Book hauls

Signed editions

Last year, Barnes & Noble started selling signed editions on Black Friday. This year they did the same, and while I didn't do any Black Friday shopping this year, I decided my post for today could be sharing the signed copies that I own. I am starting to accumulate quite a few, some of which… Continue reading Signed editions

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Black and white haul

Went to my local library today and stopped in the used bookstore. Didn't realize till I got home that all the books I bought had a similar color palette! Got a really cool 60's edition of one of my favorite books, Winesburg, Ohio. Also The Prestige, The Search for WondLa, the 6th "Unfortunate Events" book,… Continue reading Black and white haul

Book hauls

Signed surprise

So I went to a book sale today at The Center for Children's Books at UIUC. I came away with about 40 bucks worth of books with the justification that I didn't need to buy any textbooks this semester. They had a small section of used books, and I came across a pristine old copy… Continue reading Signed surprise

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A very literary Christmas

Santa was good to me on the literary front this year- I got an Ex Libris stamp to start personalizing my library, some Shakespearean mints, a banned books mug, and three books: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Hotel by Arthur Hailey and The Guide to Reading - a darling little book… Continue reading A very literary Christmas

Book hauls

Exciting acquisition: Great Writers of the English Language

I went to my local book exchange last month, which happens every summer at a park near my house.  I came back with 10 books, plus this beautiful 14-volume encyclopedia of writers which I plan to use in my classroom one day! Best part is, I got it all for free! Great Writers of the… Continue reading Exciting acquisition: Great Writers of the English Language