Books, books, books!

Books! So many books! Today was the last day of the CWRU book sale, which meant it was box day, which meant we grabbed a box and hiked down the hill to fill it for $5. We didn’t have a very big box, but I figured we’d only grab, like, ten books at the most… so wrong! So, so wrong. We ended up with 34 books and a new box that we grabbed from the extras they had lying around. Of course, we left them ours in trade.

Five dollars for 34 books apparently works out to about 14.7 cents per book, so huzzah for that! I suppose we could have filled the box up more, but it was already 22.8 pounds (yes, I weighed it once we got home) and it was tough enough to lug up the elephant stairs as it was. Scott did most of that. 🙂

Also, I managed to snag a copy of a book I already have, Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos. Anyone want it?

Here is our haul, in pictures!


Scott is already tired of lugging the box, and we’re not even to the stairs yet!


The books in this pile are cookbooks:
Sherlock Holmes Cookbook, by Sean Wright and John Farrell
2003 Taste of Home Annual Recipes, ed. by Jean Steiner
The Cooking of India, by Santha Rama Rau (and no, you can’t read the title up close, either)


Books that Scott picked out:
I Marry You Because, by Peter McWilliams
The Black Hole, by Alan Dean Foster
Back to the Future, by George Gipe
The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane
Halo: The Fall of Reach, by Eric Nylund
Anvil of Stars, by Greg Bear
The Portable Curmudgeon, ed. by Jon Winokur
At Least Our Bombs are Getting Smarter, by Tom Toles
2010: Odyssey Two, by Arthur C. Clarke
Kites: How to Fly Them, How to Build Them, by Ambrose Lloyd, Charles Mitchell, and Nicolette Thomas


Books that I picked out:
A Swiftly Tilting Planet, by Madeleine L’Engle
Many Waters, by Madeleine L’Engle
The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
The Iliad, by Homer, tr. W.H.D. Rouse
A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
Tess of the D’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
Silas Marner, by George Eliot
Manhattan Transfer, by John Dos Passos
Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month of Mystery, ed. by Alfred Hitchcock
Spider’s Web, by Agatha Christie
The Novels of Dashiell Hammett, by Dashiell Hammett
The Woods, by Harlan Coben


Books I grabbed for my little brother:
Chamber of Horrors: Amulet of Doom, by Bruce Coville
Space Cadets: Jerks-in-Training, by R.L. Stine
The Pigman, by Paul Zindel
Are You Afraid of the Dark: The Tale of the Secret Mirror, by Brad & Barbara Strickland
The Bailey School Kids: Bogeymen Don’t Play Football, by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry

He’ll probably get the kids books from my pile when I’m done with them, as well.

All in all a great day for books!

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2 thoughts on “Books, books, books!

  1. Ruth King says:

    Oh, I love book sales. It doesn't get much better than a box of books for $5! You picked up some awesome titles.

    I'm really curious to see what you think of The Sherlock Holmes Cookbook…I've been wanting to track down a copy of that for awhile now.

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