A Good Day for Book Shopping…and Two Prizes for The JLC5 To Boot

Who would think that in the last half hour before the AAUW closed down their used book sale, I would find these gorgeous stacks of books? (Carried home, and unpacked, by my dear husband in the background. Of whom only his tummy shows.)

While I was being rushed along (“C’mon, people, there are fifteen minutes left. At $7.00 a bag, just fill one up and let’s go!”), I even managed to find a 1973 edition of a Mishima novel:

and not long afterward an Ishiguro:

Surely this bodes well for the participants in my Japanese Literature Challenge 5, as these two books will be given out in the weeks to come. It was a lucky day for us bibliophiles, that’s for sure.

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21 thoughts on “A Good Day for Book Shopping…and Two Prizes for The JLC5 To Boot”

  1. What a great bunch of books! Some oldies – The Thorn Birds – and I spotted a big, thick, one which is a favorite of mine from way, way back – And Ladies of the Club. Such a great book. Doesn't move fast, but so wonderful. Wrote a post about it a year or so ago. Enjoy, enjoy!!

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  2. I see some good books peeking through the pile 🙂 I pretty much do not buy books any longer, I use my nook, the prices of books are so reasonable, it works out well for me.I do miss books, do not get me wrong 🙂 the packages at the door, the smell, feel of paper.I think you mentioned having a nook/kindle once on a plain trip, how do you like it? A wonderful Sunday to you Meredith

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  3. It must be the most amazing feeling ever! I wish I was there! Enjoy your purchase Bellezza. :)p/s: are you visiting my wordpress blog? I don't have blogger comment trouble. (hint, hint)

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  4. Gosh, what a haul! And we possible winners sure do appreciate it 🙂 Never let me go is so fantastic, surprised people didn't fight over that copy.

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  5. Oh, what lovely finds! So I thought I was the only one having luck at a used book sale… found two books for the JLC5. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami, and The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama. Just posted my whole list… forty books altogether!

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  6. Ooh, I spot a copy of The Thorn Birds! I read that back in 1982 or so and would love to read it again. Maybe I'll get it on audio…

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