Recent Acquisitions

On Saturday a friend and I decided to brave the cold, the on-and-off freezing rain, and the tall-as-us snow banks and walked to the newly opened Savers, also known as Value Village. It’s located right behind our university’s field house and soccer/football fields, and we figured we could cut through the field house. Surprise, the field house is closed on Saturdays and Sundays during the winter. We had to back track a little bit and alternate between walking in the road and on the semi-plowed sidewalks. I punched through the snow a couple of times, but the books I brought home were completely worth it.

The book selection at this particular Savers isn’t nearly as extensive as the other Savers my friend and I used to frequent, but I was able to pick up two books that my library at home does not have. While the other three are available at the library at home, I just could not pass them up as I love Bohjalian, have wanted to read Hillary Clinton’s autobiography for a while, and have heard great things about Middlesex. I spent a total of $8 for five books.


    • Glad to hear that! I kept thinking that I had heard wonderful things about Snow Flower and the Secret Fan but wasn’t too sure. The blurb on the back sounded really interesting so I figured that it was worth $1. So happy to hear that it’s worth more than that!


  1. Great price! Our local Value Village has more book choices compared to The Salvation Army and Goodwill in town. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a nice read. Saving Fish from Drowning is my least fave of Amy Tan’s but it isn’t a bad distraction.


    • I’ve found that to be true of other thrift shops in town as well. Most of them carry a large collection of romance novels but not much else. The other Savers has a whole wall full of shelves so it can be both overwhelming and rewarding to sort through their stacks.

      As for the Amy Tan book, I have read both The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter’s Daughter which I have been told are her best works so I think I am reaching the point where I’m going to have to read her “lesser” works.


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