Monday, August 25, 2008

Thrifting for Great Reads


I have finished reading my thrifted copy of "The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers". Apparently, I had only read one of the books, and seen the movie, as I could clearly picture Eddie Albert as a borrower.
Saturday we visited one thrift shop on the other side of town. THGGM was looking for a book at Baker Book House, hoping to find it in the used book section. He did, but not for cheap enough. SO, I suggested we try hitting the thrift store 'over there', and we did not find what HE was looking for.
Although, I did find MANY copies of books in the 'used book' department at the book store that were also at the thrift store but for at least $10 cheaper per copy.
If you are wondering, I did NOT buy them.
I only bought three small hardcover books, at three for a dollar. One was a Joan Wash Anglund, and two were those little gift books, one about tea and one of The Velveteen Rabbit.
I've put myself on a $5.00 weekly limit at thrift stores. I still have four dollars left over from last week.
Sadly, I feel as if I deserve a round of applause!

2 comments:

Me said...

Wow! you are being very frugal. I have to stay out of them if I want to be that frugal.

Judy said...

I've no choice, really. It's the new budget. So, I figured I might as well try to make it fun!