Saturday, November 03, 2012

A Nice Bookhaul: A Saturday Snapshot

I'm still wiping the drool off a few of these volumes I nabbed for a pittance, at my favourite annual used booksale. [Click to enlarge photo, you'll actually see some saliva...]
This stack should keep me busy in 2013.
"Wait a minute, though!" [This, in chorus, from several other stacks of books I have not read yet.]

Good point.
I keep buying. I keep reading, too, but I can't keep up, not even nearly, to what I WANT to read.
So look at this fine stack of lovelies. And there are several more that I picked up also, but I can't show them here because they are meant to be a gift for someone who will see them, if I show them. 
And that will ruin the surprise factor.
Suffice it to say that this, and a few more, cost me only $38.00.
What a steal. Have any of you read any of these? If so….. help me prioritize.
Tell me which should be moved to the top of the list, [or maybe avoided altogether] in my Bookpuddle intentions.
Thank you Alyce, for hosting this terrific Saturday Snapshot meme @ At Home With Books. 
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25 comments:

Louise said...

A nice bookhaul indeed. I love getting a stack of bargains like that. 38 bucks is a good deal. I like Julian Barnes (although hated his England, England). Wolf Hall is hiding in my TBR too. And I've always meant to read Jack Maggs, but feel I need to read Great Expectations first.

Cipriano said...

Louise:
I've never read Barnes at all... but have wanted to, for a while now.
The book I feel most wanting to dive into is the Sarah Waters one.

Brona said...

Wolf Hall at the top!! Julian Barnes, Ann Pratchet a close second.
Happy Reading!!
Where is your lovely annual book fair throws up such bargains?

Lmkazmierczak said...

Bear With Me...a beautiful stack♫I'm mostly Sci Fi so I'm no help♫

Paulita said...

Ann Patchett and John Irving go to the top of my list. You already know Wolf Hall won some literary prize, so I suppose it's up there too. Here's Mine

Trish said...

What a fabulous load of books! I love book sales. I just scored a few good titles at a sale this weekend too. I see you got some Julian Barnes in there too - I'm always on the look out for him.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have enjoyed Ann Patchett, although I haven't read that one. Something to add to my list!

Enjoy!

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Kaye said...

That is a nice haul! $38.00 doesn't get you too far if you buy new books so you indeed got a good bargain. Enjoy!

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Huh! Nice haul! A few of those are on my TBR list. Locally, it's the sales by the Red Cross and the Animal Shelter that have the best books.

Alyce said...

Lots of good looking books there! It is very difficult to pass up a good deal on books. I have The Sisters Brothers and the Sarah Waters book on my shelf waiting to be read too.

Lisa said...

Great haul! I have Fingersmith sitting on my TBR shelf.

Lisa @ Alive on the Shelves

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

My favorite photos are those of books snagged for a pittance at book sales. It makes me so happy to see your haul.

Here's my Saturday Snapshot. Hope you will stop by.

Sim said...

That is a sweet haul! I've always wanted to make an end table out of a stack of books...you have the makings of a good one. I found Bel Canto absolutely mesmerizing so I would probably put the Ann Patchett at the tippytop and Julian Barnes. Hmmm. Wolf Hall is not only, what, a Man Booker prize winner, it's also going to be adapted for the screen so that has to be on my list too.

bermudaonion said...

That is a great haul! I see several titles that are on my wish list. I haven't read any of them but I'd start with The Sisters Brothers.

Ginx Craft said...

I've read Arthur and George, which I loved and would thoroughly recommend, and Jack Maggs (though I can't remember it very well, but don't think I hated.)

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

Nothing brings on a smile like a good stack of books! :)

Melwyk said...

I'd say start with Du Maurier! Seasonal, of sorts.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great bookhaul! I haven't read that Irving. I love his books though.

I'm reading Blue Shoe by Anne Lamott right now.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Haven't read any of these yet, but I do the same thing, and now I have several stacks still waiting for me to read. It's so difficult to resist adding more to the pile. Especially when they call out to you... buy me, buy me!

Joy Weese Moll said...

That's a great haul! I love our local big used book sale, but it's in the spring so I have a while to wait.

Stefanie said...

That is indeed a fine stack of lovelies! My computer screen now has drool all over it.

Anonymous said...

I ended up buying 28 books for $74. Bel Canto is one of them in my pile too.
Go John Irving then Bel Canto then the Sisters Brothers.
I've have Fingersmith in my TBR so if you start with that one let me know and I'll read it at the same time. Otherwise I'm going with your suggestion.
C.

Nikki Steele said...

I haven't seen it mentioned yet, so I'll give a shout-out for The Gathering by Enright. It's such a lovely, focused, startingly beautiful book that should be enjoyed when you have one sitting to read it in.
All the books look great though and hope you have fun reading them! Your other books may be jealous, but think how swanky your bookshelves will look!

Amy said...

I enjoyed Wolf Hall but not so much Fingersmith. My experience has been that it's hard to go wrong with Patchett and Irving, but I haven't read either of the two you bought.

Amy said...

I enjoyed Wolf Hall but not so much Fingersmith. My experience has been that it's hard to go wrong with Patchett and Irving, but I haven't read either of the two you bought.