Thrifty Thursdays: Tag Sale FindsMay 07, 2015
Happy Thursday, y'all! Today's my Friday because I worked more than 10 hours last Sunday (the life of a developmental researcher) AND my boyfriend's mom comes into town tonight. It's party time.*
Speaking of Thursday, I want to share my first ever foray into Thrifty Thursdays, a weekly book meme started by Sal over at Motion Sick Lit. (He's pretty cool—check him out!) Sal's rules for the feature are as follows:
All right, so I'm breaking two of his rules (or preferences) right off the bat. The book I'm talking about today was not found in a book or thrift store and it isn't a particularly weird one, unless you consider systemic racism and religion weird (which, like, fair enough).
I stumbled across a paperback copy of Go Tell It on the Mountain at a neighborhood tag sale a few weeks back. My boyfriend and I were on a walk when we noticed a handwritten sign advertising the sale and decided to check it out. When we arrived, we were surprised to find it was hosted by none other than a few of our favorite bartenders from a bar/restaurant we frequent downtown. One of the bartenders was moving to France and getting rid of his things, which just happened to include a smattering of awesome books. I picked up The Fire Next Time (because it's important and amazing) and Go Tell It on the Mountain, and my boyfriend grabbed The Female Gaze: Women as Viewers of Popular Culture (because he's also amazing).
All told, we spent $9 on three books, bringing my total for Go Tell It on the Mountain to a paltry $3. A classic, semi-autobiographical novel about the role of the church in black American identity, all for less than the cost of a latte? I'll take it. Also, it comes with the added bonus of being one of my Classics Club reads!
Have you made any particularly awesome or strange (and cheap!) book buys in the last week or so? Be sure to write about it and link up over at Motion Sick Lit! Thanks again to Sal for hosting this awesomeness.
*And, by party time, I mean reading books, drinking tea, and probably discussing feminism. His family is the best.