Saturday, May 05, 2012

Rock It Like a Booksale

I love booksales.

I really, really do. My public library holds the about once every quarter, and they're usually a fantastic grab bag of awesome. Paperbacks (including trades!) are a dollar. Hardcovers are two dollars. The fun is free.

Of course, it being a library booksale, it is kind of a mixed bag. How many books one may take away from it depends on what's out there. The last time I was there, I only picked up one book (David Levithan's Wide Awake).

Today I picked up thirteen. Honestly, both the romance and the YA sections were amazing. The general fiction was, eh, kinda small this year but otherwise no complaints. I managed to drag these babies home with me, having only spent $14.00 total. Now I have a giant stack on my floor that I am simultaneously proud and terrified of. Terrified in the sense of - holy shit where am I going to find the time to read all these?

Anyhoo, my haul this time around:

  • Going Bovine, by Libba Bray
  • Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks, by Lauren Myracle (the second Myracle book I've acquired - I found Bliss at the second hand book store!)
  • Princess of the Midnight Ball, by Jessica Day George
  • Peaches, by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  • Leviathan, by Scott Westerfield
  • Finnikin of the Rock, by Melina Marchetta
  • Last Night's Scandal, by Loretta Chase
  • The Lady Most Likely, by Eloisa James, Julia Quinn, and Connie Brockway
  • This Perfect Kiss, by Christie Ridgway
  • Scandal of the Year, by Laura Lee Guhrke
  • Red Heart of Jade, by Marjorie M. Liu
  • Flawless, by Carrie Lofty
General Fiction
  •  The Girl With No Shadow, Joanne Harris
So, uh, I guess if you need me ... I'll be madly reading.


  1. I loved Finnikin so hard. Weirdly I hated the second book - the first Marchetta book that's ever turned me off. I found The Lady Most Likely a bit meh. Actually, quite meh. Disappointing, given the writers involved.

  2. I just read my own comment and realised it just sounded like I was dumping on all your shiny new books! Oops! Not what I intended at all. New books are always so exciting. I just found a Jenny Crusie for a dollar at my local opp shop the other day - excitement!

  3. Ooo, Princess of the Midnight Ball--a really nice take on my favorite fairy tale--The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I think you will enjoy it. I especially enjoyed that it covered the political repercussions from the 'failure' of all those princes who couldn't crack the case. (Or was that in the next one, Princess of Glass (Cinderella)?? Rats, now I'll have to re-read them. Oh, the hardship(*g*)).
    The rest of your haul looks pretty impressive too.

    Barb in Maryland

  4. Nicola: thanks!

    Anna Cowan: I've always loved these library sales because I've managed to find a prime Loretta Chase novel there nearly every single time. They can't be beat!

    Bafriva: There's a sequel, too, to Princess of the Midnight Ball? AWESOME!

  5. Nice haul. My library booksale is this weekend and if I can hold out until day 2 I can get a bag full of books for $1.00! I can never hold out though and end up going on day 1 fearing all of the good books will be snagged.

  6. Nice! Our library has the box of books for $10 deal on the last day.