Saturday, February 09, 2013

These Books Came Home With Me

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!  
  • Hannah's Hope by Karen Kingsbury
  • Sarah's Song by Karen Kingsbury
  • The Case of the Postponed Murder by Erle Stanley Gardner
  • The Case of the Fenced-In Woman by Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock by Vonda N. McIntyre
  • The Death and Life of Miguel de Cervantes by Stephen Marlowe
  • The Boomerang Clue (aka Why Didn't They Ask Evans) by Agatha Christie
  • Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
  • Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie
  • Murder with Mirrors by Agatha Christie
  • The Cat Who Went Into the Closet by Lillian Jackson Braun
  • The Cat Who Moved A Mountain by Lillian Jackson Braun
  • The Cat Who Blew the Whistle by Lillian Jackson Braun
  • The Cat Who Said Cheese by Lillian Jackson Braun
  • Uneasy Terms by Peter Cheyney
  • The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood by Susan Wittig Albert
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • The Cunning Man by Robertson Davies
  • Gently Love Beckons by June Masters Bacher
  • Another Spring by June Masters Bacher
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Kailana 3:31 PM  

Enjoy your new books!

Cleo Li-Schwartz 3:44 PM  

Some nice Agatha Christie, I see.

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