Literature Text Books

@SomeCowgirl (32271)
United States
September 10, 2010 8:13pm CST
My husband and I have gone to a thrift store and found text books, or reader's digest books. I've considered getting one or two of them but am too lazy to read through and see if any of the stories would catch my attention. I think that has to be the nicest deal of all, I mean if you can find a literature book because it's like getting sometimes one hundred stories or poems and facts about authors for a very good price. I think if I were to ever find some of my old high school text books I'd pick it up, for reminiscing but also for reading because I enjoyed some of the stories in them. Do you ever pick up text books or reader's digest books? Do you do so for your kids?
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
11 Sep 10
i love getting books at thrift stores (I like getting clothes there too!) and have often picked up books like that.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I've picked up maybe one or two books without realizing there were more stories in them. It's the paper back books that look like it could just be one big book though, but hey it's an added bonus. I read the back of the book before but if I get bored halfway through and think I'll like it I get it. Clothes, are you kidding me? They have some awesome clothes at thrift stores sometimes. Today I saw a jean jacket with hearts and X's and maybe O's as well. It was glitter glued on, or whatever it's called. It actually makes me want to go get an old shirt or jacket from good will and some glitter glue just to have fun and make my own design.
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• United States
11 Sep 10
Books from the Thrift Store are awesome! I have got books for like 50 cents! I also get the newest magazines for 15 cent! You cant beat that!!!
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I am not sure if the magazines at the one we go to are the newest or not, i just "glance".
• United States
11 Sep 10
I love to read and although very easy to do so online there is something about picking up a printed book and enjoying. I have a salvation army down the street which I say all the time I am going to see if anything interests me. So thanks dear I will be going sometime tomorrow and checking out the books. I did not know that they would be that cheap and some reading would do me well to get my mind off online if at least an hour a day. Big hugs to you!
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I am trying to remember the exact prices of the Salvation Army books here, though the store is closing down so everything is pretty much fifty percent off. Hmm.. it was cheaper then goodwill though, and if it's just down the street from you I say go for it, but be prepared as I am sure you'll find some great stuff, we sure did everytime we went.
@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Sep 10
My grandmother got Reader's Digest magazines for so long they gave her a free subscription for life! The condensed books are great IF you like older books. They are popular books and good reading. You could actually read them quicker than the actual books because they are CONDENSED.
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
12 Sep 10
I do not like condensed books. I am not sure if the reader's digest books I saw were condensed, they look to thick with two few titles to be. I do like older books though, I actually am sad to see Salvation Army go because I could find older titles there, however I suppose I will just have to do some research and find some cheap books online that are older titles.
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@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Sep 10
Reader's Digest does do the condensed books. They usually have three books in each volume. I don't like them that much either but have read afew. Sometimes I come across a story that sounds good and just go for it.
@GardenGerty (96643)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Sep 10
MY kids are older than you are, but yes, whenever I got a chance, I picked up old text books. I even have my older sister's old text books from the year she went to college as well as my own. I have books for Title I reading from elementary schools that I pick up from sales. We never are without something to read at my house.
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
11 Sep 10
When I was in middle school the school I went to was going to reopen as a LEAP school. So the books were given to us. I brought a bunch back but I really don't know what happened to them. I know it sounds a bit silly but I am interested in older books, even older text books. It's like actually seeing what my family before me learned.
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Sep 10
Nope and nope. I do buy classics from Barnes and Noble and such. My mom used to have a lot of the Reader's Digest condensed books. I'd rather read the uncondensed version though.