Monday, April 21, 2014

The Berry Patch

 Kemmer came for a visit this weekend. While Carrie was at work on Saturday we went out and hit some flea markets. Kemmer got a book. I got four books, three postcards, a toy mail truck, and some DVDs. Sunday the three of us went out to look at a couple of places we thought Kemmer might like to buy and live at, mostly as an excuse to go driving around and exploring. We found a yardsale where I picked up more books! Nine of them.

 I'd been eying this Circus Boy book for a while, first noting it last year, but the vendor was asking way too much for my wallet. It was still there the next time we stopped by and he still wanted a lot. It is because the TV show Circus Boy starred a young Micky Dolenz of The Monkees fame. I didn't ask about it the next couple of times, then did, then didn't. He finally offered it at $5.00 this visit.

 I kinda like some of the James Bond movies, though not to the extent I did when younger. I don't think I've ever read any of the actual books though. At used bookstores they tend to get higher prices or quickly snatched up, so I was pleased to find these at a yard sale. At fifty cents each I was going to take a chance on all of them. But when I picked them up I noticed water damage and some mildew. Carrie said they were salvageable, and the price was dropped. I paid only a buck for the bunch.

 The Postmaster was two dollars, but as my email address is Postmaster Keith and my blog ID is Postmaster, I couldn't resist. It's next in line to be read, but I'm not sure how much I will actually be able to get through. It does have some interior illustrations too.

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