Hi y’all! This weekend is on of my favorite book weekends of the year: the annual Half-Price Books Clearance Sale! Everything there is $2 or less, from DVDs and CDs to, obviously, books. There’s a big old building that is just loaded up with these books and people rifle through them like it’s a giant garage sale. With two years of teaching behind me, I have acquired quite a few books already, but I’m always looking for more to take to school or leave here at home. This year, it was an interesting mix of the two.
This is my whole haul from the day. While it’s not as much as I walked out with two years ago when I was last at the sale, I’m also pretty happy with this. We’re going to walk through what I got, in case you’re interested.
These are my books bound for school. (Sorry the second picture is turned…not sure why…)
- Life As We Know It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
- Marked by P.C. Cast
- Sovay by Celia Rees
- What If…All The Boys Wanted You by Liz Ruckdeschel
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (my old copy is torn to shreds)
- Sir Thursday by Garth Nix
- Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
- The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen D. Randle
- Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
And these books are for my own reading pleasure. I think they really show how my interests and reading tastes are twisting more toward the historical.
- Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas
- Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning
- The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
- The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
- The Other Tudors by Philippa Jones
- Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell
- Falling for Henry by Beverley Brenna
- The Search for Richard III by Philippa Langley
**Is it something of a requirement for anyone interested in British history to be named Philippa? Because there are 4 of them on this list alone.
So clearly, I’m entering a Tudor phase. Only 3 of those books aren’t related to that time period. (Even poor Richard III still falls into that category, as he was killed by a Tudor, King Henry VII. The fact that I’m able to spout this off now when I couldn’t have told you that three months ago should tell you how far gone I am.)