Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Finds - What I Did with my Store Credit

A few weeks ago my husband and I brought several bags of unwanted books to the local used book store, and racked up a significant amount of store credit. This week, I went to spend some of it!

Love Burns, by Edna Mazya, is an Israeli novel about a cuckolded husband, from Europa Editions. This was in the basement used-book section and I really can't resist Europa these days.

Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English is a new hardcover and I bought it on the strength of a recommendation from Lorri of the Jew Wishes blog and Dawn of She is Too Fond of Books.

Ivan Shcheglov's The Dacha Husband just appealed to me based on my interest in Russian books. And it's short.

Jeff bought me Philip Jose Farmer's To Your Scattered Bodies Go in an effort to introduce me to quality science fiction. I'll let you know how that goes!

Finally, I treated myself to a used (but in perfect condition) copy of the newish Penguin translation of Swann's Way, more properly Du Côté de chez Swann, the first volume in Proust's masterpiece.

What did you get this week?

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Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Love Burns, sounds good, and I have Mr. Rosenblum but need to fit it in. Enjoy the new books Marie.

bermudaonion said...

It looks like you did great with your store credit! I've read several great reviews of Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English and can't wait to see what you think.

Carolina Gal's Literary Cafe said...

Marie I would like to give you award at my blog httP:// Thanks for everything you do on your blog and starting the Jewish carnival. I can't wait, hopefully it will revitalize my Jewish blog. Have a great day.

Zibilee said...

You got a lot of good stuff there with your credit! I am really interested in what you will think of Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English and also would really like to hear about The Dacha Husband. Enjoy all your new books!

Andi said...

Beautiful! There's nothing better than used bookstore credit. I haven't been to the UBS (Half-Price in my neighborhood) in ages because I'm trying to lay off buying printed books and buy more e-books to declutter our condo. In the meantime, I really miss my trips to "the crack house" as I affectionately call the UBS.

Marie said...

Bibliophile, thanks!

Bermuda- you'll be the first to know!

Carolina Gal- thank you!! :-)

Zibilee, Mr. Rosenblum seems to be pretty popular right now :-)

Andi, you gotta love credit! :-) Woo!

Kathleen said...

I LOVE used bookstores. Unfortunately for me the one I go to doesn't offer credit for books that I bring in. I can "donate" my books but the good news is that the proceeds from all the books sold at the store go to my local library.

Booksnyc said...

Mr. Rosenblum Dreams In English definitely appeals to me - I will look for your review.

jewwishes said...

What great books! Enjoy!

Thank you for the nod! :)

Serena said...

Looks like you got some great books.