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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Which One Of These Paperbacks Is *Really* Worth $1.99?

Posted by on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:10 PM

For sale at a Salvation Army Thrift Store, in a frigid and tiny town in Northern Michigan...

  • Kelly O


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rtm 1
Small Vices FTW!
Posted by rtm on January 8, 2014 at 1:18 PM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 2
happy birfday lady !
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on January 8, 2014 at 1:23 PM · Report this
Clearly, it's "Am I Going to Heaven?" by Sister Mary Rose McGrady.

Spoiler alert: No, you're not.
Posted by MLM on January 8, 2014 at 1:26 PM · Report this
I nominate "1000 Best Baby Bargains". It's a reference-type book that you might want at your fingertips over a period of time. The rest you can check out from the library and return after reading.
Posted by chi_type on January 8, 2014 at 1:33 PM · Report this
seatackled 5
Am I Going to Heaven, because it would be a bargain at $1.99 to know.
Posted by seatackled on January 8, 2014 at 1:35 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 6
Killer Robot Eyes, they're watching you, watching your every move ...
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 8, 2014 at 2:06 PM · Report this
Fnarf 7
"The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter" is the clear winner here. It's the autobiography of a (white) ANC member who was blown up by the South African security forces but survived to serve on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Foreword by Desmond Tutu. Sounds pretty great.
Posted by Fnarf on January 8, 2014 at 2:12 PM · Report this
leek 8
Also, John Bellairs books are pretty great. The early ones had me extremely terrified as a child.
Posted by leek on January 8, 2014 at 2:51 PM · Report this
Cracker Jack 9
Definitely the Parker. Spenser cannot be cheapened, even for $1.99.
Posted by Cracker Jack on January 8, 2014 at 3:01 PM · Report this
A Child Called It....very disturbing but a good read
Posted by moonme on January 8, 2014 at 3:01 PM · Report this
If the baby bargain book doesn't tell me how to oick up a baby cheap, it's not worth $1.99.
Posted by BornAgainInBellevue on January 8, 2014 at 3:03 PM · Report this
The Eyes of the Killer Robots or Secret Under the Sea - both great kid books ... and Bellairs kept writing award winning books for kids.
Posted by fmk on January 8, 2014 at 3:37 PM · Report this
"A Child Called It" is a story I'll never forget. I do not wish to read it again, however.
Posted by wxPDX on January 8, 2014 at 3:45 PM · Report this
The Eyes of the Killer Robot is definitely worth $2. But don't pay the Salvation Army a penny.

I grew up with the Bellairs books with Gorey illustrations. GLORIOUS.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on January 8, 2014 at 3:52 PM · Report this
Alicia 15
Another vote for Bellairs -- I need to reread some of those myself.
Posted by Alicia on January 8, 2014 at 3:53 PM · Report this
disintegrator 16
L. Dean James is a hilarious nom de plume.
Posted by disintegrator on January 8, 2014 at 5:12 PM · Report this
You'd be a fool to pass up A Child Called It.
Posted by treehugger on January 8, 2014 at 10:23 PM · Report this
Hello?? Nobody's going for PREGNANCY SUCKS? Come on, it's funny cuz it's TRUE!
Posted by Totalpukoid on January 9, 2014 at 1:10 AM · Report this
vicvicvictorious 19
Which ever one you found under the pew at Pony. Prime DNA samples!
Posted by vicvicvictorious on January 9, 2014 at 7:03 AM · Report this

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