Now That's What I Call Shopping

I really like used books. I really like used book sales – especially when everything is $1 or less.

Having just returned from the used book sale at the Oberlin Public Library, I couldn’t help but share my newest acquisitions.

I went with the intention of finding and buying anything written by either C.S. Lewis or Robert Frost. Additionally,  I was hoping for anything Sherlock Holmes (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes et cetera). Unfortunately I did not succeed in obtaining any of these. But, I did come across a few other noteworthy books that I promptly purchased.

  1. War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy. I know it’s a famous book, and I haven’t read much fiction in a while, so I bought it.
  2. The Greatest Thing in the World, by Henry Drummond. You can probably pick this up at your local Christian bookstore for $3, but I got mine for $1.
  3. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman. From what I hear, the book is even better than the movie!
  4. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. I read and enjoyed it when I was younger, so I figured I might as well own a copy of it.
  5. J.B. Phillips – New Testament. I bought this primarily because of the nice verse-less single column text setting.
  6. T.S. Eliot – The Wasteland and Other Poems. Being severely deficient in my reading of verse, I figured this might be a good place to start.
  7. The Overcoming Life, by Dwight L. Moody. Since I’m attending (God bless) the school that D.L. Moody founded, I figured that this would be worth picking up.
  8. The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer. For 50 cents, I couldn’t resist this classic.

So there you have it. I bought 8 books for $5… now that’s what I call shopping!

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