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.

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    • 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!

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  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.

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    • 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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