Was the bounty worth braving the humidity?
but the huge gaping hole is a bit of a concern, wouldn't you say.
A peek revealed a bunged up spine. The possible condition of the books worried me but they all turned out to be tip-top.
So are you sitting on the edge of your seats, waiting to gasp in delight over the bookaliciousness? Oh, you want to know why a self-purported library girl is receiving books from B&N-- Well, it is my hubby's fault. (isn't it always)
He stumbled across the Barnes and Noble Online Summer Clearance and couldn't resist a boxed set of a Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin. Regularly $150 on sale for $20 but he needed to order $25 worth to get free shipping which is where I come in.
I settled on these little jewels...
Aren't the covers pretty? For ages, I've longed for a hardcover collection of Jane Austen's works. The B&N classic hardcovers were $4.95 each and I was so tempted to order the entire set BUT the regular price is only $7.95. Thinking it might be to good to be true, I settled on one to see how the binding holds up. I'll keep you posted...
The other two paperbacks were $1.99 each. What a deal!
Actually, I almost didn't add the Religion Timeline since the other two met the $25 free shipping requirement. Didn't want to be piggy and really really haven't a 'square to spare' for more books but hubby said: Get it! He never limits his book buying and doesn't seem to mind book clutter so I thought: Why not? One teeny little book won't cause the house to burst at the seams... will it?
The Mad Magazine boxed set didn't arrive until a few days later. The books are gorgeous and hubby is enraptured. They will feature in a future post. In fact, hubby might even gush about them himself as a guest blogger but don't hold your breath... he suffers from a serious affliction... bone idleness. ;o)
By the way, the summer clearance is over at Barnes and Noble. There are still bargain books but not a $1.99 or $2.99 section. I don't know if each season has a big blowout sale but my eyes are peeled.