Monday, January 17, 2011

Did I Go Overboard – Overstuffed Book Bag

I usually head straight to the clearance section, where everything is $3.00 or under,  of  Half-Price Books, .   This was no exception  a  few weeks  ago  when they  had a 20%  off sale.     Look what came home with me!
Eight were fiction and $1.00 each less 20%, so how can you go wrong?     Then, I scored  three decorating books,  two were Southern Living Christmas Books at $1.00 ea.  Another on wreaths was $2.00.   Plus, another 20% off.
America 24/7,  a fabulous book of photographs, over 300 pages!    This thing weighs about 10 pounds!    Price:   $1.00  -  Less 20%!
 Now, the   SPLURGES: 
Redoutes’ Roses.    One hundred sixty-seven  (yes, 167)  11x14 prints of Roses on heavy paper, suitable for framing!   Price:  $7.00 less 20% – a treasure for $5.60
 Coming in at 12x16 and 255 pages  (and $7.00 less 20%)  a book of  American West Landscapes containing everything from Church to Remington!
Page Collage
This will be added to stacks and stacks of art books like this:
Total Cost :  $20.80.  That left me with change from the $25.00 gift card.
Did I go overboard?
Be sure to watch for a Give-Away Offer later this week!
I am linking to the following parties.  Please stop by and thank the gracious hostesses, make some friends and leave some comment love for the hostesses and guests.  We all love comments!
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @  Coastal Charm
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville
Junkin' Finds Friday @ A La Carte
Hugs,  Honey


  1. Lots of books?....Always a good thing!!!

  2. I LOVE Half-Price Books -- alas, none in our area. I do always look over the books at the thrifty stores and score there once in a while and keep my friends at Amazon in a job, lol. No such thing as too many books :)


  3. Oh my! I haven't seen a Half-Price Books in a long time. You got some great deals -- love, love that book of rose prints!

  4. Wow! I would be snuggled up on the couch with my coffee and that whole stack of books for days!
    Great finds!

  5. Looks like you got some wonderful books here...thanks so much for sharing them at NTT!!!


  6. You scored some good books!! We have a half price books...I need to go see them stat! the redoutes roses book is gorgeous! Will you leave it as is or frame them up? Vanna

  7. You got a lot of wonderful books for a real bargain. I think that a stack of books makes a home feel more welcoming.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now one of your new followers.


  8. Nothing overboard here!! I just love all your books!! That rose book is fabulous!! Thanks for dropping in!! Hugs!

  9. Honey, I don't think you went overboard- anyone who can buy that many books for that amount deserves to have ALL of them. How fun to have that book of rose prints that you could frame or use for projects. I found some pages at a sale last summer, and your book cost waaaay less than I paid for 25 prints. That book by itself was worth the money! Thanks for stopping by from Kim's. So often people just link and run, so I really appreciate the visit. I'll be making all my visits tomorrow on my day off!
    :-) Sue

  10. OMG....I am jealous! Especially over the book with the roses! Great finds and deals...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog..

    Take care,

  11. Wonderful reads!! I need to find some decorating books. I could look at those all day!:) Thanx for stopping by earlier and for the congrats!:) Hope your week is going well!

  12. How fun to get to spend the day buying lovely books! :)

  13. Hi Honey,
    What a great deal! I am crazy for that Rose book, I will have to try to get to half-priced books and look for one:-))

  14. What great finds! Love your photos too. And can one have too many books? (no!) :)

  15. What a deal. Just the two Southern Living books originally cost more than you spent.

  16. I love books but have no where to store them so I frequent the library a lot. I do buy books that are references though. You did good.

  17. Wow, I can't believe you got that many hardback books for $20!!! That is great! I have stopped buying books unless they are like these, on discount and have been going to the library. I was amazed to find that there are so many that I want there. I figured they wouldn't have much that I am interested in reading!

    Have a great day!

  18. Can't go overboard on books as far as I'm concerned! Love them all! The one with the Roses...gorgeous! Thanks for joining JFF! hugs Linda

  19. I love books, too...and take so much pleasure in having them all around me! You found some wonderful books! ♥


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