I'm a sucker for "steals and deals". And I take pride in finding a good bargain... to the point where, when asked, "Where did you get that?" I often can't resist the urge to yell out not only where I bought it but how much I bought it for.
I love discount stores, thrift shops, garage sales, flea markets. I love digging around and searching for that diamond in the rough. It really does feel like a treasure hunt.
Today, I stumbled upon a book sale at my local public library. I had only gone in to drop off a few books I had borrowed but I was quickly ushered in by the friendliest man. He greeted me saying, "You made it! You're here!" What did I make it to? I thought to myself. My puzzled look must have given it away; he answered, "Our annual book sale! It's our last day and you've made it just in time! Go ahead downstairs." He was pretty persuasive. I didn't think twice and made my way down to the book sale. And boy, am I glad I did because I found a few gems.
- The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems of the Land by Joseph Bruchac & Thomas Locker
- The Perricone Prescription: A Physician's 28-Day Program for Total Body and Face Rejuvenation by Nicholas Perricone, M.D.
- Psychotherapy: A Basic Text by Robert Langs
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Grand total? $2. *Jumping up and down*