This weekend, well, Thursday through today, was a book sale at a private school my friends send their daughter to. It is an annual fundraiser that I have pretty much shrugged off every year I have known them. This year, I decided to give it a go. I forgot about it Thursday, but I was told Thursday is the night all the book buyers come with their book devices. That peeked my interest. If book buyers knew about it and were coming in droves, it was worth checking out.
I went to the sale for myself yesterday morning and bought 10 books for $20.00. I thought that was fantastic, but my friend Liz told me Sunday was the everything must go sale. For anyone coming through the door, they give out plastic bags and they are sizable. The price is $5.00 per bag full. I was horrified to learn that any of the books they don't sell are destroyed. So, in an effort to save as many books as I can, I decided to go back this morning and shop for other people. I got one bag full of toddlers books for my two nephews and I got another three bags full of mysteries and thrillers for my older brother and former boss. Hubby got himself a bag full of books as well for him, his dad and some for other family members. So for $25.00, we picked up somewhere around 80 books I think. Well, the kids books are thin.
So I will no longer make light of the book sale and I plan to be there Thursday night next year before everything is cherry picked. And I can take requests ahead of time for my brother and such so I know what I am looking for. So even though I didn't get much writing done, I was able to help raise money for the school, get books for me and other members of the family and save books from being destroyed which all may actually have been a better use of my time.
I haven't been able to get a STS post up since early April, so this is a over a month's worth of books.
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Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy) by Kerstin Gier
The Pretty App by Katie Sise
Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark – Used Book
Wrong About the Guy by Claire LaZebnik
The Winter People (Entangled Teen) by Rebekah L. Purdy – Used Book
The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski – I already have the eBook ARC, but I wanted a copy that was the edited version. Plus I want to support the author.
Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
Hatter M: Love of Wonder by Liz Cavalier
The Eterna Files by Leanna Renee Hieber – 50% off at Montclair Book Center
Death Marked by Leah Cypress – 50% off at Montclair Book Center
Used Book Sale – All for $20.00
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Thirteenth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling – Trade Paperback
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Sixteenth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling – Trade Paperback
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling – Trade Paperback
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Seventeenth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling – Trade Trade Paperback
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2006 Nineteenth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow, Kelly link & Gavin J Grant - Trade Paperback
Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen – Hardcover
And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer – Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Part Six of Three – Hardcover
The Foreshadowing by Marcus Sedgwick – Hardcover
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen – Hardcover
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater – Trade Paperback
$5.00 Bags of Books Close-Out Sale - These are the ones I got for myself today
Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Last Mimzy Stories by Henry Kuttner
Parties & Potions by Sarah Mlynowski
Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas - Courtesy of GoodReads First Reads program
Kindle Books Purchased:
Destined for Doon by Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon – Publisher eBook Deal $1.99
How to Unbreakup by Rebekah L. Purdy
Happy Again by Jennifer E. Smith
The Stillness of the Sky: A Flipped Fairy Tale (Flipped Fairy Tales) by Starla Huchton, Jennifer Melzer – Free eBook
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson – Kindle Daily Deal
The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine – Publisher eBook Deal $1.99
Damsels in Distress: Book Two: Desperately Ever After Series by Laura Kenyon – Dropped to $.99
In the Stars by Whitney Boyd – Dropped to $.99
Ghosts of Kingston Cottage (Entangled Ever After) by Libby Bishop – Dropped to $.99
Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire Book 1) by Sherry Ficklin
Prince of Fools (The Red Queen's War Book 1) by Mark Lawrence – Publisher eBook Deal $1.99
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley – Kindle Daily Deal
Siege and Storm (The Grisha Book 2) by Leigh Bardugo – Kindle Daily Deal
Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Book 3) by Leigh Bardugo – Kindle Daily Deal
Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton – Kindle Daily Deal
After the End by Amy Plum – Publisher eBook Deal $1.99
Accidental Love (Accidental Crush Series Book 2) by Adrienne Torrisi – Kindle Countdown Deal
Tidal: A Novel by Emily Snow – Kindle Daily Deal
Pastels and Jingle Bells (Heavenly Bites Novella #1) (Heavenly Bites Novellas) by Christine S.
Feldman, Elaina Lee – Free eBook
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith - Publisher eBook Deal $2.99
Sweet (Contours of the Heart Book 3) by Tammara Webber
Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore – Kindle Daily Deal
Sweet by Tammara Webber
Say, “I Love You” 7
xxxHolic Rei 3
Bride of the Water God 17
Now it's time to start getting organized for BEA and Book Con.