So, onto my purchases.
First up are the two purchases that I made at Barnes and Noble.
These two books are from the Barnes and Noble collectible leather bound editions. The one on the right is "The Wizard of Oz : The First Five Novels" by L. Frank Baum. This is a new edition to the collection, having just been released earlier this month. The five novels in this book are : The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Road to Oz. I already own "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" in single novel form, also a Barnes and Noble leather bound edition, but I thought that it would be nice to own this beautiful edition of five novels. This is a yellow leather bound book with embossed green and silver illustrations on the front cover, spine, and back cover. The pages are gilded in green! Beautiful illustrations throughout the book. I love this edition, and am pleased to have it in my library. You can get your own copy by following this link : Barnes and Noble - The Wizard of Oz
The second book is not necessary one that I had planned on purchasing, but as Barnes and Noble was having their buy one get one half off sale, I decided to go for it. It is a collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald, but oddly enough one of his best known works is not included in this edition (The Great Gatsby). You can get your own copy by following this link : Barnes and Noble - This Side of Paradise and other Classic Works
Next up are the purchases that I made at Half Price Books.
"Skin and Other Stories" by Roald Dahl, as well as "The Umbrella Man and Other Stories" by Roald Dahl. These books sound so intriguing, and I look forward to reading them. The third book is "The Metamorphosis and Other Stories" by Franz Kafka. All just paperback editions, nothing special, but all books that I have been wanting to read. I did not own any of these titles in my library previously.
Then we have "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. I just recently added this book to my want to read list. "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn. Again, just paperback editions and nothing special.
Last are these two paperbacks that I found in the clearance for $0.50 a piece. "Many Waters", and "An Acceptable Time" by Madeleine L'Engle. These are books four and five to the Time Quintet series. I could not find these at the library, and figured that $1.00 spent in order to read these was money well spent.
This June 2015 Book Haul is likely to be continued ...