local library. The last day is always the $5 bag sale. You get a grocery bag (the plastic kind of the same size and type that grocer stores give you) and you can get as many books as you can fit IN the sack for $5.
Between my husband and myself, we got 17 books in the bag. 12 of them were mine.
I went in there with a list. First I tried to find books on my list to complete collections that I'm getting. Then I went back through and picked out others that just seem interesting.
I got three new Janet Evanovich books. I'm trying to collect all of the Stephanie Plum novels, and was a little disappointed that they only had two. I got "Eleven on Top" and "Seven Up." I also grabbed one of her romance novels, "Love Overboard." I don't usually read Romance, but Evanovich makes me laugh, so its worth it.
J.D. Robb is someone else I'm trying to collect. I'm trying to get all of the "In Death" novels. They had one novel "Calculated in Death" and a short story collection with an "In Death" short story in it. The collection is called "The Other Side."
That was all that I got "on purpose." Everything else I grabbed because the title sounded interesting and I liked the blurb on the jacket cover.
I got a sci-fi novel called "Moonseed" in which Venus explodes, and the thing that exploded Venus is now on Earth.
"A Madness of Angels" by Kate Griffin is a paperback. The back cover doesn't give a synopsis, but it appears to be about the resurrection of a dead man, returned as an angel?
I picked up "Unsaid" by Neil Abramson because of the dog on the cover. Its hard to pass by the tender gaze of a Labrador. The cover tells me its about the ghost of a vet, not ready to move on.
The book "Lucky" I grabbed simply because it was by the author of "The Lovely Bones." I didn't realize until I got home that it was not a novel, but a Memoir about her rape when she was a teen.
The title of the book "Infected" by Scott Sigler is what drew me to it. As a fan of horror fiction, something titled Infection promises terror. The cover blurb seems to hint towards infestation more than infection though.
The book "Tender Morsels" by Margo Lanagan didn't have a cover Jacket to tell me what it was about, but the cover art intrigued me, so I got it anyway.
Last, but certainly not least, I just happened to see a book by R.L. Stine. I used to LOVE his Goosebumps books. This one was from his Fear Street collection though. "Heart of the Hunter" about a boy who allows himself to be turned into a wolf to win the hart of the girl he loves.
In Recap the books I got today are:
1. Seven Up by Janet Evanovich.
2. Eleven on top by Janet Evanovich
3. Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich
4. Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb
5. The Other Side, a short story collection including one by J.D. Robb
6. Moonseed by Stephen Baxter
7. "A Madness of Angels" by Kate Griffin
8. Unsaid by Neil Abramson
9. "Lucky" by Alice Sebold
10. "Infected" by Scott Sigler
11. "Tender Morsels" by Margo Lanagan
12. "Heart of the Hunter" R.L. Stine