Thursday, March 3, 2011

Friday Buys 2/25/11 - 3/4/11

This week was my most eventful buying week in a long time...probably since mid-January...can't remember.  But I haven't bought a book full price in what seems like a long time.  Always sale... 50 cents, a dollar...  Those are always amazing finds that make you feel so frugal. (Haha!)  But then there are those times...such as when you have a Groupon...when you can't help but walk out of a bookstore with a brand new book.  This week, I bought three brand new books, and two used.

The used:

The Vienna Prelude by Bodie Thoene.  I keep hearing these are amazing and I found the first one, almost brand new it seems, for 50 cents.  :)

Mister Monday by Garth Nix.  Are any of my followers Nix fans?  Never read him before but his stuff always looks amazing.  I like the concept of these books so hopefully they'll live up to my expectations.  They look like really easy reads so maybe soon...

The new:

Shirley by Charlotte Bronte.  I've been wanting this book for a while now...  I love romances like the ones described on the back.  Hopefully it'll be as good as it looks...  (Oh, and I've decided to read Jane Eyre really soon...probably my next classic!)

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini.  Sabatini wrote Scaramouche, which is one of my favorite books of ALL time...and because of that book Sabatini is ranked in my favorite authors of all time.  So, Captain Blood must be good.  There's no way it can be bad.  I've read some of the beginning and was blown away by just that.  Oh, Sabatini, I love you...  And doesn't this copy just rock?  Fun, but scary/intimidating at the same time.  :)

Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brien.  I know the movie is famous, and a lot of you have probably seen it (I think it's a great movie), but who has read the book?  Only one person I know has read the book and she said they were awesome.  She read them when she was really young (like..12) so I'm sure they'll be even better for a 17-year-old.  The writing seems really descriptive but in a dreamy kind of way.  This is the first of 21 books so hopefully it won't leave me hanging too much or else I'll want to go out and buy the whole flipping series... :)  (It's so cool because the spines of the books, put in order, create a picture...  And the covers themselves are beautiful.)

And here they all are!  I bought them all for a total of $25.00 (because of the Groupon).  Hope everyone else is also finding good deals!!

Happy reading! :)


  1. Nice books! Let's see...

    Garth Nix: I've read a few pages from his other more popular series (something with an A) and I didn't love it. But to be fair I didn't read much at all. I really want to read his Keys to the Kingdom series though. It looks like my type of story, so I'll be looking forward to your review.

    Captain Blood looks great! That one has been on my TBR for a while. I love the edition you bought.

    My fiance is a Patrick O'Brian fanatic. He's currently re-reading the series (again!). They changed around the characters in the movie. They're better in the books, or so he says.

    He said each book is a self-contained story, but there are some overarching things because they do follow the career of the characters. If you like it and want to read more books like that, I can recommend a bunch. Heads up though, the 21st book is unfinished :(

  2. Hmmm... Yah, his Abhorsen trilogy looks good but who knows? They may be the kind of books that are for some people and not for others... If I like Keys to the Kingdom I might pick those up. But we'll see, with all this other stuff to read...
    Oh that's neat! I love those kinds of books that you can just read over and over again... And I heard that about the last one when I was doing some research on Goodreads. Bummer! :( Yah, I'll let you know if I want to read others like that. They look really good and I loved the movie.
    Thanks for the comment!