Stacking the Shelves & Mini Book Review “Odd Thomas” by Dean Koontz

With finals looming over me like a black cloud, I haven’t been able to really think about posting or what I’m going to post, how I’m going to post it, when I was going to post it. Ah! But woe is me, I suppose.

As I’ve admitted in previous posts, I love thrift stores. And in addition to thrift stores, I also love auctions. And this week I ended up bidding on a box full of Stephen King and Dean Koontz books. They’re my guilty pleasure, those two authors. I already own a lot of their books and I was a little worried that when I got this box of goodies, that I was going to end up having a lot of doubles.  Much to my delight, there were only two or three that I found in the box that I already had. And to add the whipped cream and sugar on top, the box also included the next two installments of the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz, which I haven’t read yet.

I pretty much exploded with happiness.

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Friday Finds

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Sponsored by MIZB at Should Be Reading.

I love thrift stores. I’m one of those girls who makes a bee-line straight passed all of the major clothing stores and ducks into a consignment shop. There is just absolutely nothing wrong with thrift stores. I remember when I was a kid, even when I was a teenager, I was so embarrassed to be buying my jeans at a local Goodwill. My family didn’t have a lot of money and this was just the way things were. All of my stuff was hand-me-downs from relatives or off of the rack from Goodwill. I had few brand new things, but as a child I was naive. Now I see the potential in things. Now I can see how some clothing from ten years ago, is in style now.

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