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Bargain. That is the word that leads us into the next part of this post, which is about the weekly meme over at Mrs. Baja Greenawalt's Book Blog: Bargain Book Bonanza. I bought the two books below as great bargains, and am going to tell you a bit about them.
First, though, I want to thank JMJ over at Shredded Cheddar for giving me a shout out on her blog. About a month ago, I was featuring some books that I bought for a steal at St. Vinnies in Mayberry. It was 1/2 off day. I got a bunch of The Babysitter's Club books for .25 each. JMJ is a tutor and she was rejoicing at my good deal, so I sent her some of those books to share with her students. JMJ is also participating in this week's BBB linky party today. Please CLICK HERE to visit Shredded Cheddar.
Okay, now on to my bargain book reviews:
I always enjoy reading Maeve Binchy books. This is the 13th one that I have read over the years, and I've read several of them more than once. They are set in Ireland; past and current. The characters blend into other books, but not in a series sort of a way.
I had just finished reading Toni Morrison's "Beloved" when I picked up this book. "Beloved" is excellent, but it is heavy and I still don't understand it all. No modern day ghost t.v. shows have dealt with what happened in that book, and it confuses me a bit. So, needless to say, I was ready for a light, enjoyable read ... and that is what I got with Heart and Soul.
Maeve Binchy has a lot of characters in her books too. The heroine of this book is single mother Dr. Clara Casey, who sets up and develops a healthy heart center at the hospital where she works. So many areas of life are touched upon in this book mainly dealing with relationships between generations.
I recommend this book and all of her other books. They are a nice escape from everyday life and have happy endings.
This post is a Blue Monday post, so when you are all through here at Oregon Gifts, please visit Sally and others for lots of neat blue things by CLICKING HERE.
This is also a Bargain Book Bonanza post too, so when you are all done here, please head on over to visit Lesa, Leslie, DeLynne and Tracy over there, by CLICKING HERE.
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