Thursday, September 1, 2011

Other Bargains I: This counts, right?

As of today, Boarder's liquidation sale is down to 60-80% off. And, by the looks of thing, this is as low as it's gonna go. So Morrie and I decided to pay our local branch of the failed bookstore a visit to pick up what we could for cheap.

Again, I figure things like this can be posted here, since Garage Sales won't start up again until late next May anyway.

Here's what we got:


My stuff is on the right, hers is on the left.

Here's a closer look at my stuff:


The Wrath of the Lich King Atlas is the kind of thing that I always think would be really cool to own, but never buy because of how expensive they are. Since that wasn't a problem today, I grabbed it, and very much look forward to using some of the town maps for D&D games.

"The Qutable Hitchens" is not my first choice. I always say of quotes that they are what people read when they want to feel smart. Still, I can't deny that it's fun, and since God is Not Great wasn't there, I figured I'd go with this.

"City Under the Sand" is a book set in the Dark Sun world, which is a favorite of my friend Jeremy. I think he'll enjoy it.

"Nagash the Unbroken" is a book I foolishly judged by the cover. I mean, I love undead, and there's a guy raising zombies on this thing. It wasn't until after I purchased it that I saw on the back that it is book 2 of 3. Oh well, I'll read it, and decide if I want to get books 1 and 3!

The Worldwound Gambit is a piece of fiction based on the Pathfinder role playing game. I've had a lot of fun with books based on D&D in the past, so I figured I'd give my new fantasy RP system a chance to wow me!

On the far right are three Star Wars books, which I love dearly and collect as a hobby. I've already read these three, but I didn't have any of them, and certainly not in hardback!

All told, I spent $55.09 after tax. Not too shabby!

I want to apologize about the picture of Morrie's books. I don't know why it ended up blurry, and as I write this I've already got all the books put away, so I'm just going to stick with this photo.


I don't have too much to say about the books she chose, but here's a list:

"The Shape of Things to Come" by H.G. Wells
Churchill Defiant
Three Cups of Tea
One Piece issues 51, 55, and 56 (I made sure to point her to this as soon as we got into the store, as I figured she'd be interested.)
"The Moral Landscape"


"Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne." This is the series of comics where pictures like this originate:

When Morrie was looking at it, I told her if she didn't buy it, I would.

Morrie spent a total of $63.81

Ya know...from our book selection, Morrie comes off as far more the intellectual of the two of us. I'm starting to regret the 3 books I put back on the shelf to save money, as they would have balanced things out between us a bit >.>

Oh well.