Sunday, October 18, 2015

Books and more books, Bargains I bought

My husband and I agree that we like to give away a book for every one we buy. Today I bought 4 books and I am happy that a few days ago I gave about 10 gardening books to a friend. So the trend is in the right direction of not being overwhelmed by books.
Today a school near our house is having a sale to benefit the school so of course I HAD to walk over. I found 4 books for a grand total of $5.
For me, buying a used book is a good and inexpensive way to try new authors.
All of these authors are new to me.


The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips.1922, Egypt, a tomb, a mystery. That is right around the time King Tut's tomb was discovered and I love that period of history.


The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. A novel about Anne Morrow, the wife of Charles Lindbergh. I like this type of well researched historical fiction. The Paris Wife, by a different author, is wonderful, for example. That one is about Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, the love of his life.


The Geographer's Library by Jon Fasman. I spent years working with maps in a library so this title grabbed me.



Foxgloves and Hedgehog Days by Daniel Blajan. An eccentric look at gardening written by a city dweller who lived in a sixth floor apartment and then moved to a village. I think the village is in Holland which is where the author lived at the time of publication, which was 1997.
Have you read any of these? Which one shall I read first?

24 comments:

Happyone said...

I read the Aviators Wife for my book club and though it was excellent as did every one else. I'd start with that one. : )

Michelle said...

What a nice collection of books! I might start with the gardening book first, then move onto the Egyptologist.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I'd read the last one first! :-)

They all sound interesting.

Happy Fall ~ FlowerLady

Linda said...

I would love to read The Aviator's Wife! I'm still not finished Gift From the Sea! I have had it for years and will read some and then ponder and wander away until I remember it again a year or two later! Now I must find it and be determined to READ IT TO THE END!!!

Mari said...

I haven't heard of any of them, but I think you can't lose! I love buying books that way.

Susan said...

Hi Terra...Good deals! I'd read the Foxgloves one first. How could we EVER have enough books, right? hee hee Hope your weekend was swell. Susan

Linda said...

I mostly read non-fiction, but the covers here are lovely! The first one I would read is the Egyptologist! :)

Margaret-whiteangel said...

That an excellent way to but books of Authors you don't know...

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Thanks for posting about your book list. I will look for Aviator's Wife. I've read everything about Anne Morrow and reread her Hour of Gold book often.

DeniseinVA said...

I enjoyed this, looks like books that I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing them.

Tammy said...

A very eclectic mix there. We have a couple of secondhand bookstores here which are great to browse through every so often. If you bring the books back, you get store credit on your next purchases and can also donate books so it's a win-win. Have a great week. Tammy

Joy H said...

Always fun to get new books and give some away too. I have heard good things about
a few of those. Especially The Aviators Wife.
Joy @ Books and Life

Denise said...

looks like good reading

Hilary said...

I can't resist yard sales because of the books. Enjoy your finds!

Sweet Tea said...

My husband shares your love of books. I love the idea of reading a book and then passing it on to someone else, but most readers have trouble doing it tho. You made some good finds. Do you ever read more than one book at a time? My 15 yr old granddoll will often be reading several books at one time. I could never do that. :-)

Leaon Mary said...

Hi Terra,
Looks like you have some wonderful new books on your nightstand.
The foxgloves and hedgehogs books looks like a good one!
Enjoy your new reads...

Alan Burnett said...

Another way of finding new authors to read is to visit blogs like yours and read your recommendations : precise, to the point and incisive. There are a few titles there which have been added to my "to read" list.

Denise said...

We must have the same taste in literature. I like the subjects you picked out and their titles. Sounds fun and interesting.Hugs and blessings-Denise

Red Rose Alley said...

The Egyptologist sounds interesting. My mom in her seventies one day said, "I want to go to Egypt!......and she did shortly after.

Have a nice and relaxing weekend, Terra.

love, ~Sheri

Delvalina Tuanger said...

Perhaps the Egyptologist - I love reading the wonder of places and its historical things.
You're so lucky that you only spent $5 :)
Hope you enjoy to read it! I wonder if you could post the reviw once you read them. Thanks for sharing. I love taste new author.

Have a wonderful day!

Sam I Am...... said...

Oh, books...the loves of my life! Those all look fascinating and we must have the same taste....pretty interested in many different subjects. I like your idea of giving 4 away for each one you bring home. I really need to do that! I'm trying to read what I have without buying any more but that is so hard sometimes. Thanks for all the great recommendations!

Rebecca said...

I'd start with the Foxglove/Hedgehog book. I didn't realize that's what the Aviator's Wife book was about! It would be my next one. (I DID read Paris Wife & really liked it....

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

It is quite sensible to insist upon giving away a book when you bring a new one into the house. Living in a tiny cottage I must try harder. But, I've just added your books to my list of must reads ..... hee hee. x

Lady Jane said...

Which one did you pick? I think I would go with Foxglove/Hedgehog because I like the cover, lol... I didn't realize the aviators wife was about Anne Morrow. I will look for it. I finally went over to reading books on my android tablet. I read them thru the kindle app and get them thru my local library for free. I have to wait for the newer books but find lots of wonderful older books to read. Reading is my reason why a lot of things "just don't get done around here" lol... My favs are historical fiction. A great series is the wilderness series by sara Donaldi. You would thoroughly enjoy... Hugs, LJ