Monday, December 1, 2008

book binge

Between conference discounts and 1/2 price day at the library book sale a couple of weeks ago, I went a bit of a book binge. I thought some of you might be interested in the new additions to my library...especially if any of you are interested in Indiana like I am.

Thomas Hart Benton and the Indiana Murals
Greetings from Indiana: Vintage Hoosier Postcards
The Identity of the American Midwest: Essays on Regional History
Indiana Political Heroes
Meredith Nicholson: A Writing Life
Who's Your County Named For?: And Other Hoosier County Facts
First Ladies of Indiana and the Governors
Robert Owen's American Legacy
The Circle: The Center of Indianapolis
Recollections of Sixteen Presidents from Washington to Lincoln
The Play-Party in Indiana
A Bibliography of Booth Tarkington, 1869-1946
Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1816-1916

The Camel Club
The Collectors
Stone Cold

The Grand Tour in the Eighteenth Century

The library book sale got me the rest of David Baldacci's Camel Club series, which I can't wait to read after finishing Divine Justice (review here).

Does anyone else go haywire at library book sales?


  1. You may need to post some of the postcards out of the "Greetings from Indiana" book!

  2. You did go on a binge. I got my copy of Gods Behaving Badly today.

  3. Our library only has their big sale once a year in the summer but I love going. We have a few other places in town that have annual sales too. I get books for myself and for family members who can't get out. They don't have to be new to make me happy!

  4. bermudaonion -

    Of course you did! :)

  5. Wrighty-

    Now that I get so many new books for review, almost all the books I buy are used!

  6. A good place for library book sales and specials are college libraries. Several times a year they get new books and to make way, guess what, less than a dollar a book and some brand new.

    We have learned how to get students to notify us when the sale is being set up. Yes, we read what we buy.