Saturday, February 11, 2012

These Books Came Home

Today was the Friends of the Library book sale at my library. And these are the books I was able to fit into my bag! Not bad for $16!!!
  1. An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan
  2. Duty and Desire by Pamela Aidan
  3. These Three Remain by Pamela Aidan
  4. Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott
  5. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas*
  6. The President's Lady by Irving Stone*
  7. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  8. Amanda/Miranda by Richard Peck*
  9. Miss Pinkerton by Mary Roberts Rinehart*
  10. The BFG by Roald Dahl*
  11. Matilda by Roald Dahl*
  12. Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson*
  13. Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast by Jane Yolen*
  14. A Regency Trio: Cecily, Georgina, Lydia by Clare Darcy*
  15. Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 by Andrea White*
  16. Towards Zero by Agatha Christie*
  17. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne*
  18. Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson
  19. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
  20. Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
  21. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
  22. The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways And the Fate of America by Lorri Glover and Daniel Blake Smith


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Kathy Martin 3:43 PM  

Wow! You found some good ones. Rose in Bloom is my favorite Alcott. And I remember reading The Robe when I was in ninth grade and being very impressed. Almost 50 years later the story still lingers. Happy reading!

Kailana 5:50 PM  

That's awesome! Enjoy!

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