tarotgal: (Bookworm Remus)
Book sale time! Now that I have a special LiveJournal just for books, I'm putting my book sale purchase lists there so save y'all from slogging through it if you don't want to:
I'm THRILLED with a few of my purchases. A hardcover Doctor Who book, a few Harry Potter books I didn't have, a Lord of the Rings Bestiary, a ton of graphic novels (including the new Dean Koontz one I almost just bought off Amazon), and a whole boxed set of A.A.Milne books. Some nice audio books (including my favorite David Sedaris book and a Stephen King book I had on my wish list) as well. One more book sale tomorrow (I get to sleep in a little before going to sit in line for an hour or more before it opens).

NaNoWriMo isn't going so well. I'm just a little behind and the story hasn't been cooperating. Today I jumped ahead and, oh look, a character just came down with a cold. Imagine that! *blush* Hey, it's a crutch but it's actually kind of related to the plot, so it's not that bad :-)
Follow my NaNoWriMo ramblings on my writing journal:
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
So I hit the bag sale on the last day of the book sale. And I got...

Book Sale #2, Day #3:
  • Politically Correct Bedtime Stories (Hardcover, BookCrossing- probably FaerieCon)

  • Curveball (BookCrossing)

  • Tuesdays with Morrie (Hardcover, BookCrossing)

  • Elln Degeneres- My Point and I Do Have One (BookCrossing)

  • The New Highlander Terrier Handbook (BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Dog Company Six (Hardcover, BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Beagles (BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Boxers (BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home (BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Man's Best Friend (BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • American Pit Bill & Staffordshire Terriers (BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • The Essential Jack Russell Terrier (BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • The Hidden Life of Dogs (Hardcover, BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers (BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • People, Pooches & Problems (Hardcover, BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Good Owners, Great Dogs (Hardcover, BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • My Dog Skip (BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • No Bad Dogs (Oversized paperback. BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Cairn Terriers (Hardcover. If my parents don't want it, BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • The New Work of Dogs (Hardcover. BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Dalmations (Hardcover. BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • West Highland White Terriers (Hardcover. BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Shetland Sheepdogs (BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • A Good Dog (Hardcover. BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Bad Dogs Have More Fun (Hardcover. BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Honest Dogs (Oversized paperback. BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • All ABout My Dog (Hardcover. BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • A Dog's Life (Hardcover. BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Kids' Best Dog Book (BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • Border Collies (Hardcover. BookCrossing- dog challenge)

  • A Handguide to the Birds of Britain and Europe (Hardcover. BookCrossing)

  • Getting Started in Bird Watching (BookCrossing- Never Judge a Book Challenge this week)

  • Birds (BookCrossing- Never Judge a Book Challenge this week)

  • The Shakespeare Miscellany (Hardcover. BookCrossing- Shakespeare challenge)

  • Hamlet (BookCrossing- Shakespeare challenge)

  • Othello (BookCrossing- Shakespeare challenge)

  • Richard III (BookCrossing- Shakespeare challenge)

  • Henry IV Part One (BookCrossing- Shakespeare challenge)

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (BookCrossing- Shakespeare challenge or FaerieCon)

  • The Merchant of Venice (BookCrossing- Shakespeare challenge)

  • Henry V (BookCrossing- Shakespeare challenge)

  • Antony & Cleopatra (BookCrossing- Shakespeare challenge)

  • The Merchant of Venice (BookCrossing- Shakespeare challenge)

  • The Tempest (BookCrossing- Shakespeare challenge)

  • Othello (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • Hamlet (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • The Portable Shakespeare (BookCrossing- Shakespeare Challenge)

  • King Lear (BookCrossing- Shakespeare challenge)

  • MacBeth (BookCrossing- Tartan Day/Shakespeare challenge)

  • A Field Guide to Dangerous Animals of North America (BookCrossing- animal challenge)

  • A Field Guide to Dinosaurs (BookCrossing- animal challenge?)

  • The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays (BookCrossing- probably LGBT bookbox/relay)

  • True Tales of Animal Heroes (BookCrossing- animal challenge)

  • Swiss Family Robinson (BookCrossing- Tartan Day challenge)

  • The Twilight Zone Book 1 (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing- fandom bookbox)

  • Winnie the Pooh: Fast Friends (Hardcover, BookCrossing- Pooh challenge)

  • Kidnapped (Hardcover, BookCrossing- Tartan Day challenge)

  • Treasure Island (BookCrossing- Tartan Day challenge)

  • Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles (BookCrossing- was going to be Tartan Day challenge but the book's condition isn't great)

  • Winter Roses (BookCrossing- season challenge)

  • The Killer Angels (BookCrossing)

  • Lord of the Flies (BookCrossing)

  • Elizabeth (BookCrossing)

  • Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens (BookCrossing)

  • The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (BookCrossing)

  • Karavans (Read then BookCrossing. It's by Jennifer Roberson, and I like a lot of her historical fiction-type books)

  • Sharpe's Tiger (BookCrossing- animal challenge)

  • Abarat (Clive Barder, BookCrossing)

  • Christmas Fantasy (BookCrossing)

  • Omerta (BookCrossing)

  • Shadowlight (BookCrossing- probably FaerieCon)

  • The Tangle Box (BookCrossing- probably FaerieCon)

  • Tailchaser's Song (It looks adorable & stars cats! BookCrossing)

  • The Tao of Pooh (BookCrossing- Pooh challenge)

  • By the Light of the Moon (BookCrossing)

  • Prince Caspian (BookCrossing- for release when movie comes out)

  • The Red Fox (BookCrossing- animal challenge)

  • Ghosts of Gettysburg (BookCrossing- next time I go to Gettysburg)

  • Black Hawk Down (BookCrossing)

  • The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing- FaerieCon)

  • What to Expect the First Year (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Falling Angels (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • The MacGregors: Alan Grant (Oversized paperback- Tartan Day challenge)

  • Kangaroo Notebook (BookCrossing- animal challenge)

  • Animal Dreams (BookCrossing- animal challenge)

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Hardcover, BookCrossing- Tartan Day challenge)

  • Dinatopia Lost (Hardcover, BookCrossing- unless someone wants it, fandom bookbox)

  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (Hardcover, BookCrossing)

  • One Piece (Manga in Korean, BookCrossing)

  • Tips & Traps When Buying a Condo, Co-Op, or Townhouse ()

  • Running with Scissors (Oversized paperback- for my mom, who wants to read it)

  • Star Trek New Frontier- Book 5 (Read, then BookCrossing)

  • Star Trek New Frontier- Book 4 (Readm then BookCrossing)

  • Star Trek Excalibur: Requiem (BookCrossing because I apparently already have a copy)

  • Cerulean Sins (Anita Blake series)

  • TickTock (Audio book, BookCrossing)

  • Midnight (Audio book- Unabridged, listen to then BookCrossing- I've already read the book)

  • Tales of Terror by Edgar Allan Poe (Audio book- Unabridged & factory sealed)

  • Carrie (Audio book- Unabridged and read by Sissy Spacek- ha!)

  • Stephen Hawking's Universe (Audio book- unabridged)

  • Vengeance in Death (Audio book)

  • Two Dead Girls & The Green Mile Part 1 (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • The Joy Luck Club (Audio book)

  • The Forest House (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • Forest Gump (Audio book)

  • The Honk and Holler Opening Soon (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • The Codex (Audio book)

  • Star Trek- Ases of Eden (Audio book- written & read by Shatner)

  • Moonlight Becomes You (Audio book)

  • Remember Me (Audio book)

  • The Waterworks (Audio book- BookCrossing)

  • Queen of the Damned (Audio book)

  • I'll Be Seeing You (Audio book)

  • The Physics of Star Trek (Audio book)

  • The Shipping News (Audio book)

  • Druid of Shannara (if no one here wants it, BookCrossing- FaerieCon)

  • Angel Sanctuary Vol 1 (Manga, German edition! BookCrossing?)

  • Angel Sanctuary Vol 2 (Manga, German edition! BookCrossing?)

  • Angel Sanctuary Vol 3 (Manga, German edition! BookCrossing?)

  • Angel Sanctuary Vol 4 (Manga, German edition! BookCrossing?)

  • Angel Sanctuary Vol 5 (Manga, German edition! BookCrossing?)

  • Angel Sanctuary Vol 6 (Manga, German edition! BookCrossing?)

  • Angel Sanctuary Vol 7 (Manga, German edition! BookCrossing?)

  • Angel Sanctuary Vol 8 (Manga, German edition! BookCrossing?)

  • Angel Sanctuary Vol 9 (Manga, German edition! BookCrossing?)

  • The Taking

  • Lewis Carroll: A Biography (Read then BookCrossing)

  • The Professor and the Madman (Read then BookCrossing)

  • Reunion (Hardcover- I liked anotherof his books)

  • The Canterville Ghost (Hardcover, illustrated Oscar Wilde book)

  • The Further Adventures of Batman: Volume 2

  • Murder in Foggy Bottom

  • Charmed- Survival of the Fittest

  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • The Eyes of the Dragon

  • Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Oversized paperback)

  • Ethan Frome (because my boss loved Edith Wharton)

  • Sharpe's Fortress (Yay! Another Sharpe book I would have bought day 1 had I seen it)

  • Sharpe's Tiger (Buying multiple copies since I couldn't remember which I already had)

  • Sharpe's Battle (Yay!!!!)

  • Wildlife (Hardcover. Has a Golden Lion Tamerin on the cover- I couldn't resist!)

  • Birds- Their Life- Their Ways- Their World (Hardcover- for my mom)

  • Total Hockey (Hardcover HUGE BOOK. 1998 but it has MY Capitals on the front cover and even though I don't care about the stats, I'll enjoy the stories and history within)

142 books for $20. Not a stupendous haul, but some nice finds I'm excited about and some great book fodder for my BookCrossing challenges.
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
Another book sale... This one's Friday's haul, but I'm just getting to unpacking the box I put them in, because yesterday was sooo busy (I went to work all day on a Saturday and battled a server)

  • The Good Guy (Audio book- Unabridged CD)

  • Bathman: The Complete Knightfall Saga (Audio book)

  • Gray Matter & other stories from Night Shift (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • Lisey's Story (Audio book- Unabridged CD)

  • 'Tis (Audio book- Unabridged CD)

  • News from Lake Wobegon(Audio tapes- for my dad)

  • Buffy- Return to Chaos (BookCrossing)

  • Buffy- Child of the Hunt (Read, then BookCrossing)

  • Buffy- Gatekeeper Trilogy #2- Ghost Roads (Read, then BookCrossing)

  • Buffy- The Evil that Men Do (Read, then BookCrossing)

  • Buffy- Immortal (Read, then BookCrossing)

  • Buffy- Gatekeeper Trilogy #1- Out of the Madhouse (Read, then BookCrossing)

  • Buffy- Blooded (Read, then BookCrossing)

  • Around the World in 80 Days (BookCrossing- special project)

  • Where the Wild Things Are (Audio book, Read then BookCrossing)

  • The Elf Queen of Shannara (BookCrossing- if no one wants it, FaerieCon)

  • Fey Born (Read... maybe keep if I like it because sexy male faerie on cover is nice to look at)

  • Sharpe's Havoc (Read, maybe BookCross afterwards)

  • Sharpe's Tiger

  • Turkish Fairy Tales & Folk Tales (Read, then BookCrossing- FaerieCon)

  • Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Read, then BookCrossing- FaerieCon)

  • Teacher Man (Read)

  • Me Talk Pretty One Day (BookCrossing- if no one here wants it, my LGBT bookbox/relay)

  • Possible Side Effects (Read, then BookCrossing)

  • Les Miserables- Illustrated Classics (Graphic Novel)

  • X-Men- The Legacy Quest Trilogy: Book 1

  • The Dante Club (Read, then BookCrossing)

  • Fingersmith (will probably keep because I enjoyed this book so much!)

  • Charmed: The Book of Shadows Soundtracktgf (CD)

  • Celtic Twilight 2 (CD)

  • Pocahontas Soundtrack (CD)

  • Dido- No Angel (CD)

  • The Sopranos Soundtrack (CD)

  • The Sopranos- Peppers & Eggs Soundtrack (CD)

  • Dinatopia Pop-up Book (Hardcover)

  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Graphic Novel)

  • The Land of Narnia (Hardcover, gorgeous condition)

  • and my very favorite find this day...
  • The Shadow of the Wind (I listened to this book on tape earlier this year and FELL IN LOVE with this book. I've been wanting my own copy because there are so many great lines and passages I want to re-read. And now I have a copy to love and hug and pet and read any time I want! Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty)

So not so great. 38 books for $57. But that's mostly due to the Audio Books on CD ($5 each). Some really great books, though, and I'm sooooooooo excited about my copy of Shadow of the Wind! *loves it* If you haven't ever heard of/read that book, go right out and read it right now! Totally my favorite book read this year so far and it'll be a hard one to top.
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
Book sale purchases. If you see anything I label "BookCrossing" but don't designate a box/challenge by it and you want it, let me know :-)

Book Sale #1, Day #1:
  • Lifeguard (BookCrossing- reserved- sending to someone for winning a contest)

  • Bake Sale Murder (BookCrossing- reserved- sending to someone for winning a contest)

  • A Short History of Ireland (BookCrossing- Irish challenge)

  • Dog Days (over-sized paperback, BookCrossing- Dog Days of Summer challenge)

  • Prep (over-sized paperback, BookCrossing- LGBT relay or bookbox)

  • A Widow for One Year (over-sized paperback, read first, then BookCrossing)

  • Ishmael (over-sized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Club Twelve (over-sized paperback, BookCrossing- numbers challenge)

  • Brave New World (over-sized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • The Tolkien Companion (over-sized paperback, BookCrossing- if no one here wants it, it'll go in the Fandom bookbox)

  • Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (over-sized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors (couldn't remember if I already had it- I do. BookCrossing- if no one here wants it, I'll put it in a fandom bookbox)

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #10- The Slippery Slope (BookCrossing)

  • The Historian (BookCrossing)

  • Naked (over-sized paperback, BookCrossing- if no one here wants it, it'll be reserved for an LGBT bookbox or relay)

  • Who's Sorry Now? (over-sized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Magical Thinking (over-sized paperback, BookCrossing. Couldn't remember which Augusten Burroughs book I had bought previously. Turns out it was this one. So BookCrossing-- if no one here wants it, it'll be reserved for an LGBT bookbox or relay)

  • Dry. A Memoir (over-sized paperback. Yay! I read Running with Scissors and loved it. Looking forward to this one)

  • Party of Five: The Unofficial Companion (over-sized paperback, I just COULDN'T resist and I figured no one else would give it such a loving home, heehee)

  • Hockey for Dummies- 2nd Edition (over-sized paperback, for reference)

  • Growing Up in New Guinea (I was born there, and I enjoyed Margaret Mead's bios when I was a kid, so I'm interested in reading this)

  • Captain from Connecticut (Audio book. More C.S.Forrester! Yay!)

  • The GIrl Who Loved Tom Gordon (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • Cradle and All (Audio book)

  • Strange Highways (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • Monk's Hood (Audio book, third Brother Cadfel story!)

  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Audio book- Unabridged, I think)

  • Congo (Audio book)

  • The Best American Mystery Stories- 2001 (Audio book- CD- Unabridged)

  • Naked (Audio book)

  • James Herriot reads from his books (Audio book. I LOVE listening to authors read their own works and James Herriot's a favorite of mine)

  • The Three Musketeers (Audio book)

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Return to Chaos (Squee)

  • The Ship (by C.S.Forester- yay!)

  • The Antique Gift Shop #1 (Manga)

  • Fruits Basket #1 (Manga)

  • Infinite Crisis (Comic book novel to read, then BookCross)

  • Marvel- Contest of Champions (Graphic novel)

  • Avengers- The Kang Dynasty (Graphic novel)

  • Batman: Run, Riddler, Run (Graphic novel)

  • Robin- To Kill a Bird (Graphic novel)

  • Hawkman- Endless Flight (Graphic novel)

  • Frank Miller's Ronin (Graphic novel. Oohhhhhh Frank Miller!)

  • Ultimate Spider-man Vol. 11 (Graphic novel)

  • Ultimate Spider-man Vol. 2 (Hardcover, Graphic novel)

  • Some of my favorite selections:
  • Beyond my Touch (Yaoi Manga)

  • Almost Crying (Yaoi Manga)

  • You & Harujion (Yaoi Manga)

  • Dear Myself (Yaoi Manga)

  • Clan of the Nakagamis (Yaoi Manga)

  • Lost Boys (Yaoi Manga)

  • Don't Worry Mama (Yaoi Novel)

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (this was recommended to me, and I'm looking forward to reading it! A great find)

  • The Emerald City of Oz (Large edition, not the same as my favorite editions, but one I didn't have already)

  • Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (paperback British edition!)

  • And my FAVORITE pick... I actually SQUEALED out loud as a GRABBED this:
  • Queer as Folk: Always Have, Always Will (over-sized paperback in PERFECT condition. Mine. All mine. SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!)

So.. 56 books for $43.75. Many of them gorgeous graphic novels, manga, or audio books. And I very nearly bought the QaF novel a few weeks ago off Amazon.com. MAN I love my library book sale. LOL But those Yaoi mangas... I was so very excited to rescue those out of the children's section, let me tell you!
tarotgal: (Ewan- Good Book)
And the list of all the books I finished in 2007

Books read )

I didn't count books I re-read. And the total is 128. Seriously awesome since I set a goal of 50 for the year :-)
tarotgal: (Ewan- Good Book)
So I finished listening to what has quickly become my new favorite book: Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon

I liked the first Lord John book a lot, but this? This pushed soooooo many of my buttons. There were multiple appearances by Jamie (OMG I want to kick his arse for being such a bastard to John, though!), there was plenty of period goodness, there were battles & action, there was hurt/comfort galore, there was mystery and family honor, and for a little while there was a fantastic gay romance with a bit of action as well *EG* I seriously loved every moment, and thought it was beautifully written.

Oh, and I had to share my very most favoritest part: The beginning of chapter 21 in which Lord John... well, I won't spoil it! (MP3) Guuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

I want to write more, but I don't want to spoil it for anybody. Suffice it to say, it was wonderful in so many ways and treated the subject matter beautifully but there was a great balance of things, too.

Incidentally, I still haven't read A Breath of Snow and Ashes- and now I desperately want to. But I'm re-reading the series and I'm only up to halfway through Dragonfly, so I have a ways to go. Hopefully I'll be less miffed at Jamie by then. LOL


Dec. 1st, 2007 05:19 pm
tarotgal: (OC- Ryan- Whoever)
I went to a new book sale today. Don't know if I'll go again, but it was nice to learn where the library was and I got a few books I'm very happy with:

On another note... I am SO behind on holiday shopping and I haven't even started giftfics yet. OMG *freaks out* I plan to get back to everyone tonight about writing things in return for me.

I went to a birthday party last night and had a LOT of fun. I was meeting my friend who I went to the FarieCon with's friends for the first time- they're all really sweet and even more fandom-obsessed than I am (which is REALLY saying something). And what's even more impressive, they all had not only heard of the 10th Kingdom but had been made to watch it and fell in love with it. I mean, not even my flist likes my favorite miniseries ever! I was floored and very happy. And one of the two gay boys was most supportive of my writing slash so, hey, that's good *EG*

Virginia Tech is going to the Orange Bowl!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!

Anyone else going to watch Tin Man? I think it looks fantastic. I'm eager to watch it.

And... the most important news of all:
TORCHWOOD FINALE TONIGHT! OMG OMG OMG CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also can't wait for it to come out on DVD. I'm SO buying that the day it hits stores.
tarotgal: (Bookworm Remus)
Book Sale #2, Day #3 (bag sale):
  • Imaginary Men (Oversized paperback)

  • Dry (Oversized paperback- Another by Augusten Burroughs. Yes!!)

  • Artemis Fowl

  • Sharpe's Fury (Oversized paperback, Sharpe? SQUEEE!)

  • Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx

  • The Left Hand of Darkness (one I haven't read by Ursula Le Guin)

  • Pooh Stencils (Awww)

  • The Dragonriders of Pern (Hardcover, collection of three books)

  • Star Trek: The Q Continuum (Oversized paperback; Signature edition)

  • Murder in the Supreme Court (Couldn't remember if I had this one already or not)

  • Murder on the Potomac (Couldn't remember if I had this one already or not)

  • Once on a Time (By A. A. Milne!)

  • The Enchanted Places (by Christopher Milne!)

  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

  • Frankenstein (Hardcover)

  • The Gunslinger (Oversized paperback)

  • The Wastelands

  • Darkfall

  • The Secret Lives of Lawrence of Arabia (Hardcover)

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events- The Bad Beginning (Hardcover, Rare Edition)

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (English cover... I might keep for myself)

  • Fantastic People: Magical Races of Myth and Legend (Hardcover)

  • Three books by Perri O'Shaughnessy (2 Audio books)

  • Tinner (Audio book- Unabridged but maybe too scary for me?)

  • The City of Falling Angels (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • All Through the Night (Audio book)

  • Father Galbert Mysteries (3 Audio books)

  • Graveyard Tales (Audio book)

  • The Da Vinci Code (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • I, Claudius (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • Stone Kiss (Audio book)

  • Killjoy (Audio book)

  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • The First 48 (Audio book)

  • Nicholas Nickelby (Audio book)

  • Star Trek: Nemesis (Audio book)

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Poster Book (It was still waiting for a home after 3 days, so I claimed it)

  • Hindi in Three Months (Will give to sister)

  • The Coolest Guys on Ice (large book)

  • Tarot for Love & Relationships (large book)

  • Super Tarot (large book)

  • Firstlight (Hardcover)

  • Stories by O. Henry (possibly read, then BookCrossing)

  • Alias: Declassified (Read then BookCrossing, comes with exclusive DVD)

  • Vampires (Oversized paperback, read then BookCrossing probably)

  • The Key to Midnight (read probably, then BookCrossing)

  • Digital Fortress (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Naked Came the Manatee (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • 1185 Park Avenue (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Perfect Neighbor (BookCrossing, Scotland challenge)

  • A Nine-to-Five Affair (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • A Ghost in the Machine (BookCrossing)

  • The Day Trader (BookCrossing, TickTock challenge)

  • Congo (BookCrossing)

  • Everlastin' (BookCrossing; the cover ROCKS! Scotland challenge)

  • Muder at Five Finger Light (BookCrossing, possibly numbers challenge)

  • The Red Hat Club Rides Again (BookCrossing)

  • Message in a Bottle (BookCrossing)

  • A Dov at Midnight (BookCrossing, animal or TIckTock challenge)

  • Circle of Three (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Green Mile (BookCrossing)

  • The Red Fox (BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • The Killer Angels (BookCrossing)

  • Five Sisters (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Crow Lake (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • The Red Queen (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Pandora (Hardcover, BookCrossing)

  • Winter Solstice (Hardcover, BookCrossing)

  • The Terminal Man (BookCrossing)

  • Star Wars: Vision of the Future (BookCrossing)

  • The Great Train Robbery (BookCrossing)

  • The Christmas Thief (BookCrossing, Christmas,.)

  • Robert/Cybil (BookCrossing, Scotland challenge)

  • The Cat who Turned On and Off (BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • Night Mare (BookCrossing, TickTock challenge)

  • Hearts in Atlantis (BookCrossing)

  • Body Check (BookCrossing)

  • Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (BookCrossing)

  • A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs (BookCrossing)

  • A Wee Nip at the 19th Hole (BookCrossing, numbers or Scotland challenge)

  • A Nasty Bit of Rough (BookCrossing, Scotland challenge)

  • Timeline (BookCrossing, possibly TickTock challenge)

  • The Earthsea Trilogy (Hardcover, collection of all three books, probably BookCrossing)

  • The English Patient (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Puppies for Dummies (large book, BookCrossing)

  • Independance Day (BookCrossing, for July 4th)

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring (BookCrossing)

  • 50 short science fiction tales (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Druid of Shannara (BookCrossing)

  • Wizard at Large (BookCrossing)

  • Wolf Moon (BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • Stargate (BookCrossing)

  • The Glasswrights' Apprentice (BookCrossing)

  • Star Trek TNG: Boogeymen (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Phantom of the Opera (BookCrossing)

  • Sphere (BookCrossing)

  • Angels & Demons (BookCrossing)

  • Fear Nothing (BookCrossing)

  • Lonesome Dove (BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • Sphere (BookCrossing)

  • Sleepers (BookCrossing)

  • Wild Mountain Thyme (BookCrossing, Scotland challenge)

  • A Christmas Carol (BookCrossing)

  • A Christmas Carol (BookCrossing)

  • Yuletide Greetimgs (Hardcover, BookCrossing Christmas buddy)

  • Romero and Juliet (BookCrossing, Shakespeare challenge)

  • Romero and Juliet (BookCrossing, Shakespeare challenge)

  • As You Like It (BookCrossing, Shakespeare challenge)

  • Crime and Punishment (BookCrossing)

  • The House of the Seven Gables (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes (Hardcover and adorable, BookCrossing)

  • Little Women (BookCrossing)

  • Dragon (Hardcover, BookCrossing)

  • The Tommyknockers (BookCrossing)

  • Along Came a Spider (BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • Demon Seed (BookCrossing)

  • The Forest (BookCrossing)

  • The Sum of All Fears (BookCrossing)

  • Star Trek: TNG- Strike Zone (BookCrossing)

  • Four Blind Mice (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Cards on the Table (BookCrossing)

  • Star Trek: TNG- Power Hungry (BookCrossing)

  • The Cat who Tailed a Thief (BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • The First 48 (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Guilty Pleasures (BookCrossing)

  • The Cat who Ate Danish Modern (BookCrossing, animal or numbers challenge)

  • Star Wars: Episode 1 (Hardcover, BookCrossing)

  • The Boxcar Children (BookCrossing)

  • Wolf (BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • The Westing Game (BookCrossing)

  • 101 Outer Space Jokes (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: 1- The Bad Beginning (Hardcover, Bookcrossing)

  • The Babysitters Club: Mary Anne and the Memory Garden (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Babysitters Club: Mallory's Christmas Wish (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Neverending Story (BookCrossing or gift)

  • Harry Potter and the Sorverer's Stone (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Harry Potter and the Sorverer's Stone (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Treasure Island (BookCrossing, Scotland challenge)

  • The Secret Garden (Hardcover, BookCrossing)

  • American Girls- Meet Kirsten (BookCrossing)

  • Johhny Tremain (BookCrossing)

  • The Metamorphosis (BookCrossing)

  • A Separate Peace (BookCrossing)

  • Animal Farm (BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • The Magic Dreidels (BookCrossing)

  • MacDuff Goes to School (Hardcover, BookCrossing, Scotland challenge)

Cost: $20

So today's lot was $20 for 146 books. Some audio books, a few very nice ones, and a ton for BookCrossing with. Yay.

SO... this weekend I spent an unbelievable $195 and came out with 416 books, if I'm doing the math right. And that's about 47 cents apiece. Not too bad for all that. This should really last me a while, yes?
tarotgal: (Bookworm Remus)
Book Sale #2, Day #2:
  • Pandora (Audio book by Anne Rice)

  • The Eleventh Hour (Hardcover, much reading & fun then BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Ice Time (Oversized paperback, inspiring hockey stories? Uh, yeah!)

  • The Wonder of Christmas (Hardcover, for my BookCrossing holiday buddy)

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: 10- The Slippery Slope (Hardcover)

  • How the Scots Made America (Hardcover, BookCrossing, Scotland challenge)

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Unnatural Selection

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Willow Files

  • Seventh Son (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Penalty Box (BookCrossing, Hockey Romance!)

  • Fair Play (Hardcover, Hockey Romance!!!)

  • Anansi Boys (Hardcover, Neil Gaiman- YES!)

  • Marvel Adventures- Spider Man: Doom with a View (AWESOME! I bought some F4 books in the Marvel Adventures series)

  • 101 Dalmations (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Just Go to Bed (BookCrossing- this week's challenge with a stuffed animal on the cover)

  • Buddy Bear's Bad Day (BookCrossing- this week's challenge with a stuffed animal on the cover)

  • Winnie the Pooh's A to Zzzz

  • Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore

  • Pooh- The Very Best Easter Bunny (BookCrossing)

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit (BookCrossing)

  • Miss Nelson is Missing! (BookCrossing)

  • Not going to say, since it's a present (Hardcover)

  • Once Upon a Time (BookCrossing, after I read it)

  • Flower Garden Plans (I'm hoping it will help inspire me for NaNoWriMo since gardens are going to be a big thing in the novel)

Cost: $18

Book Sale #1, Day #3 (before the bag sale):
  • Porno (Oversized paperback, OMG I've wanted to read this ever since I read Trainspotting last year! Squee!!)

  • Magical Thinking (Oversized paperback, I just read Running with Scissors and I'm eager to read Augusten's other books now)

Cost: $2

Book Sale #1, Day #3 (bag sale):
  • The Literary Cat (Hardcover, probably a present)

  • Scarlet (BookCrossing, probably, since I have SO many books to read ahead of this one)

  • The Green Mile (Books 1-6 in a little box)

  • Twp Gentleman Sharing

  • Innumeracy (Audio book)

  • The Story of Heathcliff's Journey Back to Wuthering Heights (Audio book)

  • Day of Confession (Audio book)

  • Pretend You Don't See Her (Audio book)

  • Cold Mountain (Audio book)

  • Speak for the Dead (Audio book)

  • Wilde (Oversized paperback, Based on the movie!)

  • The Paradox of Oscar Wilde (Hardcover)

  • The Romance of Leonardo DaVinci (Hardcover)

  • Fairy Tales and After (Oversized paperback)

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Huge photos and text from the Kenneth Branagh movie edition)

  • A Shorter Finnegans Wake (Oversized paperback, Hmmm. Interesting)

  • The Scottish Quotation Book (Hardcover)

  • A Clockwork Orange

  • The Unadulterated Cat (Terry Ptratchett! This looks adorable)

  • The Killer Angels (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing, possibly, but it's such a nice copy I might keep it and read it first)

  • They Whisper (BookCrossing or possibly I'll read first)

  • Shakespeare: The Globe & the World (Huge, read then BookCrossing)

  • Watchers (read then BookCrossing)

  • The Princess of Ireland (Hardcover, read then BookCrossing probably)

  • Voice of the Eagle (Hardcover, BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • The Sand Wars- Challenge Met (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Slab Rat (BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • Gossip Hound (BookCrossing, dor or animal challenge)

  • Dragonsinger (BookCrossing)

  • Soldiers of Ice (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Fodor's Pocket Washington DC Guide (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Speaks the Nightbird (BookCrossing, animal challenge or TickTock challenge)

  • To Absent Friends from Red Smith (BookCrossing)

  • Shadows (BookCrossing)

  • 1984 (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown (BookCrossing)

  • Table for Five (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Table for Five (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Floating Girl (BookCrossing)

  • Love that Dog (BookCrossing, dog challenge)

  • The Best Cat Ever (BookCrossing)

  • 101 Vacation Jokes (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Cheaper by the Dozen (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • A Separate Peace (BookCrossing)

  • The Last of the Mohicans (BookCrossing)

  • New York, NY 10022 (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Black Sunday (BookCrossing, TickTock)

  • The Green Mile Part 1 (BookCrossing)

  • The Green Mile Part 2 (BookCrossing)

  • The Green Mile Part 3 (BookCrossing)

  • The Green Mile Part 4 (BookCrossing)

  • The Green Mile Part 5 (BookCrossing)

  • The Green Mile Part 6 (BookCrossing)

  • MacBeth (BookCrossing, Shakespeare or Scotland challenge)

  • Treasure Island (BookCrossing, Scotland challenge)

  • Digital Fortress (BookCrossing)

  • Digital Fortress (BookCrossing)

  • Blessings for a Mother's Day (BookCrossing)

  • Voyage of Snake Lady (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Pandora's Clock (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • More Tales of the City (Oversized paperback, probably BookCrossing)

  • Little Alters Everywhere (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Happy all the Time (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing, TickTock challenge)

  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing- AHHHHHHHHHH! I caught my own copy of this book!)

  • End of Days (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing, TickTock challenge)

  • Flight of the Dragonfly (BookCrossing, animals challenge)

  • War of the Rats (BookCrossing, animals challenge)

  • Babel-17 (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Space (BookCrossing)

  • Forces of Eagles (BookCrossing, animals challenge)

  • Master of the Five Magics (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Against the Fall of Night (BookCrossing, TickTock challenge)

  • Jamie the Red (BookCrossing)

  • Fractal Mode (BookCrossing)

  • Beach House (BookCrossing)

  • The Sixth Commandment (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Sweet Dove Died (BookCrossing, animals challenge)

  • Seven Japanese Tales (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Night Angel 9 (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • OX (BookCrossing, animals challenge)

  • Juxtiposition c (BookCrossing)

  • Goodbye, Mickey Mouse (BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • Clan of the Cave Bear (BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • 37th Hour (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • A Morbid Taste for Bones (BookCrossing)

  • The 42nd Parallel (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Blood Lines (BookCrossing)

  • A Girl's Guide to Vampires (BookCrossing)

  • Wild Mountain Thyme (BookCrossing, Scotland challenge)

  • Bangkok 8 (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Da Vinci Code (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • The Swimming-Pool Library (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Playland (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Call it Sleep (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Brotherly Love (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Changing Places (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Animal Husbandry (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • Doghouse Rose (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing, dog challenge)

  • First Victim (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Polite Sex (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • American Girls ABout Town (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • The Hornet's Nest (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing, animal challenge)

  • Alice in Exile (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • The Crofter and the Laird (BookCrossing, Scotland challenge)

  • The Hermit of 69th Street (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Hardcover, BookCrossing. numbers challenge)

Cost: $9

Total: Total cost of $29 for 137 books.

One more bag sale to go! *deep breath*
tarotgal: (Bookworm Remus)
OMG Books!

Book Sale #1, Day #2:
  • Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake series)

  • In Cold Blood (Might be too scary for me, but I want to give it a shot)

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: 4- Miserable Mill (Hardcover)

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: 6- Ersatz Elevator (Hardcover)

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: 9- Carnivorous Carnival (Hardcover)

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: 2- Reptile Room

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: 3- Wide Window

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: 4- Miserable Mill (BookCrossing)

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: 5- Austere Academy

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: 6- Ersatz Elevator (BookCrossing)

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: 8- Hostile Hospital

  • Fairyland (BookCrossing)

  • Prozac Nation (Oversized paperback)

  • Memoirs of a Geisha (Oversized paperback)

  • Significant Others (Oversized paperback)

  • Outlander (BookCrossing)

  • The Drawing of the Three

  • Midnight (BookCrossing)

  • Einstein's Dreams (BookCrossing)

  • Muder in the CIA

  • Cardcaptors: The Movie (DVD- I couldn't resist the CLAMP)

  • Cinematherapy: The Girl's Guide to Movies for Every Mood

  • Naked (Oversized paperback, Sedaris! I read this a few months back and now I have my own copy!)

  • Naked Pictures of Famous People (Oversized paperback, John Stewart goodness!)

Cost: $21

Book Sale #2, Day #1:
  • Tooth and Claw (Audio book- CD- Unabridged, I've recently started getting into T.C. Boyle and this is read by the author himself!)

  • Graveyard Shift and other stories from Night Shift (Audio book- Unabridged, Stephen King)

  • Blood and Smoke (Audio book- Unabridged, read by Stephen King- available only as an audiobook!)

  • Hearts of Atlantis (Audio book- Unabridged, read by Stephen King and William Hurt!)

  • Cell (Audio book- CD- Unabridged; BookCrossing probably... I've already listened to it and can't decide to keep it or not because it's great but SCARY!)

  • At Home in Mitford (Audio book- also read by the author)

  • The Pearl (Audio book- Unabridged, I've always regretted not being able to read this for school)

  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Audio book- I bought a copy of this at a previous book sale and it was incomplete; now I can listen to it properly & complete it)

  • The A.B.C. Muders (Audio Book- Unabridged)

  • The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Volume 21 (Audio book- with Basil & Nigel in the radio drama!)

  • The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Vol 4 (Audio book- ditto about Basil and Nigel)

  • Claws and Efect (Audio book- Unabridged, Rita Mae Brown goodness!)

  • The Two Towers (Audio book- Unabridged, read by Rob Inglis)

  • The Return of the King (Audio book- Unabridged, read by Rob Inglis)

  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Audio book- CD- Unabridged, DEXTER?! SQUEEEEEEEE!)

  • Going Postal (Audio book- CD- Unabridged, Terry Pratchett!)

  • Brother Odd (Audio book- CD- Unabridged, OMG! I've listened to the first 2 books in the series and have been DYING to listen to this third and final one! *hugs it tightly*)

  • By the Light of the Moon (Audio book- Unabridged, possibly my FAVORITE Koontz book EVER! And now it's mine on tape!)

  • Star Trek Memories (by Shatner)

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (BookCrossing, Scotland/Animal challenge)

  • Harry Potter a l'Ecole des Sorciers (Yup. The French version & cover of the first HP book!)

  • Haunted (I've never read any Joyce Carol Oates and I feel shame about that)

  • A Friend of the Earth (Oversized paperback, see way above for T.C. Boyle interest)

  • A Dragon-Lover's Trasury of the Fantastic (Oversized paperback- promised to Sara after I read it)

  • The Sunday Philosophy Club (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing- I think I already have a copy but not sure)

  • Son of Oscar Wilde (Oversized paperback- I saw a review for this months ago and have wanted desperately to read it since)

  • The House on the Strand (We were having a Daphne duMaurier discussion at work yesterday!)

  • Murder on the Potomac (I almost have all her books now!)

  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (Hardcover with dustjacket that is the same version I remember from when I was a kid! Squee!)

  • Naked (BookCrossing)

  • 2061: odyssey three (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Blue Fairy Book (Naturally called to me)

  • Cell (I want my own copy)

  • The Lord of the Rings: Official Movie Guide (Um, yes, can we say Squee?!)

  • Trainspotting (CD Soundtrack! 2 days ago my radio station were talking about a poll of the top 10 soundtracks and Trainspotting made the list! I figured I'd better claim it. Plus, well, Ewan-ness *G*)

  • Hockey Drills for Pick Control (Hockey... don't know why I'd need this, but it's hockey)

  • Mah Jong for Beginners (Hardcover and YAY! Now I don't have to resort to internet searches every time I have a question! Kickass!)

  • Animal Farm (Hardcover, Illustrated 50th Anniversary Edition!)

  • Dinotopia: The World Beneath (Hardcover Dinatopia book I didn't already have. Squee!)

  • Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (Hardcover, 1959 edition- first printing? I dunno, but this is my FAVORITE Nany Drew story)

  • Captain Horatio Hornblower- Flying Colours (Hardcover, 1939 edition with illustration- I'm too thrilled even to squee!)

Cost: a whopping $79 (so many audio books, so little commute time)

So I guess that's a total of exactly $100 for 65 books. But considering a few were very nice hardcovers and (I think) 18 are audio books (most of which are unabridged) I don't think that's too bad at all.

My gods. I'm NEVER going to have time to read everything, am I? *cries like the man from that Twilight Zone episode*
tarotgal: (Bookworm Remus)
Library Book Sale #1, Day 1:

  • The Mermaid Chair (Audio book- Unabridged- CD- I already have a copy on CD but am missing a CD. Now I'll have the whole thing, BookCross)

  • Life of Pi (Audio book- Unabridged, Bookcross)

  • Better Homes and Gardens: Cooking for Today- Vegetarian (CD)

  • Dragonfly in Amber (Audio book)

  • Lean in Your Car: Italian (Audio book- for my sister)

  • Lolita (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • Something I'm not going to mention because it's a gift (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • The Daughter of Time (Audio book- Unabridged)

  • Star Wars- Dark Empire II (Audio book- Audio Drama)

  • Star Trek: Avenger (Audio book)

  • The Hobbit (Audio book- BBC Radio version)

  • Highlander Bloopers (VHS- I couldn't resist. I'm going to throw it in with a Highlander RABCK or bookbox)

  • Victor/Victoria (VHS- again, I couldn't resist!)

  • True History of the Kelly Gang (Oversized paperback)

  • Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country (Oversized paperbackl... and uses John Williams Waterhouse's art on cover)

  • The Knight of the Sacred Lake (ditto above, second book in series)

  • Bookworms: great writers and readers celebrate reading (oversized paperback)

  • Life of Pi (Oversized paperback)

  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

  • Great Folk Tales of Ireland (Oversized paperback, though skinny)

  • Tales of the City (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing since I already have a copy, LGBT bookbox)

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (BookCrossing, LGBT bookbox)

  • The Golden Compass (BookCrossing, will probably release when I go see the movie)

  • The Golden Compass (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Macbeth (BookCrossing, Scotland challenge)

  • Five Dialogues (oversized paperback, BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • 1984 (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Twelfth Night (BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • Nine Stories (read, then BookCrossing, numbers challenge)

  • The Poisonwood Bible (BookCrossing, holiday buddy)

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (BookCrossing)

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (BookCrossing)

  • Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice- The Rising Force (BookCrossing)

  • The Mystery of Loch Ness (BookCrossing, Scotland challenge)

  • Star Wars: I am a Jedi by Qui-Gon Jinn (I couldn't resist! Especially with Yoda's "Reed you will!" motto in the top corner)

  • Star Wars: I am a Jedi Apprentice by Anakin Skywalker (After the former ^ I couldn't resist this either)

  • Alichino Vol 1 (Manga)

  • Vampire Knight Vol 2 (Manga)

  • Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic (Graphic novel)

  • City of Light. City of Dark. (Graphic novel)

  • Inu-Yasha Vol 1 (Manga, gorgeous copy!)

  • The Avengers: The Kree-Skrull War (Graphic novel- I've been wanting to read the Avengers for a while- I love Marvel!)

  • Nightwing: Mobbed Up (Graphic nove, pristine conditionl)

  • The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (Graphic novel)

  • Batman: War Games (Graphic novel, pristine condition)

  • Batman: War Crimes (Graphic novel, pristine condition)

  • Batman: Under the Hood (Graphic novel, pristine condition)

  • Batman: The Killing Joke (Graphic novel, pristine condition)

  • Nightwing: Year One (Graphic novel, pristine condition)

  • Batman: Full Circle (Graphic novel, pristine condition)

  • Robin: Days of Fire and Madness (Graphic novel, pristine condition)

  • Hero (Graphic novel, pristine condition)

  • The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them) (Oversized paperback)

  • On Writing Well (Might give to people at work)

  • 52-week Hockey Training (Hockey! Oh, this book looks like the most unuseful book that I'll ever find to be really useful)

  • The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Squee! L. Frank Baum- I've been looking for this for a year)

  • The Luckiest Kids in the World! The Pony Party! (i.e. Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography) (Hardcover- OMG I've been wanting to read this for sooooo long!)

  • Fantastic 4 (movie novelization)

  • The Phantom of the Opera (Hardcover, looks like it's never been read, and I love the book but didn't have my own copy!)

  • Kidnapped (Hardcover, A GORGEOUS version of the book with great illustrations)

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oversized paperback, gorgeous copy)

  • Roverandom (Oversized paperback, Tolkien!)

  • Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth (Oversized paperback, never been read, by the look of it!)

  • The Annotated Hobbit (Hardcover- dust jacket is very ripped, but inside is beautiful!!!)

  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers- Creatures (Oohh, pretty photos/sketches/close-ups/designs/backgrounds)

  • Delta of Venus: Erotica by Anais Nin (Hardcover- I've been wanting to read this for YEARS!)

  • Me Talk Pretty One Day (Oversized paperback- I've wanted a copy of this since I read it last year)

That's 68 books for only $45.50
A who bunch of gorgeous graphic novels (I'm definitely on a GN kick right now), a lot of really nice audio books, some gorgeous hardcovers to add to my collection, a few books I love so much that I want to pick them up and hug them tight, and even some nice selections for BookCrossing with! I actually gave the library $46 and told them I didn't need change. So that comes out to about 67 cents a book so far. REALLY not bad for a first day. I'm THRILLED with some of these finds (and ODing on Tolkien & Batman)! Squee!

Tomorrow will be book sale #2 day 1, and book sale #1 day 2 :-) Oh, and before I forget, the Halloween party was lots of fun. MUCH smaller than I'd been led to believe, but still a great time :-)

Book Sale

Aug. 12th, 2007 05:03 pm
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
I went to a thrift shop today. Had some trouble finding it (um, because I thought I knew where it was in downtown Fairfax and I apparently did NOT have a clue and I didn't bother looking at the directions). They have a "fill a brown paper bag for $5 sale every month and August's was today.

I filled two bags full of books- about 10 of which I'm keeping for myself. The rest I'm BookCrossing with. And I was so happy yesterday when I got through half of my "needs to be registered" box! Now I have about 110 books still to register. Crap! LOL They're good books, though. I'm happy about it. Nothing terribly spectacular. Definitely worth going. I got several nice hardcovers, a Golden Book about Eeyore, a dozen classic children's stories, an audio book, a Charmed novel, two Tolkien role play books, and a whole BUNCH of paperback novels. I'm not going to list them all out, though, because I'm nicer than that. LOL

They came out to $0.12 each, though. NOT bad at all if I do say so myself.


Jul. 22nd, 2007 01:36 am
tarotgal: (Default)

I just finished reading, less than 24 hours after getting the book in my hand. It took me about 15.5 hours to read in total (I only got 3 hours of sleep last night, and those were hours I forced myself to take).

Wow. I honestly couldn't have asked for anything more.

There were times when I cried my eyes out. There were times when I was struck silent, heart pounding. There were times I JUMPED off my couch, hopped up and down, pounding my fist at the air in happiness (because I had to be quiet as my house full of relatives is alseep).

I think I'll go to bed and take some more time to let everything sink in. Just wanted to post and say I'd read it and I'll be going back on mail & mailing lists but not until sometime tomorrow after I've spent time thinking more about it. So if you sent me e-mail/posted, I probably won't reply until Sun night or Monday night when all my family is gone.

Please remember to post NO SPOILERS in reply to anything on my journal since not all my friends have read it!!!
If you haven't read the book, don't even think to look at my journal/replies just in case someone is mean and posts spoilers. But PLEASE don't :-)

Book lines

Jul. 1st, 2007 10:27 pm
tarotgal: (Ewan- Good Book)
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] x_posed_again

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5.Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).
6. Tag five people.

From Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (my current read, though I'm only on page 202):
But she heard the name and shivered.
'Look at the sky,' she said quickly. The sky had grown darker. 'I think it will thunder again. Here is the new rain, look!'
She closed her eyes and let the rain fall on her face, and after another second I could not have said what were raindrops, and what tears. I went to her and touched her arm.

I'm not tagging anyone. Anybody can join in on the fun.
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
OMG I wish I had more bookshelves... I'm drowning... HAPPY, but drowning. I got there an hour early. It was raining, so I was able to sit under the overhang against the building as the SECOND person in line *facepalm* I also got some reading done while I waited, so yay.
One of my friends from the Writers' Roundtable showed up about ten minutes before the doors opened, so it was nice seeing her... I think she thinks I'm a freak now... but I saw her buy a whole bag so heehee. Bag sales rule.

  • Wrath of the Lion by Jack Higgins (BookCrossing)

  • Games to Keep the Dark Away by Marcia Muller (BookCrossing)

  • Violets are Blue by James Patterson (BookCrossing)

  • The Promise of Christmas by Tara Taylor Quinn (BookCrossing)

  • An Angel to Die For by Ballard (BookCrossing)

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (BookCrossing)

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis (BookCrossing)

  • Prince Caspian CS Lewis by (BookCrossing)

  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis (BookCrossing)

  • October Sky by Homer Hickam Jr (BookCrossing- I'm thinking of releasing this next April since Hicham's a VT grad)

  • The Ambassador's Son by (BookCrossing- ditto above)

  • The House at Pooh Corner by AA Milne (BookCrossing)

  • The Beginning Place by Ursula LeGuin (BookCrossing)

  • 1984 by Orwell (BookCrossing)

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (BookCrossing)

  • Black Boy by Richard Wright (BookCrossing)

  • Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt (BookCrossing)

  • The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters (BookCrossing)

  • The Shipping News by Annie Proulx (BookCrossing)

  • Tales of the Night by Peter Hoeg (BookCrossing)

  • Tome of Death by Meredith (BookCrossing)

  • The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown (BookCrossing)

  • A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton (BookCrossing)

  • Rising Phoenix by Kyle Mills (BookCrossing)

  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (BookCrossing)

  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (BookCrossing)

  • Robin Hood by Howard Pyle (BookCrossing)

  • The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters (Hardcover, BookCrossing)

  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (BookCrossing)

  • X-Men 2 by Ckaremont (BookCrossing... I think I own a copy already... must check)

  • Alias: A Secret Life by Roberts (BookCrossing)

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (BookCrossing)

  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (BookCrossing)

  • Thr Pride of Lions by Marsha Canham (BookCrossing)

  • Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson (BookCrossing)

  • Digital Fortress by Dan Brown (BookCrossing)

  • Outlander by Gabaldon (BookCrossing)

  • Voyager by Gabaldon (BookCrossing)

  • Hamlet by Shakespeare (BookCrossing)

  • Table for Five by Wiggs (BookCrossing)

  • Spell of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning (BookCrossing)

  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (BookCrossing)

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (BookCrossing)

  • Pet Sematary by Stephen King (BookCrossing)

  • Big Fish by Daniel Wallace (Ocersized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • The Circle of Nine by (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Independence Day by Devlin & Emmerich & Molstad... and McNeff (Kids, BookCrossing)

  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris (Ugh, Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • On Beauty by Zadie Smith (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Five-Minute Mysteries by Ken Weber (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Looking for Sex in Shakespeare by Stanley Wells (Oversided paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson (Hardcover, BookCrossing)

  • How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days by Kalstone (BookCrossing)

  • What do Dogs Dream About? by Globe Communication Corp. (BookCrossing)

  • Second-Hand Dog by Carol Lea Benjamin (BookCrossing)

  • Strange Highways by Dean Koontz

  • Phantoms by Dean Koontz

  • Star Trek TNG- Starfleet Academy: Crossfire by Vornholt (These looksed adorable)

  • Star Trek TNG- Starfleet Academy: Line of Fire by Peter David

  • Star Trek TNG- Starfleet Academy: Worf's First Adventure by Peter David

  • The Dark Hald by Stephen King

  • Icebound by Dean Koontz (I read this on audiobook, abdridged, and loved it)

  • If I Live to be 100 by Neenah Ellis (Oversized paperback)

  • The Chocolate Puppy Puzzle by Joanna Carl (Hardback, read then BookCross)

  • The Talented Mr. Ripley by Highsmith (Ocersized paperback, read, then Bookcross)

  • Star Trek- TNG: Maximum Warp book 1 by Galanter & Brodeur

  • Star Trek- TNG: Maximum Warp book 2 by Galanter & Brodeur

  • Time Hoppers by Robert Silverberg

  • Str Trek: Gateways book 2 of 7 by Carey

  • Str Trek: Gateways book 3 of 7 by Greenberger

  • Str Trek: Gateways book 4 of 7 by DeCandido

  • Str Trek: Gateways book 5 of 7 by Golden

  • Str Trek: Gateways book 6 of 7 by Peter David

  • Str Trek: Gateways book 7 of 7 by lotsa authors (Hardcover)

  • The Great International Paper Airplane Book by Mander, Dippel, & Gossage

  • Peter Carl Faberge by Henry Charles Bainbridge (Hardcover)

  • Seize the Night by Dean Koontz (Hardcover, one of my faaaaavorite DK books!)

  • By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz (Hardcover, another of my favorite DK books)

  • The Stand by Stephen King (Hardcover and HUGE)

  • Friedman's Fables by Edwin Friedman (Hardcover)

  • Murder in the Smithsonian by Margaret Truman (Hardcover- I almost bought this on day 1, but passed it up. I'm glad it was still around today. I have it in paperback and I've started reading it, but now I can bookcross with the paperback and still have a copy to finish reading)

  • The Penalty Box by Deirdre Martin (Hardcover. OMG I didn't know they MADE these in hardcover! SQUEEE!)

  • Fat Cats by Suares (Hardcover and an adorable collection of photos)

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (soundtrack tape- I couldn't resist)

  • Hannibal by Thomas Harris (Unabridged Audio book)

  • The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester (Unabridged Audio book)

  • Men in Black by Perry (Audio book)

  • A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (Unabridged Audio book)

  • Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson (Audio book)

  • Violets are Blue by James Patterson (Unopened, Audio book)

  • Caribbean by James Michener (Audio book)

  • Angels Fall by Nora Roberts (Unabridged Audio book)

  • The X-Files: Ground Zero by Kevin J. Anderson (Audio book, Read by Gillian Anderson herself)

  • Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (Audio book)

  • The Nelson Demille Collection by Nelson Demille (Audio book)

  • The Jester by James Patterson (Unabridged Audio book)

  • Prayers for Rain by Dennis Lehane (Unabridged Audio book)

  • Great American Writers by 21 different authors (Unabridged Audio book- I almost bought this on day 1, also)

  • Just One Look by Harlan Coben (Unabridged Audio book)

  • A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman (Audio book)

  • Nimisha's Ship by Anne McCaffrey (Unopened Audio book)

  • Crade and All by James Patterson (Audio book)

That's 104 for $15.
So in three days my total is a whopping: 184 for $117.50. That comes out to $0.64 apiece. That rocks. *is so happy*

Halfway through typing this up, my vision went away on one side. Freaked me out. I think I was tired/dehydrated or something. Vision is back, but I was terrified for a good half an hour or so. Crap.
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
I went to the book sale today with only one bag, sure I would just find one or two or five books. *sigh* It never works that way...

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JKR (BookCrossing)

  • The Irish by Sean O'Faolain (BookCrossing)

  • I, Vampire by Michael Romkey (Read, then BookCrossing)

  • The Secret Hour by Lianne Rice (BookCrossing)

  • Tolkien: A Look Behing The Lord of the Rings by Lin Carter

  • The Catcher in the Rye by Salinger (BookCrossing)

  • Star Trek- New Frontier: Renaissance by Peter David (I read one of his books and fell in love with Captain Mackenzie Calhoun... I want more of him)

  • Star Trek- New Frontier: The Quiet Place by Peter David

  • Star Trek- New Frontier: Being Human by Peter David

  • Star Trek- New Frontier: Dark Allies by Peter David

  • Star Trek- New Frontier: Requiem by Peter David

  • Star Trek- New Frontier: Restoration by Peter David (Hardcover)

  • Along came a Spider by Patterson (BookCrossing)

  • Once Police Plaza by Caunitz (BookCrossing)

  • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson (BookCrossing)

  • The Books of Magic: Bindings by Carla Jablonski (I'm reading the first Neil Gaiman Books of Magic graphic novel now)

  • Outlander by Gabaldon (BookCrossing)

  • Drums of Autumn by Gabaldon (BookCrossing)

  • Show Don't Tell: A Writer's Guide by William Noble (Hardcover, I definitely need this)

  • Handbook of Short Story Writing Volume II by Reader's Digest

  • Women Writers at Work- The Paris Review Interviews edited by George Plimpton

  • The 30-Minute Writer: How to Write & Sell Short Pieces by Connie Emerson (Hardvover)

  • The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney (Unabridged Audio book, CD)

  • Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz (Unabridged Audio book)

  • The Spiderwick Chronicles: Book 4- The Ironwood Tree by DiTerlizzi & Black (Hardcover and beautiful)

  • The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne (Hardcover and very lovely- better than my nice paperback copy!)

So that's 26 books for $24.50. Not as good as yesterday by any means, but not too bad. I'll definitely be going back tomorrow for the bag sale.
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
OMG yes. Another book sale. I was the 15th or so person in line... got there about 50 minutes before doors opened... yes, I'm a total geek and a half.

Books I bought today:
  • A Guide to Middle Earth by Robert Foster

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JKR (UK paperback, will probably release through BookCrossing in honor of book 7's release)

  • Hockey: Learn to Play the Modern Way by Sports Illustrated/Jack Falla (I'm a sucker for hockey books, can you tell?)

  • On Writing the Short Story by Hallie Burnett (Oversized paperback, looks useful)

  • Pound Puppies: Public Nuisance by Korman (My very first fandom obsession was Pound Puppies. I haven't read this one yet)

  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (Hardcover, BookCrossing... I think. It's the 40th Birthday edition *is conflicted*)

  • The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea 2) by Ursula K. LeGuin (BookCrossing, was on my birthday buddy's wishlis)

  • The Farthest Shore (Earthsea 3) by Ursula K. LeGuin (BookCrossing, was on my birthday buddy's wishlist)

  • American Patchwork & Quilting by Better Homes & Gardens (Hardcover, BookCrossing- my birthday buddy likes quilting)

  • Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman (BookCrossing)

  • Timescape by Benford (read, then BookCross)

  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh (I loved this book/movie. And, hello- Ewan *G*)

  • The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (keep this copy, BookCross with my other copy)

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey (BookCrossing)

  • With Lawrence in Arabia by Lowell Thomas

  • Kingdom Hearts: Official Strategy Guide by Dan Birlew (OMG maybe I'll actually make it through the game now?!)

  • Verkilak by Hampton & Kneece (Graphic Novel- may keep or may read & BookCross... haven't decided yet, but it looks wonderful and has Vampires!)

  • Vampire: The Complete Guide to the World of the Undead by Manuela Dunn Mascetti (oohh so many pictures and lots of lore)

  • Illustrated Guide to Ireland by Reader's Digest (Hardcover, for my dad for Father's Day)

  • The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers by Lilian Jackson Braun (Unabridged Audio book, CDs)

  • Thud! by Terry Pratchett (Unabridged Audio book, CDs)

  • War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (Unabridged Audio book, CDs)

  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Unabridged Audio book, CDs- I read it in paperback and loved it)

  • Possession by Byatt (Unabridged Audio book)

  • Rising Sun by Michael Chrichton (Audio book)

  • Voilets are Blue by James Patterson (Audio book- Vampires!)

  • Four Blind Mice by James Patterson (Unabridged Audio book)

  • Deception Point by Dan Brown (Audio book)

  • The Meaning of Life by Th Dalai Lama (Audio book)

  • I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson (Audio book)

  • Child of my Heart by Alice McDermott (Unabridged Audio book)

  • Every Living Thing by James Harriot (Audio book)

  • Apollo 13 by Lovell & Kluger (Audio book)

  • Star Wars Episode 1 by Terry Brooks (Audio book. heehee)

  • Thriller: Edgar Allen Poe stories by Golden Age Radio (Audio drama)

  • Thriller: Frankenstein/Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Golden Age Radio (Audio drama)

  • The Song Within by Megan Davidson (read, then BookCrossing)

  • Outlander by Gabaldon (BookCrossing)

  • Voyager by Gabaldon (BookCrossing)

  • More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin (Oversized paperback, BookCrossing bookbox since I have another copy on my TBR shelf)

  • Find Me by Rosie O'Donnell (Hardcover, BookCossing bookbox since I have a copy of my own TBR)

  • Shonen Jump Manga + Advanced 2006 by Shonen Jump (Manga, BookCrossing bookbox)

  • InuYasha Vol 13 by Takahashi (Hardcover, read then BookCrossing probably)

  • Star Wars Episode 1 by Patricia Wrede (Kids book, nummy nummy Jedi photos)

  • Star Wars Episode 2 by Patricia Wrede (Kids book, also nummy Jedi photos)

  • And my favorites of the bunch:
  • Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris (YES!!!!!! The only David Sedaris book I haven't read/don't own. I looked all over for Sedaris books- humor, nonfiction, biography, and found this one hiding in the fiction section. WHOOHOO!)

  • Star Wars Episode 1 by Terry Brooks (Hardcover. With gorgeous pic of Obi-Wan on the front cover and gorgeous pick of Qui-Gon on the back cover)

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oversized paperback, but the original edition with illustrations and large type to match my set!)

  • Dinatopia by James Gurney (Hardcover, excellent/almost-perfect condition. I've wanted a copy of this book since I was a kid!!)

  • The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith (Unabridged Audio book, unopened, still shrink wrapped!)

  • The Hobbit by JRRT (Audio book- the set of 6 dramatized cassettes that my parents have... only this comes in a lovely wooden collector's box!)

  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (Oversized paperback. SQUEE! I LOVED this book when I got it out of the library. Now I have my very own copy!)

  • Gravitation Vol 1 by Murakami (Manga. SQUEEEEEE! I rescued this from the kids section- NOT something little kids need to read. But something I sure as heck wanted- was going to buy the whole series from Amazon... getting it for fifty cents is even better!)

  • Gravitation Vol 2 by Marakami (Manga. More SQUEEEEEEEEEE! Perfect condition, too. Wowzers)

So... that was $78. Which seems like a lot, but for 54 books, many of which are audio books, several of which were hardcovers, and a few of which I was probably going to buy at full price off Amazon.com (The Historian, Gravi, Holidays, and Dinatopia... which would have run me about $75 just for those 5 if you're going by cover price) I feel like I had a spectacular morning of book-buying! *does the math* $0.69 a book? On the first day? That's actually fantastic.

Plus some are gifts, many are for BookCrossing, and so many of the audio books I'll be listening to and then BookCrossing with anyway. So lots of these won't be staying on my overwhelmed shelves for long.
tarotgal: (BookCrossing)
If anyone's interested in trading/borrowing yaoi manga, there's a new Yahoo Group that just started up through BookCrossing:
tarotgal: (Bookworm Remus)
Here we go... today's books:

  • The Mummy by Anne Rice (oversized paperback, Reading/BookCrossing)

  • High Druid of Shannara: Straken by Terry Brooks (oversized paperback)

  • RL's Dream by Walter Mosley (oversized paperback)

  • Stephen King's The Dark Tower: A Concordance Vol I by Robin Furth (oversized paperback)

  • TV Land by Robin Keats

  • A Traveller's History of India by Sinharaja Tammita-Delgoda

  • The Rune Cards by Ralph Blum (hardcover)

  • Witchcraft & Magic by Arthur Gregor (hardcover, probably BookCrossing)

  • Ancient Magicks for a New Age by Richardson & Hughes (oversized paperback, probably BookCrossing)

  • Ghosts of Woodlawn Plantation by McElhaney

  • Taltos by Anne Rice (oversized paperback, Reading/BookCrossing)

  • The Wishsong of Shannara by Terry Brooks (oversized paperback, possibly BookCrossing)

  • One Upon a More Enlightened Time by Garner (hardcover, probably BookCrossing/Reading)

  • Legacy: A step-by-step guide to writing personal history by Linda Spence (oversized paperback)

  • Mr. Murder by Dean Koontz (hardcover, Reading/BookCrossing)

  • The Tommyknockers by Stephen King (hardcover, Reading/BookCrossing)

  • Dark Rivers by Dean Koontz (hardcover, Reading/BookCrossing)

  • The Shipping News by Annie Proulx (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • 5 Minute Mysteries by Ken Weber (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • The Englishman who went up a hill but came down a mountain by Christopher Monger (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • House of Sand and Fog by Dandre Dubus III (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • City in Love by Alex Shakar (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Portofino by Frank Schaeffer (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • The Witch of Clatteringshaws by Joan Aiken (Reading/BookCrossing)

  • Conceived Without Sin by Bud Macfarlane Jr (BookCrossing)

  • Call the Devil by His Oldest Name by Sallie Bissell (BookCrossing)

  • House of Spirits and Whispers by Annie Wilder (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Brigit Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Brigit Jones the edge of reason by Helen Fielding (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • The Shining by Stephen King (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Intensity by Dean Koontz (BookCrossing)

  • Writing a Woman's Life by Carolyn G. Heilbrun (Reading/BookCrossing)

  • Heart of Fire by Linda Howard (BookCrossing)

  • Death in a Cold Climate by Robert Barnard (BookCrossing)

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (BookCrossing)

  • Berlitz Travel Guide: Scotland (BookCrossing)

  • Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare (BookCrossing)

  • Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris (BookCrossing)

  • Billy Budd by Herman Melville (BookCrossing)

  • Animal Husbandry by Laura Zigman (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • The Canadian Book of Snobs by Victoria Branden (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • A Light in the Window by Jan Karon (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Let the Dog Drive by David Bowman (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Man's Official Guide to the Use of His Garage by Thomas Neviaser, MD (BookCrossing)

  • Songs in Orginary Time by Mary McGarry Morris (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Christmas Dreams by various (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • The Man Who Listens to Horses by (BookCrossing)

  • Buffalo Afternoon by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (oversized paperback, BookCrossing)

  • Illustrated Guide to Britain (hardcover, might give as gift to my KS)

  • Life's Little Instruction Book (BookCrossing)

  • White Shark by Peter Benchley (Audiobook, abridged, BookCrossing)

  • Heaven and Hell by John Jakes (Audiobook, abridged, BookCrossing)

  • The Apocalypse Watch by Robert Ludlum (Audiobook, abridged, BookCrossing)

  • The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell (Audiobook, abridged, Reading/BookCrossing)

  • The Vision of Emma Blau by Ursula Hegi (Audiobook, abridged, Reading?/BookCrossing)

  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (Audiobook, abridged, Reading/BookCrossing)

That's 60 books for a total of $6. (10 cents apiece)

And my three day total is... 124 for $89.50. Not too bad really. Seventy-something cents each isn't excellent, but considering I got a lot of nonfiction, hardcovers and audiobooks (not to mention several really nice books for my BookCrossing buddy) I'm happy with it. And certainly I'm going to be spending a LONG time registering these on BookCrossing. LOL

All righty. I'm off to Blockbuster (bye bye History Boys and Farscape Season 1 Volume 7) then when I get home, I start work on a Remus-the-Rentboy fic and watch another game of hockey. Oh, and we're doing another blood curve for diabetic cat. Fun stuff!
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
Day two of the sale... just got a few things...

  • The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery by Ray & Remick (I don't write mysteries but I think some of the advice looked good and who knows? Maybe I'll write one now)

  • Formatting Your Screenplay by Rick Reichman (in case I want to try ScriptFrenzy! some time)

  • Frankenstein: Book 2 by Dean Koontz (I liked book 1 a lot)

  • Celtic Myth & Magic by Edain McCoy (oversized paperback, I'll probably keep this for myself)

  • Dancing with Dragons by D.J. Conway (oversized paperback, BookCrossing- I'm holding up the new age relay)

  • The 21 Lessons of Merlyn by Douglas Monroe (oversized paperback, same as above though I may read it first)

  • Macbeth by Shakespeare (BookCrossing)

  • The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson (probably bookcrossing)

  • The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (hardcover, for my BookCrossing birthday buddy)

  • Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx (BookCrossing)

  • Openly Bob by Bob Smith (Squee! I LOVE this book! I think I might keep it for myself)

  • Sphere byMichael Crichton (Audiobook, for Bookcrossing)

  • The Complete Fawlty Towers by John Cleeze & Connie Booth (Bwahaha!)

  • Highlander: the complete watcher's guide by Maureen Russell (BookCrossing- since I've had a copy since the book came out)

This was all $18.50. Expensive because so much was from the nonfiction room. Still about $1.30 on average.
I'm going again tomorrow during their big fill-a-bag sale though I don't anticipate a lot of good books will be left by then. *shrug*


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