Okay, I've embellished a bit. The top and bottom book were not purchased at the current book sale. The second to last book - Children of Wrath - is actually a book I snagged from a giveaway from LibraryThing, where I also snagged three e-books - Ministry of Morgasm (Richard Buzzell), The New Death and Others (James Hutchings), and Dirty Little Angels (Chris Tusa).
After missing work yesterday, I walked in to see that the Friends of the Library book sale table was set up this morning. A day wasted on reading and back pain could've been used on perusing these orphaned windows. Unlike like the last time - which only amounted to purchasing one book, Tuck Everlasting - the table held more promise in the form of Joyce Carol Oates' Foxfire, Borders by Pat Mora, a children's book by Ursula K. Le Guin - Catwings - and Che Guevara's Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War.
As for The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl, well, that was just a library gift shop fine. The week that I saw it, I told Lee - the gift shop runner - that if the book was there the following Monday after work, I'd buy it. It just so happened that the book gods wanted me to have it.
Total price for these beauties? $6
Remember to shop smart and keep on huntin'.