Used book sale

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Two weeks ago I went to a used book sale and scored this nice little stack of books for $9.50.

I was excited to see a couple of books that Addison and I will enjoy reading together.  How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell.  I LOVED this book when I was little and I’m anxious to see Addison’s reaction.  He’s not big fan of gross out humor, he’s more of a potty humor kind of guy but I think he’ll like this one.  I think a movie was made in the past few years but I refuse to see it.  Some things should just be left alone.

There was also a “choose your own adventure” book.  Oh my gosh, I loved having to make a decision that would determine the end of the book then going back and rereading and making a different decision.  How fun was that?!  It has “22 possible endings”.  Something tells me he will be all over this.

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy.  When Dear Husband and I were first dating he introduced me to his taste of movie watching by showing me some of his favorites.  I think it was some sort of test.  The Godfather I & II (and then III just for good measure), Somewhere In Time and The Scarlet Pimpernel staring Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour.  Not only was I hooked on the The Scarlet Pimpernel but I was also hooked on the guy showing me these movies.  It didn’t take me long to know that he would someday be “Dear Husband.”  When I saw this book at the book sale I knew I should give it a shot.

The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.  I read this book quite a while ago.  I loved it so much I knew it was one that I would need to read again and again.  I did not see the movie after hearing the reviews.  Again, some things should be left alone.

Sophie’s Choice by William Styron.  I know, I know…it’s super sad.  I already know her agonizing choice thanks to the movie.  But I didn’t see the movie all the way through, just that terrible part where she has to choose.  But for some reason I feel compelled to read it.

The Kite Runner by Kheled Hosseini.  Two years ago I bought A Thousand Splendid Suns at this same book sale and have yet to read it because I need to read this one first.

The Bronte Project looked like chick lit that I would enjoy and The Poisonwood Bible had an interesting cover.

Which would you read first?

8 Responses

  1. Julie

    Read The Kite Runner first. Get it over with; it’s great but very, very difficult to process. Then, “clear your palate” with The Bronte Project. Or maybe Choose Your Own Adventure! Just don’t read the Hosseini books too close together, you will loose your mind with the sadness of it all.

  2. Emily C

    I have read some of these and others are on my list. I agree – the Kite Runner is a tough one. I am just starting the Poisonwood Bible and hope it will be good. Happy reading!!!

  3. puddinggirl

    Ive read The Time Traveler’s Wife two years ago and yes, its a good one. I am waiting for my ordered Kite Runner to arrived on the mail sometime around this week or maybe next, and I just cant wait. Books makes us happy , do they? Happy reading… just in case you havent heard about good reads… please check it out It is a good hang out for bookworms like us!

    • Hugs, Kisses and Snot

      I love It’s a great place for reviews! I’m in the middle of two other books right now but I’m thinking I need to put one aside so I can start Kite Runner.

  4. puddinggirl

    That is just like me… I stop reading The Origins of the Nile and put it aside first so i can start reading The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.. if my long awaited orders will arrived.. that other book will be on the side waiting longer, because I can’t wait the ones that are arriving to start reading with!

  5. Corinne O'Sullivan

    Oooh, I love used book stores. I’d come home with a huge stack like that too! The only one I’ve read on your list was ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’. Loved that book. I did though, see the movie after reading it, and I quite liked it. Forget reviews. It was enjoyable. It wasn’t as dense as the book for time, and I was expecting that, but I thought it was very well done anyway.

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