Book Sale (Day 2) – Much Better!

I convinced my fiance to take me back to the book sale today. I didn’t bring my reusable bag, because I figured that would just encourage me to pick up more books. And after all, all I was really going back for was to look for Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon and Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop. Well, I didn’t need encouraging. I came home with a whole box. In addition to the big bag I got on Saturday. I have officially broken my book sale “record” for how much I spent.

The good news: I found Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop, thus completing the series. I can sleep better at night, knowing I have the complete series when the time comes to read it. My mother has yoinked it for now.

The bad news: I didn’t find Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, so no (almost) complete Outlander set for me… yet. This is minor, though, as I am still a few books behind.

The really good news (and some backstory): My mom found a book eons ago at a garage sale called The Book of Paradox by Louise Cooper. It sat on the bookshelf alone, unloved, and collecting dust for many years. One day I decided to read it. Just for fun.

I don’t play favorites with books, and when I am asked what my favorite book is, I tend to nervously change the subject. Or I stare off into space, pretending the question doesn’t exist. But, if someone were to hold a gun to my head and demand to know my favorite book (hey, it COULD happen), it would be The Book of Paradox by Louise Cooper. I am long overdue for a re-read of it, and when I do I promise to post a review here.

While searching for the second book in the Anne Bishop series, I stumbled across a book by Louise Cooper. It was the first one in her Indigo series. I let out a cry of exultation that I am sure startled the old men browsing the military section behind me. A quick survey found me all seven books in the series. Except one. OF COURSE. So I am missing book 5 of the Indigo series by Louise Cooper. It is called Troika. I searched. Everywhere. The killer thing? I KNOW it is there, I just couldn’t see it. The other killer thing? I have NEVER seen this author before at the book sale, or at book stores. Ever. And now I have an incomplete series and I will be forever looking for book 5 for a reasonable price. *headdesk*

So, those were my book sale adventures. Now I present you with…

THE LIST: (April 25 edition)

Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer
Acorna by Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball
Nemesis by Louise Cooper
Inferno by Louise Cooper
Infanta by Louise Cooper
Nocturne by Louise Cooper
Troika by Louise Cooper (if only)
Avatar by Louise Cooper
Revenant by Louise Cooper
Galveston by Sean Stewart
Monster by A. Lee Martinez
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop
Changeling by Roger Zelazny
The Secret Life of Laszlo, Count Dracula by Roderick Anscombe
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
Clash of the Titans by Alan Dean Foster
The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory
Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The Great Tree of Avalon by T.A. Barron (Edit: I didn’t see, this is actually book 3 in the series, called The Eternal Flame. Boo.)
The Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
The Mountain’s Call by Caitlin Brennan
Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Last of the Renshai by Mickey Zucker Reichert
Sinner by Sara Douglass
Pilgrim by Sara Douglass
Crusader by Sara Douglass
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Hidden Queen by Alma Alexander
Acacia by David Anthony Durham
Bring Me The Head of Prince Charming by Roger Zelazny and Robert Sheckley
The Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik
Black Powder War by Naomi Novik
The Fall of Atlantis by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
Thorn: An Immortal Tale by Frances Gordon
Arthas, Rise of the Lich King by Christie Golden (Yes, I am a WoW nerd, why do you ask?)

Today’s total: 36 books.
Last week’s total: 21 books.
Grand total: 57 books.

I am not going to lie. I would like to spread all these books out and roll around in them. But I might bend the pages.
I would also really really REALLY like to go back and hunt for Troika. Because it will irk me to NO END to know I have all but ONE book in the series.


Have you read any of the above books? Were they good? Anything I should have left behind? All (respectful) opinions welcome!


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