My Latest Bookstore Haul

Books
[Cross posted from my Posterous- Background Vox]


On Writing- A Memoir of the Craft Stephen King
I've been wanting this one for a long time.  $7.48 was a great deal.  It's on my summer reading list and I can't wait to start on it.

Choose Your Own Adventure #76: The Mona Lisa is Missing Ramsey Montgomery
I loved these as a kid.  I remember doing a book report in 5th grade on a CYOA about a space ship.  This one was the only one they had at the bookstore, so I snagged it for $1.25.  My 4th graders like them too, but I always have to explain how they work.  They're usually a big hit with the boys.

Zen in the Art of Writing Ray Bradbury
I had no idea this one even existed.  The first few pages were great.  For $3.50, it was a no-brainer.

The Chocolate War Robert Cormier
This was actually from a previous trip, but I forgot it in my car and found it recently.  I'd heard some good things about it.  It was an easy grab at 50 on the clearance shelf.  I'm almost finished with it.  It's well written and Catcher in the Rye-esque at times, but I think I would have liked it better when I was 16.

Number the Stars Lois Lowry
I was so excited to pick up another copy for $2.  I do a big, whole class literature circle with this book at the beginning of the year.  I can never seem to get enough copies.  It also happens to be one of my favorite books ever.