Every Sunday, we share the books that we managed to snag through covert or legitimate means. This week, I am glad to share my serendipitous book find as my husband and I accompanied a singer-songwriter friend (who came to visit us for a long weekend) to purchase some guitar strings. While they were busy music-shopping, I also occupied myself sorting through the many titles found in the same mall’s book sale.
Book Hunting in Parkway Mall
Clearly, there were loads to choose from.
So I went through the English titles as best as I could, and found these gems:
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell and David Catrow – for two dollars.
The Museum Of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk – for five dollars.
And the most important find of all, an annotated Huckleberry Finn that closely resembled the one I read as a child, except better. I also checked Book Depository and discovered that I got this for more than half of its original price (which is 51 dollars – I got it for 20):
The Annotated Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Michael Patrick Hearn. And this is why I love book hunting.
Book Depository Loot
I figured that Book Depository is like my own personal drug that I need to wean myself from. It’s just so easy to be trigger happy with their array of titles that come at such a cheap price. Here are some of my recent book buys. The Guardians: The League Of Nations And The Crisis Of Empire by Susan Pedersen, The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.
As per usual, Pansing never fails to impress me with their stellar book titles. Here are several that you definitely need to find and check out.
The Gospel Of Loki by Joanne M. Harris, Get In Trouble by Kelly Link.
Death Sentences edited by Otto Penzler, Twilight Of The Eastern Gods by Ismail Kadare.
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides.
The Way Of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, The Book Of Strange New Things by Michel Faber.