Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Introducing A New Bookish Linky Party: Bargain Book Bonanza!

Exciting news!  Baja's Cozy Book Nook will soon begin hosting a new weekly bookish linky party: Bargain Book Bonanza!

The theme, if you didn't already guess, is bargain books.

You know-- those books that are a steal. And I don't mean pilfered books but cheap books. Dirt cheap books!

Books for a song that make you almost sing a celebratory aria right in the middle of the bookstore..  or book fair.. or yard sale.. or thrift store.. or even while sitting at home in front of the computer screen after clicking 'confirm'.  (by the way, home is the safest place to belt one out along with the obligatory victory dance-- not so many funny looks that way)

What about you, do you mainly purchase bargain price books?

As a library girl with limited funds and space, I rarely buy books and only buy if they are discounted. But this past year, that all went out the window! Space Shmace! So what if my house is bursting at the seams. Bargain books are addictive. In fact, one of my 2011 bookish resolutions is to aquire beaucoup bargain books

Can you guess the consequence of my folly?  Yep, bargain books are coming out of my ears!!  

It was fun posting four frugal book hauls last year so I decided to start an in-house recurrent feature titled Bargain Book Bonanza (BBB).  Seemed like a plan-- especially since my Mrs. BG bargain hunting amigas would likely participate. 

So how did BBB morph into a linky party?

 While participating in photo meme linky parties with my other blog,  I kept noticing how many thrifty/crafty/vintage/decor type bloggers were also linking  photo meme posts to multiple parties to show off their frugalicious finds. (and boy, do those gals know how to party-- some link to ten plus linky parties at a time, Whew!)    

Lightbulb!!  Booklovers need a linky party to show off bargain books!   Why should other blogging communities have all the fun?! Right?!

I was jazzed so jumped on FB immediately for a quick confab with the other ladies of Mrs. BG. They enthusiastically agreed the idea had merit.

Leslie, my favorite co-blogger, even said: People like bargain shopping and the bragging rights!  So true, Leslie-- and only other book lovers can sincerely woohoo and truly appreciate the coolness of a book bargain. Don't ya'll agree?

 DeLynne, my other favorite co-blogger, shared genius ideas for managing our BBB posts and even found photos to consider for a button.  Shopping carts filled with unknown books or small wicker baskets filled with known books. How to decide?  
Then the next day, Tracy, our resident queen of computer geekery and all things photo editing surprised us with: 

A wicker shopping cart filled with books plus the embed code!  Isn't it brilliant?!  Tracy is brilliant and definitely my favorite co-blogger! ;o)

Do you like the idea of a Bargain Book Bonanza linky party? 

The first BBB link up will be on Monday, March 7, 2011. 

 All book lovers are invited to carouse, make merry and revel with bargain book abandon! 

New and used books welcome!

BBB book(s) do not have to be current. If a past book bargain did not get the bravo it deserved from your real life friends/family, claim your bragging rights now! 

If your BBB book(s) arrived in your mailbox, feel free to double or triple link your post with Mailbox Monday and/or In My Mailbox or any other applicable linky parties.

See you all here at Mrs. BG next Monday!  Can't wait to learn about more sources for bargain books!


  1. You know...I'm starting to think that I'm not really your favorite...
    I'm excited it's come to fruition (big word, huh!).
    I will try to jump on the bandwagon asap. I have quite a few blogs in my head that I need to post before I lose them!

  2. Oh, I never play favorites! haha

    It is so easy to forget the ideas.

    I have a drawer full of post idea notes.

    Lately, I've started putting new post ideas in draft with a title and/or notes jotted--- in case of a fire, the blog ideas will be safe!!

  3. Lesa ... omg ... I am one of those people that you are describing. I need to go back and read this carefully. If you notice, on my Recent Reads posts they are almost all old. Just cuz they are old, doesn't mean they aren't good, as we know. What a cool idea you have!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and reminding me about Grace. I guess they did have a baby boy that died at 9 months though, according to one of the websites I stumbled upon.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Kathy M.

  4. +JMJ+

    I'll definitely have a post up for this next week . . . even if I have to vlog it! =P

  5. Oregon Kathy: Thanks! Can't wait to see what book bargains you share!

    Yes, a baby boy-- that is ringing some bells-- not sure which book it was in though.

    E: Can't wait! I really can't wait to see how you turn it into a 'content' post! ;o)

  6. Hi Lesa, I just gave you a shout out about BBB on today's post if you want to check it out. Have a great weekend!

  7. Thank you! Thank you! You are so kind to help promote BBB!!


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