This is actually a combination haul from two different trips, one from last week and one from yesterday. Last week we went hunting for a few random things that we needed for the house and clothes. There is a thrift store out here that we love because finding things there some days is like a treasure hunt. While we didn't find everything we needed, I managed to snag a couple of books that have been sitting on my TBR pile since I ran across them GR. Rivers of London and Carver's Quest are both murder mysteries and the first of their respected series. I was pretty excited to add both to my ever growing collection of things I want to read.
Yesterday I was in a pretty good mood leaving from work. No major fires that needed putting out all day long, and I managed to get some much needed deep cleaning done to our shelves. So I wasn't much in the mood to sit in traffic for an hour to get home. Lucky for me one of my favorite books shops is just right around the corner, has free parking, and I tend to loose time while upstairs in their stacks. Who doesn't love a Half Price Books?!
I was pretty excited when I found Dr. Mutter's Marvels was sitting on they're just arrived shelf. The author, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is going to be in town in October and I need to read her book before I go see her talk. I have a weird fascination with old ways of medicine and the medical procedures people put themselves through. So now I'm not just excited for the book, but for the chance to meet her in a little less than a month.
As for the rest of my haul from Half Price Books, I add another book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. One of my bookish New Year's Resolutions was to read more books by him that weren't Sherlock Holmes. I've already read Land of the Lost and now I've add Tales of Unease. Which will be part of my spooky October reads. The graphic novel Fables has been something I've almost picked up a dozen times, and the Victorian Fairy Tale Book was an impulse buy. I'm sucker of anything set or from the Victorian era. I figure it'll be a fun book to read before bed, chapter-by-chapter.
My roommate texting me about the groceries she was picking up had me looking at my phone, and the time, realizing traffic would be better I headed to the check out. Which was probably for the best. I could have spent another two hours in Half Price Books and all the monies.