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Thursday, April 6, 2017
Thrift Store Book Buys
Yesterday, I took advantage of some comp time the old salt mines owed me and punched out of work early. Then I walked across the town square to pay a utility bill at City Hall. On my way back, I ducked into a thrift shop to get out of the driving rain and cold, stiff wind. I found my way back to the book shelves, where there were paperbacks on sale for 35 cents each. I made quite a haul for less than $2.50, plus tax. Here are the seven books I took home:
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The American by Henry James
So Big by Edna Ferber
A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt
Ice Station by Matt Reilly
All of these are books I have never read, but have reckoned I probably should someday. (Well, except the last one; that's just for entertainment.) Here's my chance!
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