The Quest of An Everyday Soccer Mom to Read the Modern Library's 100 Best Fiction Books of the 20th Century.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Blog Shoppin'

I "heart" used bookstores, especially since I started this blog. I have to give a shout-out to Half-Price Books for their great selection (even if I have to drive 20 minutes one way to get there) and to my husband, who unquestioningly indulges my book-buying sprees. :)

Here are today's finds, all upcoming for Journeys....

Light in August, William Faulkner
The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather
Go Tell It On the Mountain, James Baldwin
The Rainbow, DH Lawrence
The Heart of the Matter, Graham Greene
Deliverance, James Dickey
Women In Love, DH Lawrence
The Secret Agent, Joseph Conrad
The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway

And here's the fun part...I got all of these books, in really good condition, for $38. Which averages out to $3.80 a book. Beat THAT, Barnes and Noble!!!!


  1. I love Half Price Books! The only way I go to B&N anymore is if there is something I absolutely must have that I can't find at Half Price.

  2. That is my strategy as well. :) I haven't been to Half Price Books' website yet but I might check it out to see if there are some books I am still looking for.

  3. Hey SocrMom, I am a book blogger from the twin cities. I am excited to find your blog. I just started mine in Feb. and am learning a lot. I am a new follower. You can check out my blog at

    I love half price books but I frequently buy my books at thrift stores.

  4. You have got some absolutely gorgeous books there.