SO if you saw my earlier post about my trip to my library’s “50 cent paperback” book sale, I didn’t elaborate what books I got, I just put in a picture. So, here’s my official list of all 29 books I bought. Fact: I spent $14.50. If I had bought each book individually, it would have cost me $251. I really need to start going to those second hand book stores or something; saving money is amazing!
A Game of Thrones series, books 2, 3, and 4: I had originally planned on buying the Game of Thrones series as a box set off of BarnesandNoble.com for $21.03. Instead, I was lucky enough to find the second, third, and fourth books of the series. Now, I only need to get the first one and I can start reading! What is awesome is Storm of Swords is in perfect condition. The spine isn’t broken, pages aren’t folded, no marks or anything! I can’t say the same for A Clash of Kings, however.
State Of Fear: Last summer, I remember grabbing every Michael Crichton book the library had off the shelves and reading them back to back for about two weeks. The good thing is, I discovered how much better the Jurassic Park book was than the movie. The bad thing is, I can’t really remember what really happened in some of the books. I think this one has a scene with cannibals in it? I’m not sure. I need to reread it.
Next: This was another of the books I read in my Michael Crichton book spree last summer. This one was really good though, so I can remember what it was about. Definitively one of my favorite Michael Crichton books.
A Case of Need: This book is one of the books I haven’t read before, so I’m looking forward to reading it.
The Great Train Robbery: Okay, I just love this book for one reason: one of the characters is named Miriam. This is the only book (other than the Bible) that I’ve read that has my name in it. Woohoo!
The Lost World: Okay. I didn’t like this book. I didn’t like the movie. I only bought it because I own Jurassic Park and I can’t stand having an incomplete series. And it was fifty cents. Who can pass up a book that cheap?!
Rising Sun: I haven’t read this book before either. As I said before in my previous post, I grabbed one of each of the Michael Crichton books the sale had, and this happened to be one of the ones I haven’t read. I’m looking forward to it though, apparently it’s really good.
The Andromeda Strain: Okay. I was disappointed when I bought this one. I really want to own this book, but I don’t like the old ugly cover. But I saved $9.50, so I can’t complain. I guess you get what you pay for.
Pirate Latitudes: Again, this is one of the books I didn’t read before. But the copy I bought is brand new, and I love how the cover looks!
Sphere: I did read this last summer. But I didn’t really read, I skimmed. So, I guess I should actually read it now that I own it.
When The Wind Blows: Okay, I promise I’m done spamming you with Michael Crichton books! I’ve never read this book series, but I did read the Maximum Ride series, and this one is supposed to be really close to that series. I can’t wait to read it.
The Lake House: This is the sequel to When The Wind Blows.
Interview With The Vampire: I originally planned on buying the Barnes and Noble Leatherbound series edition of this book, but I bought this paperback one instead. I’ll probably buy the leatherbound version anyway- it looks like somebody spilled lasagna all over this book, which really grosses me out. It also smells like beer and cigarettes- not my favorite smells in the world by a long shot. Ugh.
The Vampire Lestat: Sequel to Interview With The Vampire. This one is in slightly better condition than it’s prequel, but still kind of icky.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: BRAND NEW COPY OMG. I couldn’t pass it up.
The Girl Who Played With Fire: Same story as above.
The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers: I’d never really thought about reading the Lord of the Rings books (although I knew I should) but when I came across these in the Fantasy section I grabbed them right up. I looked for the Hobbit, but they didn’t have it :(
The Name of the Wind: On a book review tumblr, (I can’t remember which one it was, sorry!) I saw that this book was apparently really good, so I picked this up without second thought. I didn’t realize it was part of a series until I got home- if I had known then I would have looked for the sequel.
The Prometheus Deception: I saw this book mentioned on a Book Haul video on Youtube. Recognized it as we were walking to the paying counter and grabbed it.
The Bourne Identity: I’ve heard of the movie, but never seen it, so I decided to go ahead and read the book before watching it. It looks really good, and I’ve already read a few pages.
Run: If you see this book’s cover in real life, you’ll know why I picked it up. It glitters and shines. It caught my eye immediately. It’s about a guy running from the law or something, judging from the back of the book.
Once A Spy: Confession Time! When I was little, I wanted nothing more than to be a spy. Not so much anymore, however, but I still am really into anything about spies. Movies, books, you name it. So, the title just called my name and I got it.
The Prodigal Spy: Pretty much the same story as above. I saw the word “spy” and picked it up.
The Da Vinci Code: Obviously this book is really popular or something, so I wanted to read it. There were literally like twelve copies of this book, so I picked through each one to find the one in best condition.
Run For Your Life: I honestly have no idea why I bought this book. The cover creeps me out. I must have accidentally picked it up instead of another book, I guess. I really don’t know.
Moon Music: This was the first book I picked up. I was desperate to get my hands on a good book and just picked up the first one that sounded good. It sounds like a mystery book or something.
SOOO that’s all for my first official book haul! Yippee! So happy! I’m guessing my next book haul will be sometime in August, after I save up two of my paychecks to buy books. :D