I don’t usually do posts about books received in a week, but since I scored very nicely this weekend at a library book sale, I thought I’d show my spoils. Greenburgh Library hosted an annual book sale with paperbacks for 50 cents, trade paperbacks for $1, and hardcovers for $2.
Although I already read Song of Scarabaeus, I bought another copy. I felt like I needed to “save” it.. I held myself back from also saving a copy of Tithe by Holly Black and War for the Oaks by Emma Bull. Also bought: Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, Rampant by Diana Peterfreund, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart, Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey (I may already own this book.. TBR is getting to that point), A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn, Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork, and Midwinter by Matthew Sturges. Total for this pile = $9, all bought on Saturday.
I may have gone to the White Plains Library on Sunday and checked out their book sale area and bought these three for a dollar. Warlord’s Daughter by Susan Grant is SFR. I will check it out. Kiss of Death and Fade Out by Rachel Caine are from the Morganville Vampire series that I need to catch up on. Usually quick reads, although I’m beginning to wonder when this series is ever (?) going to end.
Then I MAY have gone BACK to the Greenburgh library sale. And they had a buy 4 paperbacks, get 5th free deal on Sunday, so I just HAD to get 5.. for $2. And one TPB for $1. Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter (I’m wary because I got tired of her Rogue Mage series after book 2, but I hear her UF is very different and good), Irreversible by Liz Maverick (mostly because I just want to get to all the Shomi books one day, this is the sequel to Wired which I’ve already read), Crocodile on the Sandbank and The Curse of the Pharaohs, by Elizabeth Peters (recommended by the Book Smugglers. Wish the books indicated what the book order was), To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (recommended by calico_reaction), and A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb (recommended by everybody).
So in total, 17 books for $13. Not bad!
By the way, do people know about BookSaleFinder.com? It’s this website (US & Canada only I’m afraid) where you can look up whether there are any book sales in your area. I am signed up with their Sale Mail which emails me once a week about sales near my zip code. Usually I do not go, but it’s nice to know I could. You know.. in case the TBR mountain range needs more friends.
I love used book sales! This is my first visit to your blog, by a circuitous route. I’ll have to stop by again – it looks quite interesting.
Yes, used book sales are a lot of fun. Thank you for visiting, hope you stop by again.
I’m sooo jealous!! That is so many good books for such a good price!
Yes, but now my TBR is even bigger, so I don’t know if having good book sales is good for me. Harrh, I have a lot to read.
Ahhh, truth. I’m always 2/3 giddy, 1/3 guilty when I buy new books because of the dreaded TBR pile, haha.
That’s exactly it. 🙂
I kind of hate your library for being so freaking awesome! When they sell books here, they are always like 20 years old and boring
I know, I was sort of pleasantly surprised how the sale had a bunch of books I’d wanted to read. But yes, bad library, making me buy more books.
I totally know that feeling, when you see a book you want but you’re not sure if you already have it… 🙂
I really liked Santa Monica and To Say Nothing of the Dog – I want to read Three Men in a boat by Jerome K. Jerome (the subtitle is “To Say Nothing of the Dog” – the three men and the dog in the boat actually make a guest appearance in Willis’ book, which is so cute!).
I have to catch up on Rachel Caine’s series too, I’ve only read the first one so far but I did like it. Nice blend of horror and urban fantasy and the plot and characters really engaged me.
I never know when the libraries around here have sales. They usually have a few books for sale but never anything I want.
Good to hear that you recommend a couple in that pile. I’ll probably get to TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG before some of the others.
Yes, it’s hard to find out about these sales, which is why I was happy when I found BookSaleFinder.
I love library sales! It looks like you came away with a great haul. I really liked Life As We Knew It, Marcelo in the Real World was pretty good, and I’ve been wanting to read more stuff by Flinn after reading Beastly. Enjoy all your new books!
Thank you! Yep, I heard good things about LIFE AS WE KNEW IT and MARCELO. I haven’t really seen reviews for the other books besides BEASTLY, so hoping I like A KISS IN TIME as much.
Excellent haul. I adore Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody books – the early books are fun, and then they get REALLY good.
And… you just have so many other books I want to read!
According to google I got the first two books, so that was a happy thing. And then they get really good? Oh boy. I see there are 19 of them!
Awesome haul. I’m impressed that the books are in such new looking/good condition. Disreputable by E Lockhart is a fun read, enjoy.
Thanks. Yes, I noticed that most books were in good condition. They must have had some quality control over there. I even heard people at the sale commenting on how nice the books were.
Hey, you beat me to Greenburgh’s best books — and White Plains too, just to rub it in! Maybe we’ll bump into each other at one of these.
🙂 Hey, a local? Thanks for stopping by!
Ah well, if you went to the Greenburgh sale I’m sure you got a few good ones for yourself! The selection was good, even though I went there later in the day (I think I got there around 2 or 3pm).
Wow, $2 for hardcover books? I am envious. I want to go there.
Oooh, Disreputable History! I really liked that one. 🙂
I guess I am pretty spoiled, I’m used to paying $1 in the White Plains sale area. But $2 is still very good. If you are ever in the states – these library book sales have the best deals. There is one in Greenwich, CT where you can fill a bag for $5 (if I recall the price correctly). When I went to that one, it was MADNESS.
You got MARCELO and SLANT!! I love both. Can’t wait to hear what you think.
🙂 I remember your review of MARCELO, which made me grab it when I saw it! I will be reviewing them here when I do get to them.
You got so many books! Library book sales are awesome. I got to check out a couple of them in 2009. I’ll be waiting to see what you think of A Certain Slant of Light (which I really enjoyed) and To Say Nothing of the Dog (which I’m planning to read soon). I think Crocodile on the Sandbank is the first book in the series, I’ve been trying to look for that in bargain bookstores.
I know, they are the best. Oh good, two votes for A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT so far. I may read that one sooner than the rest, although I’m also kind of eying SANTA OLIVIA since that one also got a lot of love. I recognized the CROCODILE IN THE SANDBANK title, but I wasn’t sure about where THE CURSE OF THE PHARAOHS fitted in. Google says it’s the second.. I hope so!
Wow. You totally scored!!! A plethora of awesome books at a bargain price! You are my idol this week. lol
Heh. Yep, I did. And I think the bargain and eying piles of books brought out all the book lovers. Not as cool as you finishing a triathlon though.
Aww thanks! 😀
Sorry for the delayed reply. I was just managing my subscriptions to wordpress blogs and noticed that I never confirmed email subscriptions to this post. Yikes!
That’s OK! 🙂
OH, To Say Nothing of the Dog and some Amelia Peabody! Awesome!