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Recent Purchases

About a week ago I managed to get in on Dunn and Powell Books latest sale. About 25% of the list was 30% off, the rest of 50% off.

I ordered 6 books. One was not available. James Lee Burke's In the Electric Mist of Confederate Dead. They wanted $10 for it and at 50% off it is a great deal. Even at $10 it was a great deal, so not real surprised that it was gone. I wished that D&P updated the list , but minor quibble.

The books showed up today. Nothing like a package on the porch when you come home from work.

So...... The Dry White Tear by Stephen F. Wilcox. Some bumps to the DJ that I wish were not there cuz I know I could probably get a better copy else where for not much more but I'm ok with it

Next, The Dark Room by Minette Walters. Black DJ means any scuffs come through like it was dragged on ground by your two year old. Again cheap so no biggie there.

I got Pacific Beat by T. Jefferson Parker and The Horse Latitudes by Robert Ferrigno. Pacific Beat has a previous owners book plate in it. Nothing says I love books by pasting a ridiculous book plate in it. Both titles are early for these authors so I am glad to have them. And again they were cheap.

The last book is a another Minette Walters'. The Scold's Bridle is her third book and it was one that I did not like very much. So why did I buy it? You clearly do not know me.

The book was described as 'fine'. It is not. According to the D&P website 'fine' is described as approaching new lacking some crispness The DJ has a rip on the lower back fold, about 1/4 inch in length which drops it down to very good...... at best.

I'm a stickler. I can send it back, and get my five bucks returned. No big whoop. And given the size of the sale, over 2500 books, I'm sure they missed on the description of a few books. What irks me just slightly is that when they pulled the book for shipment I wish they had emailed me to say the condition was less than described. Maybe at five bucks they figured they didn't need too. I was getting a good deal anyway you looked at it. That is not a very charitable viewpoint, and in any case..... as I have said.... the book was only five bucks.

I'll slap a book cover on it and call it a day. I'll just have to remember to keep an eye on the description for future purchases.


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