I am a happy library user, but occasionally I want to own a book. I had decided that I wanted to own this entire series in case I wanted to read one on a cold winter's night. (I also want to keep a few books at the cabin; even though there is a very good little library in town, it keeps short, part-time hours). I was given two of the 9 books after the AAUW rummage sale last year. This thread inspired me to go online and buy the remaining 7. Oh, I am such a big spender! I paid .01 each for 4 books, and $4.12 for one 3-book set. All were used in "like new" or "very good" condition. The reason I paid $4.12 instead of a penny apiece for these books is that you must pay $3.95 shipping per book, and the 3 book set counted as one book. The total, including shipping, was $23.91.
Along these same lines, I found two classic DVDs at a yard sale for $2 each. Just so you know how old I am, they were The Guns of Navarone and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. I saw both of them in the theater when I was in high school. I'm sure some of you have seen these on TV...and you gotta admit, Liberty needed killin'.
This message has been edited by MaxineS on Aug 17, 2011 10:13 PM
Although your beautiful boy cat would drive Molly crazy, LOL.
I went online to Amazon and clicked on ValoreBooks.com. The books came from 2-3 third-party sellers. All that I bought are supposed to be used--like new or used--very good.
I got an e-mail this morning from one of the sellers that the 3-volume boxed set wasn't available, and they were refunding my money. I paid $4.12 for this one, plus $3.99 postage, but it was cheaper than buying for less individually and paying postage for each one. I went back online and found the three books in one volume (The Mitford Years) for .99 from Atlanta Book Co., plus $3.99 postage = thus reducing my cost for 7 books to $20.78.
So, a tip: buy 3 volume or 6 volume sets to save postage.
Also, I noticed there is another Mitford book I didn't know about--Cynthia and Father Tim go to Ireland. (Violet probably did, too).
I can't remember how many years they've been doing it. Blowing Rock is a nice little town. You can add in a trip to Tweetsie Ralroad while you're there.http://www.tweetsie.com/ And no visit to Blowing Rock would be complete w/o a stop at Woodlands BBQ for the food and the music:http://www.woodlandsbbq.com/
No, I only found out about it last year (or was it 2009???)
August 19 2011, 6:50 AM
Maybe if things have settled down, I might make it next year. Last time I was up there (went to Tweetsie w/ some friends and their kids, this was about 3 years ago), the town was a mess because they were adding a road right in the middle of everything. I hope they have finished!!!
If you or anyone here makes it up there, Boone is right up the road from there, too. It's nice, too. You gotta eat at the Dan'l Boone Inn if you go to Boone! Last time I went to Boone was to work in the Samaritan's Purse warehouse on the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. And you can hop on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a nice drive. Then head over to the Mast General Store in Valle Crusis.
Penny in Florida (Login Bugpugmom) The Frugalista Files
I'm reading the Mitford series!
August 19 2011, 9:39 AM
How funny that you mention them while I'm reading them too! The treasurer where I work recommended them to me, she said the church library had most of them so I checked them out. I've read books 1-6, the church didn't have #7 so I ordered it from paperbackswap. When I finish it I'll donate it to the church library.
It's good to hear the reviews of some of the other books, I wondered if they were worth my time.