Sunday, March 2, 2008

Half Price Books

Recently, I got a performance award at work and yesterday I received my $25 gift card in the mail. I took advantage of the hour Eli was in gymnastics and headed over to Half Price Books for a little browsing (as if I need more books). I found 4 books and only had to pay $.35 out of my pocket. I got:

Cordelia Underwood: Or, the Marvelous Beginnings of the Moosepath League by Van Reid
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

I own the 2nd in the Moosepath League series, Mollie Peer: Or, the Underground Adventure of the Moosepath League, which I bought several years ago after seeing it in my Book Lover's calendar, not realizing it was part of a series. This is the first time I've happened across the first book, so I snapped it up!

I'm pretty sure we have American Gods somewhere around here, but I haven't seen it in ages and have really been wanting to read it. Yes, I know it's available for free online this month, but I also know there is no way I'm going to get it read in that length of time!

I loved A Dirty Job by Moore, so I've been on the lookout for other books of his to snap up.

Moloka'i is on the Name that Book list. I've now got 5 titles on that list that I have picked up cheap waiting to be read.


Debi said...

Oooh, nice haul for 35 cents!

American Gods is one book I've actually read...and I adored it!

Susan said...

Of your list, I've only read Moloka'i. It's a great read. I look forward to hearing your comments about it.

Somer said...

Debi - Everybody I know loves American Gods. It was on my stack at one point after my husband read, but it disappeared!

Susan - Our pediatrician recommended Moloka'i, too, so I'm really looking forward to it. I've read so many books this year that I never would have read if I hadn't read along with the Name that Book list.