This month’s book haul was a rather productive one:

  • I found Shopaholic & Baby (a book that’s been on my to-buy list for quite a few years) for $1.00 at one of the grocery stores I frequent. (Randomly, I might add.)
  • I came across an ARC of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour on the free table at my job, thought it looked interesting, and then figured out that the title was already on my to-be-read list once I brought it home.
  • A first-edition signed copy of Telegraph Avenue was hiding in plain sight at my local Barnes & Noble and, when I brought it to the register, the cashier seemed super (duper) surprised that it was sitting in the clearance section and hadn’t already been sent back to the publisher. (To my knowledge, it was the only signed one there!)
  • I happened upon a rather interesting biography of Julia Child for my mum – can’t beat buying a Christmas present for $6.00 in August!!!
  • I splurged on The Book of Life. If you can believe it, I still haven’t read Shadow of Night, but I own both that and A Discovery of Witches in the same hardcover format, so I really could not justify not spending a little more to complete my set. (Also, I snagged TBoL at 40% off.)

Title by Author: MSRP / What I Paid

  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe: $7.95 / $1.00
  • The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman: $16.00 / 75¢
  • Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella: $14.00 / $1.00
  • To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris: $26.00 (hc) / $0.00 (arc)
  • Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon: $27.99 / $6.28
  • The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness: $28.95 / $17.37
  • Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz: $29.95 / $6.28

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