Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday Thrift Store Splurges!

Shame on me... Every weekend I say that this will be the weekend I DON'T go to the thrift store to see what they have. And every weekend I do anyway. *sigh* But it's irresistible. You just never know what someone will give away, and sometimes you can find some awesome books there, and I always discover a book I'd never heard of. And the prices make is almost criminal to pass up. Today was no different... And only two of the books that I bought were by authors I'd already read! Adventurous, I know. ;) So, without further ado, The Splurge:
The Inner Sanctum by Stephen Frey This is a new author for me. I like John Grisham though (well, his legal thrillers anyway), so maybe he'll be similar in style.
The Broker by John Grisham Speaking of John Grisham, I found a brand-new copy of this one of his that (I think) I don't already have. Yay!
The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop Heard her Black Jewels series was pretty good, but I haven't read it or anything else of hers yet, so I picked this up instead.
Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas by Jame Patterson Hey, why not? :) Never read anything of his, and a brand-new copy for $.50 is worth a shot.
For The Sins Of My Father: A Mafia Killer, His Son, and the Legacy of a Mob Life by Albert DeMeo Another whim buy, looks like it could be a goodish memoir, even though I'm not much of a memoir reader. I'm interested in the Mafia aspect though... I'm pretty sure the Sopranos were a teensy bit exaggerated. ;)
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella And to counter that seriousness, we have quite possibly my First Official Chick-Lit Purchase™.
By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz A random Dean Koontz book. They always have at least one.
Silas Marner by George Eliot One I've wanted to read for a while, and for $.25 in perfect condition it practically jumped into my bag!
The Simple Truth by David Baldacci Another legal thriller, and yet another new author - but one I've been hearing about all over the place.
Thr3e by Ted Dekker Another new author, although I do own one other of his. Looks interesting, and I feel like he may have a dark style that I like. We shall see!
My Bridges of Hope by Livia Bitton-Jackson I picked this one up because it has to do with Holocaust lit, which is always worth a read for me. Of course one of the hazards of a thrift-store whim is finding out that it's a sequel. Boo! So I'll have to read the first one... first. O_o
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken One more new-to-me author - Joan Aiken. What's that you say? I've never read Joan Aiken? Right. I live under a rock. It's true. Hi, I'm the girl who heard of Neil Gaiman only after joining Goodreads in 2008. Yes, really. I'm THAT girl. Anyway, this looks dark and almost gothic and just my style, so I'm happy I found it. Plus, like Marianne, "Willoughby" just caught my attention! :P So there you have it. A dozen new books for under $10. I ♥ the Thrift Store. I should totally get a T-shirt made!


  1. I think you'll like Confessions of a Shopaholic :P its absolutely hilarious, and she is so awkward that I get super uncomfortable for her.

  2. Thanks for coming past Page Turners, that's a great lot of books, you went crazy at the thrift shop!

  3. Haha! Yeah, I tend to do that at the thrift store. It's an addiction. :)

  4. Bad girl! Especially when I'm on a book-buying-ban.

    Ooooh glad to see you have discovered Joan Aiken I liked quite a few of her books as a kid. I have read that one - a very long time ago along with the other books in that series. I am very keen to re-read.

    I have Arabel's Raven by her from the library - a book for younger readers that I read when I was nine.

    Will be interested in what you think of that.

  5. By the Light of the Moon is one of my favorite Koontz! I read him all the time in HS. I'm a little over him now, because the last two books I've read have been bad (one I'm still working on... It has NEVER taken me 2 1/2 months to get through a book! I've read text books faster!)
    BtLotM is a good one though!

  6. Someone recommended The Wolves of Willoughby Chase to me awhile ago. Said I'd love it. Can't remember who...Ended up buying it from BWB, but I haven't read it yet.