Happy Tuesday, everyone! Depending on where you live, I hope that your day has gotten off to an awesome start, or that your day is going great, or that you had an absolutely fantastic day! Take whichever one is right for you!
I am so excited about today’s post. I loved writing it, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you guys! This past weekend, my family and I went to the library, but when we got there, we found out that they were having a book sale! They only have a few a year, and I haven’t been to one in a long time, so I enjoyed browsing their selection. I ended up walking out with six different books, which I will be sharing with you today in my very first book haul!! ❤
Library Sale Book Haul
Book #1: Bible Trivia by J. Stephen Lang.
What It Is: An awesome book full of 4,000+ Bible trivia questions and answers!
Why I Bought It: My family and I love doing quizzes like this, and the fact that this is all Bible-based trivia questions is epic! As well as the great selection of questions, I love the formatting of the book; the questions are on one page, and the answers to all of them are listed and numbered on the other side of the same page.
Price: Amazon’s listing ~ $10.78 ~ and what I paid ~ $1!
Book #2: Webster’s New Pocket Spanish Dictionary.
What It Is: A tiny pocket Spanish dictionary, with a Spanish-to-English index, a list of Spanish abbreviations, and an English-to-Spanish index!
Why I Bought It: I’m fairly certain I’ll appreciate having one with me in Guatemala. Regardless, I love the size, formatting, cover, and this one is in like-new condition! I couldn’t pass it up.
Price: Amazon’s listing ~ $5.09 ~ and what I paid ~ 50¢!
Book #3: The Princetta by Anne-Laure Bondoux
What It Is: An adventurous YA novel I’ve never heard of before, but was intrigued by the synopsis.
Why I Bought It: I’m currently challenging myself to read 26 new books in 2017 with A-to-Z titles. That means that first, I read a book that started with “A,” then another new book that started with “B,” and so on. Right now, I’m reading a novel that starts with a “D,” and at some point, I will get to the letter “P,” and this is the book I’d like to read for that letter!
Price: Amazon listing ~ $2.99 currently! ~ and what I paid ~ 50¢!
Book #4: Living With Passion & Purpose by Elizabeth George.
What It Is: A study of the book of Luke!
Why I Bought It: I’ve read a few other books by Elizabeth George, and I absolutely loooove her writing! I briefly read the summary but didn’t need to look into it too much since all her books are fantastic.
Price: Amazon’s listing ~ $9.62 ~ and what I paid ~ 50¢!
Book #5: The Island of Heavenly Daze by Lori Copeland.
What It Is: A Christian story about a pastor’s struggles to stay in a very heavenly town.
Why I Bought It: I read the synopsis on Goodreads maybe a month ago, and I knew I just had to read it! The best part is, it’s the first in a series – or trilogy? Saga? I’m too lazy to go look, haha – so I snatched it up the moment I saw it, and bought it without even looking through it (which I always do for minutes before buying any book!).
Price: Amazon listing ~ $6.83 ~ and what I paid ~ $1!
Book #6: Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
What It Is: A copy of the unabridged play, described on the back as being for “foreign language teaching.” The foreword and stuff like that at the beginning are in Chinese.
Why I Bought It: Ah well, I kind of collect copies of Hamlet. I don’t plan on letting this collection get out of hand, but I do love having different editions and versions, especially the professors’ forewords and take on it (except for when it’s in Chinese, of course hahahah). This is my sixth copy of the play. I know that the cover is absolutely horrid (Kenneth Branaugh is still awesome, though, lol!), but I fell in love with this edition, anyway.
Price: I couldn’t find an Amazon listing. But I paid 50¢!
Thanks for reading, everyone! I really enjoyed writing this ❤ Let me know in the comments below if you’ve read any of these books!
What have YOU been reading recently?