Monday, April 22, 2013

Musing Mondays is hosted by Miz B at  Should Be Reading.  Today I am going to tell you all about my recent book purchases.  There are quite a few.

As I have mentioned in a past blog, I recently listened to "Folly Beach" on audio book and there were several mentions of "Imitation of Life" by Fanny Hurst.  Now I have seen the Lana Turner/Sandra Dee version of the movie many times but never thought about reading the book.  However, it being mentioned in this book sparked my interest so I ordered it from Barnes and  Noble.  At the same time I purchased "Aunt Dimity Next of Kin".  This is the next book in my Aunt Dimity queue and I haven't been able to find it locally so I ordered it as well.  I happened upon a gift card that I didn't know I had so I used it to purchase "The Runaway Quilt" -- the next in the Elm Creek Quilt series.

I have been listening to audio books on my commute and I like to buy them used so I visited Half Price Books close to my daughter's house.  I have bought the ones I have at other branches of this same store but there wasn't a lot of inventory.  However, there were several offerings at this particular store so I hit pay dirt.  I bought "Austenland", "Life Class" by Pat Barker (BBC audio) and "A Christmas Blizzard" by Garrison Keillor.  The set of CD's by Keillor originally retained for $27 and I got it for $6.99 and it is brand new and unopened so....always check the used bookstores FIRST.

So, that is my recent acquisition!