Inspiration From The Distant Past

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

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bargain Book Bonanza (3)

Welcome to the third edition of Bargain Book Bonanza!

This week BBB is linking up with Mailbox Monday hosted this month by I'm Booking It and In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren. Both are terrific book haul linky parties and great places to mingle and meet some new friends!

BBB is a linky party to showcase all the great books (new, used, vintage, electronic, audio) that we book lovers score on sale.

Each Monday through Thursday, all book lovers are invited to carouse, make merry and revel with bargain book abandon!

Want to join the party? Just visit the Bargain Book Bonanza page for the particulars. 

Lesa's BBB 

What a glorious spring break week  (with actual spring temperatures, for once)! The whole week has been wonderfully rejuvenating but this is the last day-- which is sad but it also means only nine weeks are left in the school year. Yippee!!

One day of spring break, we went to Muskogee to prowl through the antique and thrift stores in search of a bookcase/hutch combo thingy for my little boy's room. 

No luck but one store had tons of books in every nook and cranny so, naturally, I perused at my leisure 
 scanned quickly before my family could begin moaning and groaning in agony. 

 Bending for a glance at a bottom shelf, I spotted the book--  lying horizontally on top of the standing books completely hidden from view!

Squeee!! Actually, I was too astounded to 'squee'.  

This is the book that the 1945 film of the same name is based on--  I first saw the film four years ago and just discovered it was adapted from a book this past January.  Never having heard of the book or author, I never in a million years expected to find it so easily.  And for only $1!! Wow Wow Wow! 

Have you heard of this book/author? Ever seen the film? It stars Gene Tierney as a beautiful but obsessively jealous psychopath. She jilts her lawyer fiance (Vincent Price in a non creepy role) to marry an author who reminds her of dear old dad--- then proceeds to do away with any competion for her new husband's attention. She is one scary lady!

The film has one of the most chilling murders ever. And that isn't just my opinion: the dapper little fellow who introduces films on the old movie channel thinks so too. ;o)

 So excited to find this book and can't wait to see your Bargain Book Bonanzas!

Bargain Book Bonanza


  1. I really have no clue what I'm doing, or signing on to, but since I missed the last bonanza, and since I liked that crossed out line in this post, plus I know I read shop or shopping somewhere... I signed up! All I ask is that you don't put that old lady in the book, in my shopping cart! lol.

  2. Lesa. I LOVE to read your BBBs! I PROMISE you I will have one ready for next week.
    I actually did look for some, and there were some neat little books (they looked interesting), but they were those science books for kids and not-
    HEY! I JUST remembered one. Manuel got it for me. Ok. Ok. I will post! Toodles.

  3. Hi Lesa, nope, I've never heard of the movie or the book before. I'll watch for it though.

    Um, I can't see where our links show up on here ... it says that mine was was the second one, but I can't find out how to read the first one.

    Have a wonderful week!


  4. Sorry, I don't know what the problem is-- I will contact inlinkz.

  5. Fixed it!! My fault--- a microscopic box stating 'display links' wasn't checked!


  6. Well, I got distracted trying to find my BB! I found it and will be ready to post!

    Yes, why don't they put the important info in gigantic blinking letters??

    No, I have not heard of that movie or the book/author...must check it out. And always I try to listen to dapper little fellows...

  7. RYCJ: You are so funny and trusting-- you could be signing your life away for all you know! Mwhahahahahah

    Thanks for the support! link up anytime-- and if you have a bargain book to showcase-- even better! ;o)

  8. Leslie: Cool, you can host next week! Glad you are enjoying my BBBs-- can't wait to see yours!

    Yes, blinking neon would be nice!

  9. Kathy: thanks for joining in again! On my way to check out your BBB!

  10. Lesa, Thursday my sister and I are going to a public library book sale. I will let you know if we find anything bonanza worthy!

  11. Both the book and the movie are new to me.

  12. Very squee happy for your bargain $1.

    Thanks for coming by Aisle B

  13. Look forward to read your review! As usual, for the some weeks, I got none!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

  14. What a great find--I never seem to have the patience to sort through jumble books, but I know I'm overlooking gems!

  15. I've never heard of this book or movie. I suppose it is in B&W. If there's blood involved, color would be better. I'll have to see if I can get it on Netflix. Thanks!

  16. Thanks for visiting, mailbox memers!

    Serendipity: Sounds fun-- my fingers are crossed!

    Jane: I'm compelled to search and it is like a treasure hunt-- Such a thrill to discover a gem.

    Georgia: The movie is in color but there is no blood. It is noir-ish, suspenseful, melodramatic and even has courtroom drama. Let me know what you think of it-- unless you hate it-- then I'd just think you were plumb outta your mind!! ;o)

  17. Wow, that's great that your searching paid off for you!

    Enjoy your reading :-).

  18. Lesa, I'm embarrassed to say but I'm not familiar with these books. But of course, that's the beauty of this party - I get educated :)

  19. SJ! Thanks so much for joining BBB again! And don't be embarrassed-- this book is obscure. I did think someone would have at least heard of the movie but I only discovered it four years ago myself.


  20. What a fun find! I hope you enjoy it :)


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