Monday, September 24, 2012

Thrift Store Book Finds . . .



Two Steinbecks and a Twain! And look how handsome they are. I can't believe anyone would even give these up.

(My teapot is making a regular appearance now that the weather is getting chilly . . .)

And these.


They look brand new! I haven't even read the first one yet so I'm not really sure what I'm getting myself into by buying all three. But hey, they've been on my radar for a while and the price was right, so. . .
I think I'll wait until winter when I can really settle down for some serious reading in front of the fire. I hope they're good.

Moving on . . .


Okay so, Shogun is for son21 because he was looking for a copy. This one's a discarded library book that was only checked out once five years ago. What? I know! It's barely been opened. Too bad about the label damage, though. Why do library stickers have to be so gluey? Anywhoo, then we have One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Solzhenitsyn because I just can't keep my hands off those tragic Russians. And Evelyn Waugh! How cool were the 1920s? If I couldn't live during the Jazz Age then reading about it is the next best thing. Decline and Fall is his first book and it's supposed to be quite witty. Then I grabbed a copy of Alice Hoffman's Property Of  because I loved her newest book The Dovekeepers, and this being her first book means of course I have to read it too. Then, lastly, there's Rhoda Janzen's Mennonite in a Little Black Dress because it sounds so quirky and funny and who could pass up something like that. 

So there it is. A weekend well spent, I'd say.

11 comments:

Heidi’sbooks said...

It looks like you had a Steinbeck weekend! I had a Dostoevsky Sunday--I finally ordered two of his books, Crime and Punishment and The Brother's Karamazov. I'll post a picture when they come in. I bought The Dovekeepers this weekend at Barnes and Noble. I found it on the bargain table for $5.98.

I think you'll like Kate Morton--I've read the first two books. Distant Hours is the one I need to read next.

Trish said...

Yes, I love Steinbeck! Dostoevsky is excellent too. I can't wait to hear what you think about those two books.

I'm glad to hear you like Kate Morton. If you like historic fiction as much as I do I think you'll really like the Dovekeepers too.

Beth said...

I would consider this a coup - far more satisfying than any clothes shopping ever could be!

wordsandpeace.com said...

I LOVE Kate Morton, just finished her new novel, to be published next month: The Secret Keeper, a great great novel!
Do you know I'm organizing a read-along of the House at Riverton in November? you might want to join us. here is the post with the info:
http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/09/12/november-2012-read-along-on-the-house-at-riverton/

Trish said...

Beth- I know, right?!

Words - that sounds great! Thanks for letting me know.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Oh looks like some wonderful pickups! I see these and I want to make some tea and curl up in my chair with a book. But sadly I have to work :(

laughingwolf said...

loved shogun, i'm sure he will :)

Trish said...

Yes, I keep hearing what a great book it is. I'm sure it'll make its way onto my own bookshelf before too long ;)

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

great post ~ not all are books given up but could be from someone's estate & we're the happy 'finders' ;)

laughingwolf said...

get him some guy gavriel kay books, too, [he's superior - being a canuck ;) - 'under heaven' is about china]

he's so good, tolkien's grandson chose him to help finish 'the silmarillion'...

Trish said...

Faith - yes, true. I never thought of that.

LW - hmm okay . . . I'll look out for those too.