September 16, 2011

Library Sale Haul


Hey y'all, I'm back from the library sale and it was pretty good. Most books I got were young adult! :) I got like four adult. So which should we start with first?

There are so many good choices, I guess I'll start with . . . . .









Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Blurb:
   
Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it's not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you're a normal teenage girl, but when you're half human, half mermaid, like Lily, there's no such thing as a simple crush.

Lily's mermaid identity is a secret that can't get out, since she's not just any mermaid—she's a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn't feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she's been living on land and going to Seaview High School ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems—like her obnoxious biker-boy neighbor, Quince Fletcher—but it has that one major perk: Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren't really the casual dating type—the instant they "bond," it's for life.

When Lily's attempt to win Brody's love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily ever after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.



Condition:
And it's really not in such bad shape. It's actually brand new hardback! No writing on it or anything. The seller could have charged full price and got it! So I got a steal. :)

Real Cost: $16.99
Library Sale Cost: $1.00
Total Savings: $15.99



A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope

Blurb:

Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided.

Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The 10th book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details, such as snow gnats, an organised troupe of youngsters, an evil villain with a dastardly plan, a secret headquarters and some dangerous antics you should not try at home. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off withou
t.

Condition:
Actually, it's kinda funny. You know how you see kids like to stamp their books with stuff? This one has in it: Read This Stamp. No lie! Sometimes stamps aren't actually a bad thing. :) So other then that, this book is in perfect condition. It's a paperback.

Real Price: $4.99
Library Sale Price: $0.25
Total Savings: $4. 74


The Return of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
The Return of the Indian (The Indian in the Cupboard)

Blurb:
A little over a year has passed since Omri's adventures with a cupboard that could magically bring plastic toys to life. Excited by a prize he won for a story about his adventures with the cupboard, Omri wants to share the news with Little Bear. His joy evaporates when he activates the cupboard and finds a critically wounded Little Bear. Omri and his friend Patrick find and bring to life a small plastic nurse who saves Little Bear, but the tiny Iroquois chief is determined to return to his village, which is under attack from the French. Unsure of what to do, the boys assemble an army of plastic Indians and equip them with modern machine guns. 

The Indians are devastated, and Little Bear, depressed by his failure, withdraws until he learns of his new son and of Omri's successful story. This is a wonderful sequel, beautifully recreating the magic of the original while adding a darker thread of reality. Banks' rich style brings all of the characters to life. Readers experience the boys' delight in their creation as it is tempered by the realization that their casual actions are having drastic results on real people who have magically become living toys. Of course this is a fantastic situation, but Banks manages to validate it with her realistic details and believable emotions. Highly recommended for fantasy readers and adventure lovers, but be sure that they have read The Indian in the Cupboard (Doubleday, 1981) first. 
Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public LibraryCopyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.




Condition:
I don't know about you guys, but this book brings back some great memories of the Indian in the Cupboard so as soon as I saw it, I was like, "Ohh! Grab time!" And grabbed that sucker. Even though I already have this book, I'm putting this book in the classroom library collection. So it gives me a great excuse to buy lots and lots of books. :) But um, anyway, it's a paperback book in great condition except for a tiny page rip. Which really isn't that bad. Let's get down to the savings!

Real Price: $4.95
Library Sale Price: $0.25
Total Savings: $4.70


A Series of Unfortunate Series #12: The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket

Blurb: 


Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book of his bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events. Scream and run away before the secrets of the series are revealed!

Very little is known about Lemony Snicket and A Series of Unfortunate Events. What we do know is contained in the following brief list:

o The books have inexplicably sold millions and millions of copies worldwide

o People in more than 40 countries are consumed by consuming Snicket

o The movie was as sad as the books, if not more so

o Like unrefrigerated butter and fungus, the popularity of these books keeps spreading

Even less is known about book the twelfth in this alarming phenomenon. What we do know is contained in the following brief list:

o In this book, things only get worse

o Count Olaf is still evil

o The Baudelaire orphans do not win a contest

o The title begins with the word, ′The′

Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

Condition: 

This hardback is in perfect condition. Literally no writing, scratchings, library notes in it or nothing. I wonder why they wanted to sell this one. I mean it's in the best condition ever. :S Anyway, I got it and I'm glad I did. I just love looking at the freshly bought book. At least it looks that way. :)

Real Price: $11.99
Library Sale Price: $0.25
Total Savings:  $11.74


Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman



Blurb:
This unusual book provides an insider's look at the life of Birdy, 14, the daughter of a minor English nobleman. The year is 1290 and the vehicle for storytelling is the girl's witty, irreverent diary. She looks with a clear and critical eye upon the world around her, telling of the people she knows and of the daily events in her small manor house. Much of Birdy's energy is consumed by avoiding the various suitors her father chooses for her to marry. She sends them all packing with assorted ruses until she is almost wed to an older, unattractive man she refers to as Shaggy Beard. In the process of telling the routines of her young life, Birdy lays before readers a feast of details about medieval England. The book is rich with information about the food, dress, religious beliefs, manners, health, medical practices, and sanitary habits (or lack thereof) of the people of her day.

 From the number of fleas she kills in an evening to her herbal medicines laced with urine, Birdy reveals fascinating facts about her time period. A feminist far ahead of her time, she is both believable and lovable. A somewhat philosophical afterword discusses the mind set of medieval people and concludes with a list of books to consult for further information about the period.



Condition:
Now this paperback book is a different story. Library stickers on the outside and inside, spine needs some repairs, and a little bit of writing on the pages. Don't you hate that?! Ugh, I wish I could chop some fingers off when I see writing in books. Anyway, for the most part, these are things I can fix and put on my shelf. But for the price, I can handle it. :)

Real Price: 6.99
Library Sale Price: 0.25
Total Savings: 5.74


The Mystery of the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The Mystery of the Cupboard (Avon Camelot Books)


Blurb:
In this latest installment in the award-winning Indian in the Cupboard series, Omri's fascination with the little people of the cupboard has matured into an obsession with discovering the origin of their life-giving magic. With the help of his great-aunt's hidden diary and a meeting with an elderly roof-thatcher, Omri is able to piece together his own family's history--one that gave rise to the wondrous events of the last few years. In the process he takes a big risk in allowing the secret to be disclosed to an adult. Relying much less on the sheer derring-do typical of earlier episodes, Banks takes an introspective turn here, weaving a more adult story of disappointment and heartbreak into Omri's ever-widening understanding of the cupboard's mystery. Banks's series has grown up, and though some readers may miss the magical Peter Pan-like world of earlier installments, these rich, well-rounded characters speak eloquently and entertainingly within a polished mystery structure. While observing the parameters of a series, Banks demonstrates an impressive versatility, never swerving from her trademark disarming candor and unaffected yet elegant style.


Condition:
Ah, yes, another Lynne Reid Banks book! I found a bunch of them there. Especially paperbacks. That and Harry Potter books and one "hidden" New Moon book. Someone was def trying to hide it, but I uncovered it. But I def didn't get it, lol. I already gave all of those Stephenie Meyer books a while ago. Anyway, this book has a little bit of age. A little yellowing of the pages and the outside is a bit beat up, but still nothing that bothers me and unfixable. Oh, and it's a paperback.

Real Price: $4.95
Library Sale Price: $0.25
Total Savings: $4.70


The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
The Secret of the Indian (The Indian in the Cupboard)

Blurb:
In this sequel to The Indian in the Cupboard and The Return of the Indian , Omri and Patrick foil a burglary and are forced to share their secret of time travel; in PW 's words, "This fantasy-adventure is gracefully enhanced by a powerful concern for the care of all human beings."

Condition:
Lol, did I mention I love The Indian in the Cupboard Series? This paperback is in perfect condition. No writing on it or anything. The pages are yellowing but other then that, it's fine. 

Real Price: 4.95
Library Sale Price: 0.25
Total Savings: 4.70

A Series of Unfortunate Events #11: The Grim Grotto
A Series of Unfortunate Events #11: The Grim Grotto

Blurb: 
It's tough when the things that stand between you and your desired sugar bowl are a host of deadly mushrooms and an uncomfortable diving suit. The unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves in deep (once again) in this eleventh book in Lemony Snicket's odd-and-full-of-woe-but-quite-funny Series of Unfortunate Events. In The Grim Grotto, the siblings find themselves headed down Stricken Stream on a broken toboggan when they are spotted by the submarine Queequeg, carrying Captain Widdershins, his somewhat volatile stepdaughter Fiona, and optimistic Phil from Lucky Smells Lumbermill. The adventures that follow as the crew tries to get to the aforementioned sugar bowl before Count Olaf are so horrible that the narrator inserts factual information about the water cycle so that readers will get bored and stop reading the book. It doesn't work. As per usual, readers will want to soak up every awf! ul detail and follow the Baudelaires all the way back to the place we first met them--Briny Beach.


Condition:
Now this hardback has stuff written ALL over this book. Like those pages he wrote on are ruined. Like he didn't just write a sentence. He wrote a WHOLE paragraphs on the first few pages. But luckily, from chapter one onward, it's still intact, but good God I want to get a hold of that kid and teach him how to properly take care of books. It's so sad and aggravating that kids write ALL over the books. But I can fix it. It'll take a LOT of work but it can be saved!

Real Price: 11.99
Library Sale Price: 0.25
Total Savings: 11.74

A Series of Unfortunate Series #3: The Wide Window
The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 3)

Blurb:

In The Bad Beginning, things, well, begin badly for the three Baudelaire orphans. And sadly, events only worsen in The Reptile Room. In the third in Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events, there is still no hope on the horizon for these poor children. Their adventures are exciting and memorable, but, as the author points out, "exciting and memorable like being chased by a werewolf through a field of thorny bushes at midnight with nobody around to help you."


This story begins when the orphans are being escorted by the well-meaning Mr. Poe to yet another distant relative who has agreed to take them in since their parents were killed in a horrible fire. Aunt Josephine, their new guardian, is their second cousin's sister-in-law, and she is afraid of everything. Her house (perched precariously on a cliff above Lake Lachrymose) is freezing because she is afraid of the radiator exploding, she eats cold cucumber soup because she's afraid of the stove, and she doesn't answer the telephone due to potential electrocution dangers. Her greatest joy in life is grammar, however, and when it comes to the proper use of the English language, she is fearless.

But just when she should be the most fearful--when Count Olaf creeps his way back to find the Baudelaire orphans and steal their fortune--she somehow lets her guard down. Once again, it is up to Violet, Klaus, and Sunny to get themselves out of danger. Will they succeed? We haven't the stomach to tell you.

Condition:

Pretty good condition for a paperback. It looks like it got folded in half at one point, probably to fit a pocket. :) Other then that, good condition.

Real Price: Not listed, oddly enough. :S
Library Sale Price: $0.25


Clue #1: Who Killed Mr. Boddy by A.E. Parker
Who Killed Mr. Boddy? (Clue)

Blurb:

Who Killed Mr Boddy?
-Was it Mrs. Peacock in the Library with the revolver?
-Was it Mr. Green in the study with a rope?
-Was it Professor Plus in the ballroom with the knife?

Mr. Boddy has invited his six best fiends to be guests at his mansion for the weekend. When this weird and wacky crew get together, anything can happen. Follow along with their antics as you match up characters and crimes. Thirteen mind-bending mini-mysteries to test your ability as a sleuth.

Condition:
As you can guess, this is paperback book is based on the popular board game Clue. So as a person who was always fascinated with the board game, the movie and everything involving Clue, I picked it up. It's in pretty good shape especially since it's like almost 20 years old! :O! But yeah, good book, interesting premise, let's see how much Larissa saved! :)

Real Price: $3.99
Library Sale: $0.25
Total Savings: $3.74


Clue #2: The Secret Secret Passage by A.E. Parker
The Secret Secret Passage (Clue Books)

Blurb: 
Who Challenged Mr. Green to a duel?
-Was it Colonel Mustard in the Ballroom with the candlestick?
-Was it Mrs. White in the Library with the Wrench?
-Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the lead Pipe?

Mr. Boddy has invited his six best friends to be guests at his mansion for the weekend. When this weird and wacky crew get together, anything can happen. Follow along with their antics as you match up characters and crimes. Exciting mind-bending mini-mysteries to test your ability as a sleuth! 

Condition:
Seems like these six people shouldn't meet up at the mansion anymore?! :D Anyway, more about the condition and stuff. Hmm, great condition and even the spine hasn't even been cracked, so that's great. I'll be the first to break it! :) Yippee!

Real Price: $3.99
Library Sale Price: $0.25
Total Savings: $3.74


Clue #3: The Case of the Invisible Cat
The Case of the Invisible Cat (Clue Books)

Blurb: 

Who helped the Cat Burglar open the safe?
-Was it Miss Scarlet in the lounge with the candlestick?
-Was it Colonel Mustard in the dinish room with the revolver?
-Was it Mrs. Peacock in the ballroom with the knife?

Mr. Boddy has invited his six best friends to be guests at his mansion for the weekend. When this weird and wacky crew get together, anything can happen. Follow along with their antics as you match up characters and crimes. Exciting mind-bending mini-mysteries to test your ability as a sleuth! 


Condition:
Well, this book is in the exact same condition as the other one: Perfect. The pages are yellowing, but that's okay. Doesn't bother me none. :)

Real Price: $3.50
Library Sale Price: $0.25
Total Savings: $3.25

Mercy on These Teenage Chimps by Gary Soto
Mercy on These Teenage Chimps

Blurb:
It's hard to impress chicks when you're a primate.

It happens overnight. You go to sleep as a kid . . . and wake up all gangly, long armed, and worst of all, hairy. When Ronnie turns thirteen, he realizes that it's finally happened to him. He's a chimp! He smells bad, has a toothy grin, not to mention an insatiable hunger for bananas. Luckily, his best friend, Joey, is a chimp, too . .  .

Condition:
Some stickers, some weird sort of damage to the pages, but other then that this paperback is in good condition. I got this book becauase I heard great things about the author, and it seemed like the perfect book for the reluctant reader. Hopefully, some guys will love this book. *crossing fingers and crossing toes*

Real Price: $6.95
Library Sale Price: $0.25
Total Savings: $6.70


Bloomability by Sharon Creech
Bloomability

Blurb: 
Kidnapped!

The kidnappers are actually her Aunt Sandy and Uncle Max, but that doesn't matter to Domenica Santolina Doone, better known as Dinnie. She feels as if she's being taken out of the country against her will. Certainly, no one asked her opinion. Dinnie is used to change--with her family constantly moving from town to town and state to state while her father searches for one new "opportunity" after another. But when her aunt and uncle whisk her away to an international school in Lugano, Switzerland, Dinnie feels that this might be one "opportunity" that isn't right for her.

Suddenly Dinnie's surrounded by kids from many different cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. Homes, and her first life, seem so far away. Can she adapt to a new country, a new home, and new friends? Or will it just be easier to close herself off-just survivce and never realize all the "bloomabilities" that are possible?


Condition:
Not even a scracth. Perfect condition! Ah, I tried to read this book once, stopped in the middle and haven't picke dit back up since. But I might try it again. You never know. Besides, I have Walk Two Moons, so I might as well as add this book to the library stack too. :)
Real Price: $5.95
Library Sale Price: $0.25
Total Savings: $5.70


The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)

Blurb: 
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. 

Condition: 

This book has been well loved, lol. No writing on the outside or anything, but good Lord has it been read. That spine is just full of wrinkles and it def needs repair. Well, it is a paperback. *shrugs* I might have to order some more ConTact paper. :P

Real Price: $7.99
Library Sale Price: $0.25
Total Savings: $7.74


Haunted Schools: True Ghost Stories by Allan Zullo
Haunted Schools: True Ghost Stories

Blurb:
Is your school HAUNTED?

A strange girl who shows up at a playground is not what she appears to be .  . .

Student discover a shocker secret in their school's basement . . .

An empty school vibrates with eerie laughter of unseen children . . . 

In this spine-tingling book, you'll read these and other true ghost stories that have happened in real schools just like yours!


Condition:
I thought this book would be kinda neat for students to read during October and give them a real scare. Besides, I don't think I have any horror books in my library, so it's time to add some. Not to mention the cover is kinda cool. :) This paperback is in good condition though. Spine isn't cracked, the front cover still looks great, and no writing in the book. 

Real Price: Another One with No Price on it?! Hmm.
Library Sale Price: $0.25


Dear America Series . . . My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sarah Janie Price, A Prairie Teacher by Jim Murphy
My Face to the Wind: the Diary of Sarah Jane Price, a Prairie Teacher, Broken Bow, Nebraska 1881 (Dear America Series)

Blurb:

Sarah Jane Price, 14, does not want to leave Broken Bow, NE. Her father, the town's teacher, has recently died and she wants to stay near his grave. The modest amount of money that he left her is rapidly dwindling and soon she will not be able to pay for her room and board at Miss Kizer's boarding house. Fully aware of Sarah's financial problems, Miss Kizer decides to send her to the Orphan Girls Asylum in Grand Island. The teen knows that she needs to earn her keep, and, despite opposition from some of the townspeople, she is given the opportunity to take her father's place in the classroom.




She faces many challenges, including the schoolhouse, itself, an abandoned soddy; unruly children; and lack of confidence from many adults. In addition, Miss Kizer and Reverend Lauter, the traveling preacher, disapprove of her decision, seeing it as defiance of their authority. Despite these problems, Sarah proves that she is an exceptional teacher. This diary brings to life the problems and day-to-day activities of an educator while also providing a glimpse into life in Nebraska during the late 1880s.


Condition:
Not bad at all. Like two stickers which I already too off. I hate stickers on books, so it's one of the first things I tear off. :) Anyway, I picked up this book because it seems like a good book and it's about a teacher. And I needed more historical fiction books in the library, so I grabbed it. :)

Real Price: 10.95
Library Sale Price: 0.25
Total Savings: 10.70


The 39 Clues #4: Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson
Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues, Book 4)

Blurb: 

Message from the dead

Betrayed by their cousins, abandoned by their uncle, and with only the slimmest hinto to guide them, fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, rush off to Egypt on the hunt for 39 Clues that lead to a source of an unimaginable power. But when they arrive, Amy and Dan get something completely unexpected-a message from their dead gradnmother, Grace. Did Grace set out to help the two orphans . . . or are Amy and Dan heading for the most devastating betrayal of them all?

Condition:
Well, some of my followers might have realized that this series looks famailar. Why? Because I read this series occasionally. It takes me like a day to finish each book, but sometimes it's hard to find all of the books in the series. Anyway, I think my students will like this series, so I bought one. And would you look at that, it's the next book in the series that I want to read! :) Coincidence? I think not!
Oh, and this hardback book is in reasonable condition. It has library stickers and some other librarian writings on the inside, but I do not mind. They did some of my work. :)

Real Price: $12.99
Library Sale Price: $0.25
Total Savings: $12.74


White Fang by Jack London
White Fang

Blurb:

The remarkable story of a fiercely independent creature of the wild. 

In the desolate, frozen wilds of north-west Canada, a wolf-club soon find himself the sole survivor of the litter.  Son of Kiche - half-wolf, half-dog - and the ageing walk One Eye, he is thrust into a savage world where each day becomes a fight to stay alive.

Condition:
I've been meaning to read Jack London for forever, but I haven't gotten to it. And I thought that some guys might like this book, so I picked it up. The condition of the book is well loved. The spine is cracked, the front cover is folded and has big crease lines, and it has a bunch of writing on the inside. Apparently, this book was used in a middle school where the students had to read it because there are ALL types of literature-type notes. Ugh. I should have checked it before I picked it up, but it can all be fixed. Hopefully. Anyway, I'll look through the entire book to see how far the student wrote in it. Apparently, so far the student wrote for like 10 pages in. So maybe he/she stopped after a while?! 

Real Price: $3.99
Library Sale Price: $0.25
Total Savings: $3.74


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories of the Supernatural by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Stories (Vintage Classics)

Blurb:
Dr. Henry Jekyll is a good doctor and a respected member of his community. Edward Hyde is a destructive and tortured man constantly on the brink of violence. They live their separate lives--Dr. Jekyll during the day, Mr. Hyde at night. 

Nobody suspects the terrifying truth: Jekyll and Hyde are the same person. And Hyde is taking control .  .  .

Condition:
This paperback is like new. Look at me, sounding like I'm trying to sell these books. :) And don't think some book sellers online don't go to these library sales and get them! Because they do. Most of the books I buy online have those library stickers on them. So yeah. Anyway, great condition and a good classic book. What more could an English teacher ask for?!

Real Price: 3.99
Library Sale Price: 0.25
Total Savings: 3.74


Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Hatchet By Gary Paulsen


Blurb:
Thoughts of his parents' divorce fill Brian Robeson's head as he flies in a single-engine plane to visit his father in the Canadian wilderness. When the pilot suffers a massive heart attack and dies, Brian must somehow land the plane by himself and then, left with only the clothes he is wearing and a hatchet he received from his mother as a parting gift, Brian must put thoughts of his past behind him and try to figure out how he can stay alive . . . 

Condition:

Great Condition and seems like a great book. I heard about this book through other English teachers that this is a great book for reluctant readers. So hopefully this will help some guys get on board with reading. 

Real Price: 4.99
Library Sale Price: 0.25
Total Savings: 4.74



The Scary Stories Treasury: Three Books to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz
The Scary Stories Treasury: Three Books to Chill Your Bones (Collected from Folklore)

Condition:
Great hardback condition. I just bought it since Halloween is coming up, so I got it. And plus it looked familiar. 

Real Price: 9.95
Library Sale Price: 0.25
Total Savings: 9.70

Now for the Adult Book! Almost done though, I promise, then we can do the Extreme Couponing calculations! Yippee!


All Around the Town by Mary Higgins Clark
All Around the Town

Blurb:

'All Around the Town' is a simple childs rhyme, but not to little four year old Laurie Kenyon. She has been abducted and held mercilessly for two long and torturous years, suffering abuse and horrible mind games so severe that when she is released at age six, she doesn't even remember what has happened to her!

Now at age 21 she is found accused of murdering her English professor, Allan Grant, but she has no memory of the gruesome crime!



Apparently during those horrible years of being held prisoner, she has developed multiple personalities, one of which is a sex kitten calling herself "Leona". Leona has been writing crazed love letters to Allan Grant and has been secretly entering his home! She watches him sleep and wishes she could be with him...but the host personality, Laurie, is unaware of the many other 'people' living inside of her.

Condition:
Great condition. You know at library sales they will always, always, always have Mary Higgins Clark books, so I grabbed one that I saw. This particular one I remember reading, but I don't remember it, if that makes any sense. I know I read it though, lol. Anyway, here are the prices . . . 

Real Price: $12.99
Library Sale Prices: 1.00
Total Savings: 11.99


The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell
The Scarpetta Factor

Blurb:
Bestseller Cornwell's solid 17th thriller to feature Dr. Kay Scarpetta (after Scarpetta) finds Scarpetta—who's the senior forensic analyst for CNN—probing the murder of a Central Park jogger as well as looking into the disappearance of Hannah Starr, a wealthy financial planner. Quizzed on-air about previously undisclosed details of the perplexing Starr case, Scarpetta realizes that the tentacles of the case reach further than she imagined. Her niece, forensic computer whiz Lucy Farinelli, has her own reasons for digging into Starr's disappearance, along with Lucy's girlfriend, New York County ADA Jaime Berger. NYPD Det. Pete Marino, another series staple, is also in the loop as a member of Berger's task force. But it's the dark past of Scarpetta's psychologist husband, Benton Wesley—particularly his presumed death in Point of Origin and shocking reappearance five years later in Blow Fly—that binds the disparate pieces together and make this one of Cornwell's stronger recent efforts.

Condition:
Great condition and I can't wait to read it! It's practically ready to put on the shelf. :)

Real Price: 27.95
Library Sale Price: 1.00
Total Savings: 26.95

Okay, that's it! I bought two other books, but they are literature books. They were a buck each. :) Ah, how do you like savings? Well, let's calculate it and call it a day!

Total Commercial Price: $195.91
Total Library Sale Price: $10.50 cents (25 books!)
Total Grand Savings: $185.41 bucks

*dances in a celebratory manner!*

I admit it, I love saving money. :) Happy, happy day. Now after all that math, I'm read to go to bed and get ready for work tomorrow! But I'll have to log some of these books into my classroom library first. Have a good Friday everyone!

4 comments:

  1. Hmm, nice choices. After watching the Percy Jackson movie and I could not finish it, I did not bother to read any of the novels, will you be reviewing it? Did you design your blog yourself, really cool. You should visit my blog sometime, I'll be posting chapters of an old/new less complex book I am re-working on for middle grade, and this time I am asking for only negative comments as well as positive. Thanks.

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  2. Hey J.O. Jones! Thanks for visting and dropping me a comment.

    I didn't particularly want to watch the Percy Jackson movie myself, but the book sounds interesting, and I didn't want to think about myself. These books are for my students. Therefore, I will read it for them, see if maybe somebody will like it, then place it on the shelf. Of course, checking to make sure it's appropriate and whatnot.

    I'm not sure if I'll be reviewing the book or not. I guess when I get to it, I might but it just depends on my schedule which is about to explode in busy-ness. Between work and school, I don't know if I'll have time for it. But we shall see.

    I'm still worried about your other novel, The Septavalent Stone. Did you hire an editor for it? I would be very interested in re-reviewing that novel, but other then that . . . *shrugs* Anyway, best of luck with everything!

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