (Thanks Story Siren!!)

For Review:
-Winter Longing by Tricia Mills

So that's what I got in my mailbox...what did you get in yours?

IMM is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren.

Happy Reading!

6 comments:

ReggieWrites said...

Holy crapola! That is one big haul of books this week! TOTALLY AWESOME!!! Hope you enjoy the books from the Library Sale! We never have library sales here =( LOL...Anyway, have fun reading WINTER LONGING! It was A-FREAKING-MAZING! It's SOOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phillip H. Tang said...

All that for $15?? Sweet. Which translation of Beowulf did you get?

Enjoy being an English teacher. Most days you will feel like pulling out your hair but once or twice a month you will feel like throwing up your hands and shouting, "FINALLY!!" (personal experience from a Math/Science teacher).

Lost in a Book said...

It's a Penguin Classic-translated by David Wright. I'm not a huge Beowulf fan, but I figured I might as well have my own copy! Thanks for the advice :) It's the FINALLY moments I anticipate most!

ladystorm said...

Great haul, my library never has book sales like that..they normally sale off stupid books. Love reading classics but can't stand Beowulf.

Happy reading!

jessjordan said...

You can get ARCs at library sales? Can I say how jealous I am? Okay. I'm jealous. :)

brizmus said...

I am overwhelmed by the sheer awesomeness and quantity of books.
SO fun!

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