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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist Got it from a little free library on the way here. Turns out I already have it so I'll just pop it into another box on the way back. 2w

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yougrowgirl Been a long time since I did a #thriftscorebooklist because I've been cutting back. But I couldn't resist the Carson McCullers because, WHOA embroidered cover and the Jim Harrison because it was only this morning that I read he had died. 2mon

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  •   ecmjoanne The Greens is totally a score. I have that one. Yum! 3mon
  •   ashadornfest Greens! One of my favorites. 3mon
  •   jessbshapiro GREENS IS AMAZING!!! 3mon
  •   possumbambi The Greens for the win! My mil gave it to me for Valentines Day in 1995:) 3mon

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yougrowgirl Last #thriftscorebooklist of 2015. 5mon
  •   pamalajane Ahhhhhh.....Doris Lessing!!!!!! I blew through all of her work about 20 years ago. Enjoy 5mon
  •   yougrowgirl @pamalajane There was another book by her called, Five. I regret not getting it. 5mon

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yougrowgirl Been ages since I did a #thriftscorebooklist Got these yesterday, although Davin chose Ready Player One. The Natural Foods Cookbook is from 1961. I'm a big fan of Dionne Brand's beautiful prose and was happy to find this book. I grabbed the writing book because it looked good and I opened it up right to a quote from Margaret Atwood, "Blank pages inspire me with terror." 5mon
  •   melamalie Ready Player One showed up in our family Christmas book box (that we share through the year). I'm looking forward to reading it. 5mon

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yougrowgirl Broke my rule about finishing a novel before starting another and started in on this at lunchtime because I couldn't resist. 3 chapters in and I'm so glad I gave in. She's such a wonderful writer and there is so much about her story and her relationship with her mother that resonates with me. A lot is different, too, but the similarities are shocking. I've underlined half of what I read! I'm so grateful to writers like her who tell the stories I need to read. From page 5 "It's why I am a writer -- I don't say 'decided' to be, or 'became'. It was not an act of will if even a conscious choice. To avoid the narrow mesh of Mrs Winterson's story I had to be able to tell my own. Part fact part fiction is what life is. And it is always a cover story. I wrote my way out." #writers #writing 11mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist Vita Sackville-West, Jeanette Winterson, #cookbook #thriftingthegarden 11mon
  •   leecdav I want to read that Wild Garlic one. 11mon
  •   mylusciousbackyard Loved that Jeanette. 11mon
  •   doctorwaffled I'm reading that Winterson book right now and it really is lovely! 11mon

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yougrowgirl Itching to start reading this book (the plot sounds perfect for me right now) that I picked up from a Little Free Library box on tonight's dog walk, even though I stated not 10 minutes ago that I am not allowed to start a new novel until I finish the one I recently started. #thriftscorebooklist 11mon

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yougrowgirl An exceptionally good #thriftscorebooklist The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook from 1961. Recipes by writers, artists, etc. Great type, illustration, wit... @langueverte you will love it. 11mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist Although, I got this from a Little Free Library box and not the thrift store but... 11mon
  •   stefaloves The library boxes are amazing 11mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist I need someone to slap my hand the next time I approach the book section at the thrift store. I put one back, but I just couldn't leave these! I'll read anything by Joan Didion and I don't care if that makes me a cliche; Russell Banks won my respect with Rule of the Bone; just learned about Canadian short story writer Mavis Gallant two days ago and now she's popping up everywhere I look! 12mon
  •   yougrowgirl They breed! 12mon
  •   susita001 Love Mavis Gallant- thanks for the gentle kick to reread some of her tales. 12mon
  •   artonarton Do you keep all your books after you read them. We had to rein ourselves in and use the library! 12mon
  •   yougrowgirl @artonarton Only if it's really good and I'll want to read it again. Of if Davin wants to read it too. 12mon

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insidethefoxden So a couple weeks ago I found what I've hunted for every time I've been in an antique / thrift store. I now have in my possession a first edition copy of The Little White Bird by J.M. Barrie, aka, the book where my favorite literary character EVER, Peter Pan, is introduced! Best find ever? Yes, I think so! #thriftscorethursday #selfie #thriftscore #wemakecollective #foundforaged #thriftstore #thriftscorebooklist #peterpan #littlewhitebird #jmbarrie #jamesmatthewbarrie #book #novel #fiction #literature #fictionalcharacters #antique #antiques #vintage #firstedition #1stedition #thriftstorefinds #fleamarket #onthehunt #buriedtreasure 12mon

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yougrowgirl Photograph of one of my favourite writers, Jamaica Kincaid, in her garden. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz. It's been a longterm dream to one day interview and photograph her. #thriftscorebooklist I added this to the #GBfling group because she is a writer that I sorely neglected to mention when asked about favourite garden writers. I've recommended My Garden (Book) many, may times. 12mon
  •   gnomeandcook Love her writing. What a great photo. 12mon
  •   pithandvigor Thanks for posting this and turning me on to Jamaica Kincaid....just ordered At the Bottom of the River (figured I'd start with short stories to get a flavor) - can't wait to read! 12mon
  •   yougrowgirl @pithandvigor That one is tricky -- an early book. It has a lot of her repetitive style, which some people love and some hate. As a gardener, I would have recommended starting with My Garden (Book). My favourite novel is The Autobiography of My Mother. 12mon
  •   pithandvigor @yougrowgirl -- ok -- thanks for the heads up - added My Garden to order.... 12mon

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  •   susita001 The Annie Liebowitz looks great - she and Susan Sonntag- a dream team. 12mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist Have you seen the documentary about artists of the same name (Beautiful Losers)? Great film. 12mon

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yougrowgirl FINALLY! #thriftscorebooklist A gardening classic. #thriftingthegarden 12mon
  •   life_rescripted I found Making Things Grow Outdoors by her at the thrift store here. 12mon
  •   mizmiao Love this book! 12mon
  •   compasspoints did you get this up at a thrift store near St clair and Christie this aft? I saw someone holding this book at the cross walk there and the cover caught my eye! I wonder if it was you! 12mon
  •   yougrowgirl @compasspoints Probably me 12mon

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yougrowgirl Picked this up last week from a Little Free Library box. I'm not yet into the mystery part but am enjoying the writing and the story so far. It is set in Communist Laos in 1974 so there's an interesting sociopolitical/historical aspect. The protagonist is a 70-something man who has no more f-cks to give and has undertaken his own quiet rebellion. My favourite sort of character! I love it when I happen upon a good book by chance. #thriftscorebooklist 1y

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist Found this as I was headed out and got this instead of the memoir. 1y
  •   nbee3 It's on Mt. Nightstand! I'll get there, I will. 1y
  •   yougrowgirl @nbee3 I'm in the same boat. I've been avoiding looking at books at the thrifts because TOO MANY. 1y
  •   mvtteblackdc Good taste 1y
  •   alzto Great book! 1y

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist Too many books today. I actually put a bunch back! However I chose these: Because @margaretatwood on writing = yes. Because I have enjoyed the other books by Russell Banks that I have read. Because I read the first line of Canary and it was a good one. Because the other 2 seemed interesting. 1y

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist Photographer Lauren Greenfield's "Girl Culture" Have you seen her documentary, The Queen of Versailles? 1y

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