Friday, June 20, 2008

Books! More books!

Got an e-mail today from Barnes & Noble with a huge 50% OFF CLEARANCE!! notice, and when asked if I wanted to go shopping online, I surely said yes.

End result, eight books will shortly find homes on my bookshelves ... hopefully. They're pretty full at the moment, despite having recently bought two of those huge-but-cheap, six-feet-tall, five-shelf deals. Those are in addition to my other bookshelves. Yikes.

Anyway, here's what all I picked up. And for the record, these eight books cost a total of $38. Free shipping is good stuff.

Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

Nonfiction, which I'm most excited about:

YAY!! New books are the best. I'm particularly looking forward to the last one and the Nancy Drew one.


Anonymous said...


I have been eyeing up Mermaid Chair on the clearance table at Borders....I'm curious. Hardback, no less.

The Green River Killer...I just saw a movie on this and am now going to try to find this book as well (hopefully on clearance at Borders).

And I have read just about every Nancy Drew and was just wondering if I should go ahead and start buying the books (the older ones anyways) for sentimental reasons. But my mom has a full set and holy crap, it's a lot of books.

I remember what I wrote in that LONG-lost-in-space e-mail to you...The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King. I'm not sure if you're a King fan, but this series was GREAT. It has a little bit of everything in it...and it bounces around just enough that even when it was slightly soul-sucking, I loved every minute of it. Having spent the last six months on edge and anticipating how it was going to turn out, I now feel like Michael Douglas' character in The Game.

Rosie said...

It's kind of weird you mentioned the Dark Tower series ... I've been wanting to read that for ages, and I was sooo close to picking it up in the B&N sale with these other books. They had the box set for $25! But I'll get around to it eventually.

I wish I had a full set of Nancy Drew books, that would be amazing.

AE said...

I don't think your bookshelves wish you had a full set of Nancy Drew books! :) I'm trying to imagine more books in your apartment and completely failing. Still, that looks like a great haul. It's so exciting to bring home new books. I gave the Nancy Drew one to my mom last year, but I don't think she ever read it. Am thinking of stealing it back.

Anonymous said...

Ever read anything by Patricia Highsmith? She wrote the Talented Mr. Ripley books (5 of 'em). And I I am a big Alfred Hitchcock fan and had no idea that his movie "Strangers on a Train" came from one of her novels until I read an article on her just last night. She sounds like she was a fun gal...check her out if you get the chance (if you haven't already)!

Rosie said...

I have not, but I'll put her on my list of books to check out!

Anonymous said...

i have all those books in my bargain section!! and yay jamie supporting Barnes :)

Rosie said...

Ha, I thought about you when I bought them. :)


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