Yay book sales!

I adore university book sales. I used to go to the one at McGill when I lived in Montreal. When I was a student I worked at it one year. It rocked. I'm very happy that the University of Toronto has a similar sale. I got some goodies today. :) Best part was I was cleaning out my post-wisdom-teeth-surgery bag I discovered $40 (hey, I was high most of the time I was using that bag so it's no wonder I forgot about it). I spent $43 therefore most of the books I got today I consider to be FREE! Yay!

What did I buy???

  • Frontline Feminism: Woman, War & Resistance edited by Marguerite R Waller & Jennifer Rycenga - This book seems reallly familiar to me. I think I might have used it for a term paper at some point.

  • The Siren Years: A Canadian Diplomat Abroad 1937-1945 by Charles Ritchie (a GG award winner 1974)

  • Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery - A hardcover 1963 Ryerson Press edition. I own(ed?) a *much* older cloth bound edition but I have no clue where it is. I think it may still be back in PEI. Or it was one of the books my mother put in the Christmas package last year that Canada Post lost. *grumble*

  • We Walked Very Warily: A History of Women at McGill by Margaret Gillett - A book I've sort of wanted for awhile but outside of the McGill bookstore (well, and downtown Montreal) it can be difficult to find. I'm happy to have found it secondhand but could live without the inscription written inside. Oh well.

  • Homemakers Handbook by Dorothy Myerson - A 1939 Garden City Publishing book that is "an economical standard practice manual for the cook and housekeeper". It includes things like general household management (with or without help), Laundry Methods, Special House Problems, and of course Recipes. It's a 566 page cloth bound book and a steal at $3.

  • The Writing of English by W.T. Brewster - A 1918 Henry Holt & Co. Home University Library Publication. Slightly damanged (loose binding). Perhaps a good time to mention I'm a sucker for books published circa 1913-1933.

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - I've never read this but it's more than past time for it. I got a 1974 Penguin English Library edition.

  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - Pretty much the same as above but a Houghton Mifflin Riverside Edition from 1956 that had the original Dalhousie University Bookstore price tag on it. It sold for $1.30 back in the day.

  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen - I started this on a train once but then opted to take a lot of gravol and sleep (it was a 20 hour overnight economy class train ride - you probably would have done the same thing). A Penguin Classic edition that I'd said is more than a few years old as it sold for the canadian price of $3.95.

  • The Odd Women by George Gissing - This was one of my Summer Reading Challenge selections. So yes, I've already read it but it can be sort of hard to track down. I don't know if I'll ever really want to read it again but hey, I'll have the option.

  • Villette by Charlotte Bronte - One of you mentioned it recently. I got a 1979 Penguin English Classics edition.

  • House in Dormer Forest by Mary Webb - I know nothing about this book. It's a cloth bound Jonathan Pape 1929 reprint.

  • Waiting and Winning: A story of the battle of life by ??? I can't seem to find an author listed on it. But the book was published by T. Nelson & Sons in 1902.

  • The Glass Menageri by Tennessee Williams - I was supposed to read a couple of plays this summer. So why not?

  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller - Same as above. I probably would have rathered the Crucible because I haven't read it before but I didn't see any copies of it. This is a hardcover Penguin edition and looks like it could have been used in a classroom.

  • Vanity Fair by William Thackery - I thought it would make for a good Chunkster Challenge book if I decided to do it.


Not a bad haul. Now the only question is where the heck am I going to put all of them?