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!