Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mailbox Monday for 2/22/2010


Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page

I'm going to say right up front, that this last week I went a little crazy on the books and DVDs.  I know have too many books on my TBR pile and more movies/television shows on DVD to watch than I have time to get to.  Because of that, I am going on a two month buying freeze, the only books I will buy will be dollar books from The Dollar Tree or The Friends of the Library Book Store.  All other purchases, books or movies, will be froze until 5/1/2010.




I was at fye the other day and I found all 3 seasons of Wonder Woman on DVD for $9.99 each.  I had to get them and I can't wait to get started on them.



From a trip to Target, I picked up the new 2 disc edition of Snow White and when I saw Poltergeist for $5 I had to get that as well.  For those of you who didn't know, Zelda Rubinstein who played Tangina, passed a way a week or so ago.  I loved her in Teen Witch as well and when I find that one, I will have to pick it up.


The same night I was at Target, I had to run over to Wal-Mart and naturally I check out the bargain DVDs every time I'm there and when I found this, a 2 disc edition of Mannequin and Mannequin 2: On The Move for only $5 I let out a little squeal, which nobody else heard, and it went into the cart.





For those of you doubting that I actually got ahold of some books this last week, here is the first batch.  I walked into Barnes & Noble to pick up The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Chrsitie which is the next book in my Agatha Christie self challenge and I ended up picking up 3 bargain books in the process; a trade paperback of Light Before Day by Christopher Rice and hardcovers of Blind Fall by Christopher Rice and The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.




A trip to the flea market, this afternoon actually, landed me these three books.  I found a beaten up paperback of The Sentinel by Jeffrey Konvitz, and when I say beaten up it really is.  See that scary looking guy in the middle of the white circle?  I'm missing that title page that has that on it, so when I look into the circle I see yellowing paper with words on it.  I've never read the book, and can never find it so when I saw it for $1 I had to even if I only read it once.  I also picked up Clan Novel: Tremere by Eric Griffin for $2 (GOOD shape) which is the 12 book in a series of 13, and a series I'm trying to find all the books for.  Then I found a hardcover of Leap of Faith by Queen Noor is top notch condition for $3 and since I admire her quite a bit I had to get that one as well.



Earlier in the week I stopped in a used book store and found two more of those Clan Novel books and since I still had credit there I was able to get them both for $3.  Clan Novel: Malkavian by Stewart Wieck is the 9th book in the series and Clan Novel: Nosferatu by Gherbod Fleming is the 13th book in the series.


I got a ARC of Watermark by Vanitha Sankarah for a TLC Blog Tour and just skimming through it, I'm really looking forward to it.



Last week Best Buy had a great sale and I picked up season 1 of Fringe and season 4 of Supernatural for $9.99 each.


And last but not least, I picked up The Graving Dock by Gabriel Cohen from The Dollar Tree.  Since I'm on a mystery kick right now, I thought this one would be a good addition.

18 comments:

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Wow! What a mailbox! I don't think I have Blind Fall yet by Rice...I have his others...I need to get it. That Sentinel book, my mom had that when I was a kid. It used to creep me out! Did you ever see the movie? It was pretty scary and really creepy too. I'm going to read Thirteenth Tale this year for a challenge. I've had it for awhile and finally getting around to it. It sounds like a good one. Fringe is one of my fave shows...it's the closest thing I've found to the X-Files, which I loved. Good luck on your buying freeze!

Zia said...

Yay Wonder Woman! I loved her when I was little. I even had the underoos (think they were called that).

Loved the Thirteenth Tale. I read it and then listened to it. The Christopher Rice ones looks interesting.

I love Mannequin and Poltergeist.

Love the cover of Watermark.

I sure understand the book buying ban. I really need to do that. After adding 200 books to Goodreads I realized I have an incredibly large TBR pile.

The1stdaughter said...

Wow! You got some great deals! My favorite show has to be, without any doubt, Fringe. I have the season, but I can tell you I didn't pay $10 for it! And Watermark looks so interesting. Great haul this week!

pussreboots said...

I like The Sentinel book and film. I saw the film first ages ago. Scared the beejebers out of me. Can't say the book did the same but I still enjoyed it. This week I received one book.

Wrighty said...

What a week!! You sure know how to find a bargain too! Enjoy your goodies and your break. You'll have time to catch up now! :)

Mary said...

Great finds! I'm intrigued by Queen Noor. Enjoy all your viewing and reading.

bermudaonion said...

Wow, you did go on a shopping spree! It looks like you found some great deals, though. The Queen Noor book looks interesting to me, too.

Jan von Harz said...

I am a big fan of Fringe. Your were a very busy shopper this week and got some great buys.

Booksnyc said...

Leap of Faith is on my TBR too! I have it on the shelf for awhile and keep meaning to get to it.

enjoy your books!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

You had a great week! Leap of Faith looks very interesting! Enjoy all your bargains!

robsad79 said...

Oooh Supernatural. That is one of my all time fave shows...

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

You went on quite a shopping spree, my dear. I would have squealed too if I saw the Mannequin double disc! Andrew McCarthey can do no wrong.

I've only read Christopher Rice's first book and thought it was pretty good. And I am so glad you got ZThe 13th Tale. it is one of my favorites!

have fun! good luck with the whole not splurging until May!

Take care,
Michelle

carolsnotebook said...

Wow, that's quite a list. Enjoy all the books and shows.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

LOL! Ryan, you really did have a great spending week, huh...

I keep saying I have more books here to read then I like having. I like having to go find and buy books. But I have a nice stack here and I have more winnings still coming in. I have made myself promise to not buy any books for a little while, and I have to stop entering in contests. lol. Then I find myself entering more contests. I know I stand a good chance of not winning, but I feel like I am not doing right with having all these books here waiting for me to read.

Oh well, they will get read!

Beth said...

Ooh! Loved Kim Catrall in Mannequin!! I'm going to have to see if my Target has it! Thanks for the heads up!

And the Thirteenth Tale - fabulous!

StephanieD said...

Gee, did you do a little shopping this week, Ryan?

Watermark looks really good - jealous!

ninefly said...

I'm quite amused by the wonder woman DVDs lol
the Clan Novel series looks pretty interesting (I like the slightly grotesque covers =D)
Supernatural, *sighs* I wish the quality from s1-2 could have carried over to this season (5) =X

Jen - devourer of books said...

I'm reading WATERMARK for TLC too, but I haven't thumbed through it at all, glad to know it looks good! THE THIRTEENTH TALE is a great book for booklovers, enjoy!