Saturday, March 6, 2010

In My Bag (4)

In My Bag is my version of the weekly meme, In My Mailbox. IMM was started by Kristi over at The Story Siren and it explores the contents of my mailbox or shopping bag on a weekly basis.

Readers, this was such a great book week for me! I can hardly contain my excitement!! LSU has an annual book sale that is seriously the highlight of my year. They have over 65,000 (yes, you read that right!) used books in great condition at ridiculous prices. It lasts three days, and it truly doesn't matter what time on which day you go because there are boxes and boxes of books waiting to be put on the shelves. It's all about luck, and I love searching the piles for great finds. I spent a few hours Thursday browsing through hundreds and hundreds of books with my mom, sister, and Josh. Here's what I got:

The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
March by Geraldine Brooks
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Oxygen by Carol Cassella
Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty

and my mommy bought me

Rescuing Sprite by Mark R. Levin
Dry by Augusten Burroughs
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

Do you want to know what's even better than greating great books? Getting great books at great prices! Excluding the surprise buys from my mom, the books I purchased would have cost me $216.89 plus tax at retail. What did I pay? $34.50 :)

In addition to all the great books I was able to add to my personal library, I had a few on hold and a few more I found on the shelf at my local library.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim
My Parents Are Sex Maniacs by Robyn Harding
Paper Towns by John Green


  1. I have all of Sophie Kinsella's books if you'd like to borrow any of them!

  2. I've read the first four books on your list and they were all really good. Enjoy!

  3. I loved The Other Boleyn Girl but really didn't like The Virgin's Lover. It felt as if it wasn't even the same author. But that's the only book of hers I've experienced that so far. Happy reading! Great book haul!

  4. Wow ... what an amazing line up of books. You have many novels here that I have read and loved: March, Year of Wonders, The Kite Runner, and The Lightning Thief. I also loved A Long Way Gone, and I thoroughly enjoyed Time of My Life. Happy reading!

  5. Wow, you did have a good week. I hope that you will enjoy your books. Here's mine.

  6. Wow! That's so many books! I'm excited to hear what you think about "Shopaholic" and "Hunger Games"

  7. There are so many books you got that I absolutely loved when I read them. Year of Wonders, The Historian, and Paper Towns are really amazing. I'm really excited to read what you think of them!


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