One of the perks of being in the passenger seat is being able to look around the area – food chains, shops, retail stores, and so on and so forth. One of the things I look forward to every time we drive around is a thrift store. Yay for cheap priced items, especially books! For our 12th contribution to The Story Siren’s wonderful weekly meme, In My Mailbox, I bring you books looted from a newly-opened thrift store down our street, and a few more books from Borders storewide closing sale.
1. Horrible Histories: The Vicious Vikings by Terry Deary, illustrated by Martin Brown. While it may not be in glossy picture book form, I was extremely happy that I finally have a Terry Deary book in my shelf. It was timely, too, that I bought the “Vikings” edition because Mikey and I just watched the Deadliest Warrior marathon last month. The Vikings were one of the warriors featured in that show.
2. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. A classic. ‘Nuff said. =)
3. Fattypuffs and Thinifers by Andre Maurois. One of the rare books I have that was written by a French author, I thought that this book had a funny title. It’s definitely going to be “a ton-of-fun war between the featherweights and the heavyweights!”
1. Casey Over There by Staton Rabin, illustrated by Greg Shed. While I am not particularly fond of war stories, I bought this picture book because of Greg Shed’s beautiful sepiatoned artwork done in designer gouache on canvas (as described in the book information in the front). It’s also nice to see the hand-lettered correspondences in the book between a young boy and his older brother Casey who joined the army.
2. Someday by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Written on the front flap of the book, Someday is “a deceptively simple, powerful ode to the potential of love and the potential in life.” A book written for every mother and every daughter in the world. I am a mommy-lover myself, so this is indeed a wonderful loot for me.
3. And of course, The Journey That Saved Curious George by Louise Borden, illustrated by Allan Drummond. If you missed my feature on this beautiful and award-winning biographical picture book, click here and be amazed and inspired by the story of two of the world’s beloved children’s authors.
Perfect Book for Nancy Drew Fans!
Two days before I went shopping at Borders, I found this at Borders online. The Lost Files of Nancy Drew – created, designed, and produced by Brainwaves Limited UK – brought back middle school days, in which I took delight in the case files of Nancy Drew. This interactive portfolio is the perfect companion for every Nancy Drew lover in the world. Featuring 13 of her wonderful cases, Nancy Drew shares with you her top secret journal filled with illustrations, thoughts, and memorabilia. While sold online for $19.99, I purchased this in-store for only $4.99. Literally and figuratively SOLD! =)