March 05, 2011

Book Haul #1; Goodwill

My first haul! YEPPPPYYYY!:D

Last weekend, a friend of mine told me all about Goodwill. She talked about how cheap, and inexpensive you could buy a lot of great things for. Whenever I drove past a Goodwill I thought it was just like a yard sale place, where people sold old, dirty and kinda of gross things. Well yesterday I was totally proved wrong (I mean yeah Goodwill still had that weird musky smell to it, but then again the library does too). Rachael, huge Goodwill shopping fan, took me to three different local Goodwills. Even though I was interested and intending to buy something, it wasn't going to be clothing. After walking around for about ten minutes I noticed they sold BOOKS! At first I couldn't believe my eyes, BOOKS for only TWO dollars??? So of course I couldn't leave without seeing what they had. After leaving the last Goodwill we visited, I had a total of five books, that I will now share with you:D

The Last SongThe first book I purchased was, The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks.

"Seventeen-year-old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside down when her parents divorced and her father moved to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains alienated from her parents, particularly her father. . .until her mother decides it would be in every one's best interest if she and her brother spent the summer with him. Resentful and rebellious, Ronnie rejects her father's attempts to reach out to her and threatens to return to New York before the summer's end. But soon Ronnie meets Will, the last person she thought she'd ever be attracted to, and finds herself falling for him, opening herself up to the greatest happiness--and pain--that she has ever known."

The second book, is Dear John also by Nicholas Sparks.

Dear John ""Dear John," the letter read. And with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives changed forever. When Savannah Lynn Curtis comes into his life, John Tyree knows he is ready to turn a new leaf. An angry rebel, he had enlisted in the army right after high school, not knowing what else to do, Then, during a furlough, he meets Savannah, the girl of his dreams. The attraction is mutual and quickly growing into a kind of love that leaves Savannah vowing to wait for John while he finishes his tour of duty. But neither can foresee that 9/11 is about to change the world. Like so many proud men and women, John must choose between love and country. Now, when he finally returns to North Carolina, John will discover how love can transform us in ways we never could have imagined."

And the third, The Kiss by Elda Minger.

The Kiss"When she finds her fiance with another woman the night before her wedding. Tess Sommerville's safe, dull, by-the-numbers life is over. Packing up her broken heart--along with her dog--she impulsively joins her older brother's best friend in a two-thousand-mile road trip cross-country.

Will Tremere always had a soft side for Tess when they were growing up--and now she's become a beautiful, intriguing woman. He also knows that Tess is hurting, and he's determined to help her get back on her feet, no strings attached.

But by the time the pair rolls into Las Vegas, all bets are off. Because neither Tess nor Will ever counted on finding their perfect match on the road..."

The fourth, Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen.

Someone Like You "Haley and Scarlett have been best friends ever since they met. Halley has always been the quiet one, Scarlett braver and more outgoing. Halley has always turned to Scarlett when things get rough, and Scarlett has always known just what to do. It's the perfect setup. But everything changes at the beginning of junior year. Scarlett's boyfriend is killed in a motorcycle accident; then Scarlett finds out she is carrying his baby. For the first time ever, Scarlett really needs Halley. Now Halley has to learn to be strong for Scarlett. It wont be easy, but Halley knows that she cant let Scarlett down. Because a true friend is a promise you keep forever."

And lastly, Princess On The Brink by Meg Cabot.

Princess on the Brink (The Princess Diaries, #8)"At last, Mia is a junior. An upperclassmen. So why is it that everything is going so terribly wrong? What is she doing in Intro to Creative Writing? When she has made it through Algebra and Geometry, why must she be face with Precalculus? All this is nothing compared to the news Micheal springs on her, however. Her beloved boyfriend could be leaving for Japan for a year--or more! Precalc has nothing on preparing for the worst separation ever.

Turns out there is one way she might convince Micheal to stay. But will she? or wont she? No matter what, Mia seems headed for disaster."

1 comment:

  1. You hadn't shopped at Goodwill before?! *gasps* I use to buy a lot of books from there but then we got Goodwill outlet and the books are .50 cents for paperbacks and $1.00 for hardback. Most everything else is sold by the pound and I've found some awesome things! Congrats on the haul!


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