MUSING MONDAYS | Thrift Shop Finds

As you can already tell, I am in the process of collecting all Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books that I can get my hands on. I’ve been scouring used bookstores and thrift shops for great deals. I’ve gotten a lot of titles from the One Dollar Bookstore and will keep going back to that haven from time to time.

But what’s better than a $1 book? Well, finding a thrift store that has them for 75 cents! One of the thrift stores near me was having a book sale: 75 cents for hard covers and 25 cents for paperbacks. You don’t have to tell me twice. 😉


Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
* I’m currently reading…
* Up next I think I’ll read…
* I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
* I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
* I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
* I can’t wait to get a copy of…
* I wish I could read ___, but…
* I blogged about ____ this past week…

I should have a check list of all the titles that I have. I have the recent acquisitions on my Instagram but I should make one full list.

Guys, I’ve found my new favorite word: CHUMS. I mean, do you still use that word to refer to your friends? The first time I encountered that on the page, I had to stop and actually say the line out loud. And it sounded ridiculous as it looked on paper. But I love it. CHUMS!!!

Mind you, these were back-to-back trips to the same thrift shop. I pass by it on my way home from work. But they close early on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. They close at 6pm on Thursdays that’s why I was able to drop by. This one’s the Friday haul. The ND/HB books were from the same children’s section. How I missed them on Thursday, beats me. The Nancy Drew one is a limited edition even. And it’s the FIRST ONE in the series!

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of life. I have multiple copies. I picked up this one because it was dated “14 November 1967”. My parents would’ve been 5 years old. I also picked up The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King but I didn’t include it in the photo. I remember one of my cousins lending me his copy in exchange for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I remember loving it so I picked one up. This book always reminded me of him.

For this week’s random question: Have you read – or do you plan to read – the Shannara Chronicles by Terri Brooks? Have you been watching the new TV series based off the books? If so, what do you think?

My goodness, I don’t need to start another series. So probably not. As for the TV series, Manu BennettJed Brophy, and John Rhys-Davies are there and my Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit heart is screaming for joy. I might check it out. I do like shows in this genre.


6 thoughts on “MUSING MONDAYS | Thrift Shop Finds

    • Interesting. I think that if I try to use it, people will look at me funny. XD These books started me off on this bookish journey. My mom got me on to them and will definitely introduce it too to my future child.

      “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon” is an interesting read. There’s only one character and she goes through so much. I read that when I was closer to her age in the book and it was really scary for me.


  1. Just seeing your instagram pictures of Nancy Drew/Hardy Boy books makes me so happy! Ughh I love those books so much. I eventually want to collect them all as well. I seriously wish there was a Dollar Bookstore around where live. 😀



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