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thrift store score [May. 29th, 2007|09:55 am]
kyle cassidy
[mood |engrossed]
[music |black tape for a blue girl: halo star]

so, yesterday the thrift store near my house had a half off sale and i scored ....



a complete collection of Rover Boy's adventures -- written between 1899 and 1930something there are 33 books that take Tom, Dick, and Sam on a whirlwind of adventures!!! Starting out in Military academy and ending as grown men with children of their own, the plucky trio are always having fun playing jokes on the other students (well, the ones from other countries with funny accents who it's okay to pick on) and in the one I'm reading now, The Rover Boys in the Jungle they're called away from the military academy when their uncle receives a cryptic message from their father long lost in the jungles of Africa! while searching for a gold mine! so the boys hastily leave school and mount a rescue expedition! What could their father need rescuing from in 1899??? well, apart from un-christian SAVAGES, there's the obvious:



will they be able to stand the peril?????!!!!

33 books. Five dollars. Oh yeah.
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[User Picture]From: ladycelia
2007-05-29 02:06 pm (UTC)
Oh man! Classic kiddie lit! And they look like they're in great shape, too.
Terrific score!
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[User Picture]From: bodlon
2007-05-29 02:19 pm (UTC)
Goodness, that's perilous!
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[User Picture]From: fala_redwing
2007-05-29 02:47 pm (UTC)
Whoa... vedda nice. I should pay more attention to my thrift stores/Freecycle...

Reminds me, I have about two dozen old Nancy Drew books on my bottom shelf from about the late 50's or early 60's. Must find a way to read them again without breaking their brittle old spines; I'm so hard on my books.
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[User Picture]From: hazeleyedfae
2007-05-29 02:59 pm (UTC)
I love and hate you! (loves to read)

You got a good deal there.

Guess what I found at a bookstore for around a dollar a bit ago? On a Pale Horse, by Piers Anthony. Now I love the Immortal series. :)

Good find!
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[User Picture]From: yagathai
2007-05-29 03:38 pm (UTC)

Meet the author

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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2007-05-29 10:07 pm (UTC)

Re: Meet the author

i could have drawn this from my own mind after page seven.
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[User Picture]From: hennepin
2007-05-29 03:39 pm (UTC)
I like how it says: "For Young Americans"... just so there's no mistake!
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[User Picture]From: gritsnyc
2007-05-29 05:43 pm (UTC)
What a find! Someday, I will have space enough to peruse thrift stores for such collections. In the meantime, I will remain very jealous.
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[User Picture]From: silveringridd
2007-05-29 06:10 pm (UTC)
oh man, those covers and the inside art. amazing. i collect old books like that...not necessarily children's, but old school books with kick ass old hard covers.

there is nothing like finding something incredibly awesome at the thrift store.
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[User Picture]From: tripleransom
2007-05-29 06:24 pm (UTC)
OMG! What a great find!

I recently managed to (almost) complete my collection of Tod Moran stories--alas, not at thrift shop prices, though. I love stuff like this.
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[User Picture]From: _antipathy_
2007-05-29 08:09 pm (UTC)
33 books for $5! What a find. I love Second Mile.
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[User Picture]From: fivecats
2007-05-29 08:28 pm (UTC)
That is just too cool.

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[User Picture]From: morsobscena
2007-05-29 08:54 pm (UTC)
rad
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[User Picture]From: drag0nette
2007-05-30 05:12 am (UTC)
OMG that's 15cents each!
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