Second hand heaven!


Saturday, on the way up to my son’s, I stopped at Kihi Kihi, a small village about half an hour north of where I live. There is a large second hand bookstore there that I am always intending to visit, but because I usually go through there at silly o’clock in the morning before anything is open, and return at late o’clock, long after they’ve closed, I have never been able to. But on Saturday, I travelled at a civilised time and stopped in. I thought I had bought 16 books, but it was actually 18 for $60.00, and I got a free book bag with them. A lovely sea blue one with little white stars. And after I left, I kept thinking, ‘Oh! I forgot to look for this author, and that author…’ So I can see that I am going to have to make a return trip some time soon.

But in the meantime, I am all set up for my winter reads. My bookshelves are overflowing…may have to knock a wall out and put up more shelving! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“šโ˜•๐Ÿช

Happy reading my friends.

Author: sandysbookaday

I love good quality chocolate. I love the ocean and love to be in, on or beside it. I read any and every where. I am a proud mum and Nana. I like wine, gin, Southern Comfort, a cold Heineken on a hot day. I am very versatile like that. I cross stitch, do jigsaws, garden, and work on a farm. I am an occasional scribbled. I have far too many books I want to read to ever find the time to die. I am an active member of Goodreads as Sandy *the world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* and review on Amazon under the name Sandyj21. My Goodreads reviews are automatically linked to my Facebook page. Groups I belong to and participate in on Goodreads include: The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group; Mysteries and Crime Thrillers; Psychological Thrillers; Reading for Pleasure; Crime Detective Mystery Thrillers; English Mysteries; Dead Good Crime; Kindle English Mystery, All About Books and NZ Readers. April 2016 I made the Top 1% of Goodreads reviewers (As follows) Hello Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*, In our community of readers, you stand out in a notable way: You're one of the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! With every rave and every pan, with every excited GIF and every critical assessment, you've helped the Goodreads community get closer to a very important milestone โ€“ the 50 Million Reviews mark!

11 thoughts on “Second hand heaven!”

  1. How lovely! The used bookstore I like is partially closed still. You can call and see if they have particular titles, they call back and arrange over the phone payment and curbside pickup. Its just not the same as browsing in person. Probably save me money though!

    I’m just into the Vera series now and I have heard good things about Louise Penny, havent read her work yet. I’ve only read Nicci French’s Frieda Klein series, liked that all n.v the way through.

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    1. So glad you are enjoying Vera, Tina. I haven’t read all the Freida Klein series, but have liked the ones that I have read. I have read a lot of her other books and I unreservedly recommend them. Louise Penny is wonderful. Her characters are really well depicted and realistic. I hope you will give her a try. โค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“šโ˜•๐Ÿช


  2. Wow, wonderful haul Sandy. I do love used books stores and book sales for charity. I have actually had a couple of friends come over during the isolation period and peruse my shelves like the library. Of course they have to return them as I haven’t read them yet. It looks like you got some wonderful books here, especially some of the series you enjoy. I need to read more of Louise Penny’s books, I have only read a couple. Enjoy all of these books. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜„

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  3. Yessssss!!!! Lovely haul Sandy! I can almost see you in the mirror but something seems to be making your image blurry!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Okay so I keep a list in my purse of authors and books I’m looking for so I won’t be distracted when I go browsing!โ˜•๐Ÿ“šโ˜”๐Ÿ™‹๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’œ

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