Inspiration From The Distant Past

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

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bargain Book Bonanza (17): Yard Sale Yarns

 Welcome to Bargain Book Bonanza!

A book haul linky party for bargain loving bookworms!

BBB is the place to showcase all the great books (new, used, vintage, electronic, audio) that you have scored 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 is hosting this week!

BBB is back after a three week  hiatus! 

Did you wonder if we had run out of bargain book finds?  Ah no, surely y'all know better than to think that!  Between us five amigas, I daresay we could BBB ourselves into infinity!

So why no BBB posts for three weeks?  Just lots of laziness and craziness going on this summer-- and lots of recuperating. 

Since my eye surgery, I have lucked into three super cool bargain book hauls that I will show you soon but today's BBB is a yard sale haul from early June.

Yard sales are great for children's books.

These were twenty-five cents each so $2.25 for nine books!

A Weekend With Windell by Kevin Henke Bear
Bear's Christmas Surprise by ElizabethWinthrop

Do I Have To Take Violet? By Sucie Stevenson
"Uh-Oh!" Said the Crow by Joanne Oppenheim

Goliath and the Burglar by Terrance Dicks
Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish

Two Samantha books from The American Girls Collection 

 Hotel For Dogs by Lois Duncan

Such a great little haul! The picture books have the cutest illustrations and maybe some will feature in a future Storytime post.  

I'm very pleased to find the two American Girl books.  Enbrethiliel posted about using the series as teaching materials in one of her BBB posts. Since I never have enough 'girl' books for my female students to read aloud during carry-over articulation therapy, I nabbed these quick. (Not that there was a rush or anything-- I'm always the only one at yard sales pawing through the books)

And Hotel For Dogs-- I didn't even realise it was a book! That happens to me all the time and as a bookworm I always think: Duh, where have I been?  Does that ever happen to you?

If you have a bargain book, please share. We love to brag on bargains! The linky will be open through Friday this week.


  1. I used to LOVE Amelia Bedelia when I was little, the series is so awesome.
    Thanks for including it, I had completely forgotten about it until now!
    I have the whole series of American Girl books and I loved them too. It just so happens that Samantha is my favourite character, she has such a sweet look and the stories are so exciting!
    xx Maria

  2. I didn't know that Hotel for Dogs was a book! I need to find that one for my daughter!

  3. I didn't know that either, about Hotel for Dogs. My kids loved the movie. It would be fun to read that with them!
    VERY cool haul!

  4. aw Hotel for Dogs! I remember adoring that book when I was little. Can't remember much from it anymore, but everytime the movie is on tv, I tend to watch it. Unfortunately, my dog barks right at the dogs so I'm always forced to switch channels

  5. Hi Lesa,

    Wow, you did great! Isn't it funny that not more peeps are lined up to snap up all the books? I always feel like I'm going to be in the middle of a K-Mart Blue Light special and fighting over a book until it tears, but that never happens, lol. Thank goodness.

    I have been away for the past two Monday's, so I didn't even notice you were away. I'm so glad to know that your surgery went well.

    God bless,

    Kathy M.

  6. Maria: Yay! Thanks for the thumbs up for Samantha and Amelia Bedelia. They are both new to me but I'm looking forward to reading Amelia to my little boy and sharing Samantha with the girls at school.

    Mama Zen & Leslie: Glad I'm not the only one who hadn't heard of it!

    Jillian: Dogs are so funny-- and remember some people talk back to the movie/tv too. hahah Glad you love Hotel for Dogs-- I'll be reading it to my little boy soon-- He loves dogs.

    Kathy: That is exactly how I feel-- ready to rumble over books-- but no one else is there. Hahah Thanks for linking up!

  7. +JMJ+

    I know I said I'd have something up this week . . . but of course my camera cord would go missing again. =(

    Yay for Samantha! I'm not snapping up the American Girls books any longer, now that the school year has begun again--but I have a feeling I'll be happy to have them ready in my teaching arsenal when the next summer rolls around. =)

    And not realising that a movie was a book happens to me all the time! I thought I was all set with a movie setting for the "Distant Isles" Locus Focus challenge. The rule I gave myself (but not everyone else) was that the island shouldn't have come from a book. And I had settled on the island in The Blue Lagoon (Don't laugh!!!) and had my post 50% drafted, when I learned that the controversial Brooke Shields movie was based on a 1908 novel!!! (Grrrrr!)

  8. E: No worries! Just link up when you can.

    A 1908 novel of Blue Lagoon! I have to read it-- if I can find it.

    Since finding out that the old suspense film that I always talk about "Leave Her To Heaven' came from a book, I pay more attention to movie credits. Almost all those old movies come from books/authors that I've never heard of! And new movies too-- makes sense though-- who comes up with the best stories?


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