After a fruitless morning of garage sale-ing and finding absolutley no books, I had to finish off by stopping by the Sally Ann. Wasn't I happy to find they were having a bogo sale on books! So this weekend I've added the following books to my library:
Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell - a Newbery Honor book. O'Dell is one of my favourite historical fiction authors for children and I'll be re-reading these all over the next few years with my son.
The Dark Half
all by Stephen King - I've decided I am going to re-read all Stephen King's books in order, so I'm picking them up as I see them. I haven't read any of his newer stuff as the last book of his I read was Nightmares and Dreamscapes back in 1993. Up to that point I had read all his books each year as they came out. Now, I was 11 when I started reading him so it will be interesting to re-read them as an adult and see if they scare me as much! I have Carrie and Salem's Lot (his first two) on their way to me now from BookMooch.
Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines by Margery Sharp - another childhood favourite. I've started collecting the series and already have #2 and this is #4.
Surfeit of Lampreys by Ngaio Marsh - I love Inspector Alleyn mysteries.
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey - a Booker Prize winner, I'm reading my way through the bookers so was glad to find this one.
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence. This a New Canadian Library book and I'm collecting them. Well, just the ones that interest me. I'm excited to read this one soon. It is a fictional memoir of a 90 year old woman living in the prairies of Mantioba. These memoir type of stories seem to be a new thing for me. I recently read The Stone Diaries and The Blind Assassin (both Canadian literature too) and enjoyed them so much.
Into the Dream by William Sleator - one of my favourite children's science fiction authors.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy - another Booker Prize winner and this is coming up as the September read in one of my yahoo groups so another lucky find.
Not bad for a total of $3.75!