Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books and is being hosted all this month by Alyce of At Home With Books.
On Barnes & Noble's website, they had a whole bunch of hardcovers on sale for $2.99 each, plus shipping and handling. I ended up buying The Sword of the Lady by S.M. Stirling, The Birthing House by Christopher Ransom, The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett, and The Seance by John Harwood. The first is part of a continuing series I've been reading. The rest are all books I've seen reviewed by other bloggers, so I'm really excited for all of them.
On a trip to a local used bookstore, I picked up 4 paperbacks and 1 hardcover. None of which is what I was looking for. I was looking for more Mary Roberts Rinehart books, but they didn't have anything I didn't already own. So I picked up paperbacks of Brat Farrar and The Franchise Affair, both by Josephine Tey. I also got two other paperbacks of The Casino Murder Case and The Kennel Murder Case, both by S.S. Van Dine. I also picked up a hardcover of The Midnight Mayor by Kate Griffin. After reading a mystery last year that featured Josephine Tey as a character, I've been wanting to read some of her books. I've seen the movie version of The Kennel Murder case with William Powell, so I've been wanting to read the Philo Vance books. The Midnight Mayor is the second book in a series, the first of which I think I read/review in 2010.
Wal-Mart has the first 7 Harry Potter movies on sale for $3.96 each. I got two of them for Christmas and when I was in there the other day, I saw they had been restocked in the others. So I picked up Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, and Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. That means I own the first seven, the last of which I haven't seen yet. Know I just need to buy and watch the 8th movie and I'll be all caught up.
I made a quick stop into the flea market today and while I was shopping around for records for my roommate, I found two for myself. I got Julie Is Her Name and Whatever Julie Wants, both of them by Julie London. I've never heard her music on vinyl before, so I'm really excited for these. Both of them together, I only paid $3.