Thursday, May 21, 2009

Friday's Fave Five #38

Welcome everyone! It Friday's Fave Five time again. I'm really looking forward to reading all your favorites. If you're new and want to know what it's about and what to do you can just jump over here and then join right in!

1. Scoring Great Deals on Books. We all know my love of books but my oldest also loves to read. As a kid she read the kid's version of the Left Behind Series and really enjoyed it, so I started to collect the adult version for her. But I haven't been buying them at the book stores, I've made my purchases at the library. Last week I picked up two more towards the set:




Notice how they look brand new! And hardcover to boot. Now take a look at the price on the back of them had I have purchased them in the book store.













Now look at the price I paid for them in the little used book purchase corner of my library.
So far I have half the set for her and I've paid a total of $18. And the books are all in great to excellent condition. The only thing is I have to keep going back and checking the shelves. I keep a running list in my purse of which ones I already have and check everytime I'm in the library. Good thing it's a place I love to go anyway. And hey for that kind of price, I'm even known to go a little out of my way!

2. Allrecipes.com daily dish. One of the recipe sites that I use the most often. After a couple years I finally registered with them to take advantage of storing my favorite recipes on their server rather than use up my harddrive storing all of them. And now I'm wondering what on earth took me so long to do this. I check marked the little box for them to send me a recipe page a day and I'm totally loving this litte feature. In my email each moring comes a page linking to about 4 different recipes from the sight, all with high ratings, usually following a theme. I don't even have to search if I don't want to for what to put on my menu plan if I'm making one or what's for supper that night. Love this feature.

3. This awesome webpage. I absolutely love this. Follow the instructions they give. How incredible and creative this is. Thanks to Angela Hunt's A Life in Pages for linking to this.

4. Looking back through photo albums of my kids when they were smaller. What a pleasant way to spend an hour or two. I've always loved every stage of their growth but have always wished I could be granted just one day a year where I could re-live them from when they were little. Just to keep it fresh in mind. Photos are the next best thing.

5. Birds singing. I've so been looking forward to hearing the birds singing through out the day and it's finally starting to happen. Their sweet voices can be heard throughout the day coming from my neighbors big pine trees. I'm sure there's got to be a couple nests in there somewhere. But when they start their song it just lifts my heart.

What are your favorites from your week? If you've done a Fave Five post go ahead and sign up on Mr. Linky so we can come and enjoy your favorites with you! Have a great weekend!

25 comments:

Michelle said...

Susanne Your list sounds wonderful this week.How lovely to have gotten the books at such a great deal. Have a great week.

Thom said...

What a wonderful list and a great shopper you are. I will check that link when I get home. Happy Friday and have a great Memorial Dsy Weekend

Willow said...

I love the sounds of birds singing too! And scoring great used books is great. Thanks for doing this every week!

Willow said...

Susanne, I'm sorry...I messed up the spelling of my url! So I posted a second, corrected url.

Kathleen said...

I love the link!

Jientje said...

That's a great list Suzanne!! I'll make sure to visit that recipe link, new recipes are always a great find, but right now I'm very very busy painting my living room ceiling and very happy with Chinese take away food!! LOL!

Jen said...

I love the recipe of the day too...I really love that entire website....great 5.

Barbara H. said...

Love getting good deals on books!! What a great way to accumulate a collection!

I've arrived at allrecipes.com a time or two when searching for something but I haven't explored the site much. Looks like I need to!

That web site is amazing! Could spend hours there!

I know what you mean about kids; pictures. Though I love the young men they're becoming, sometimes I really miss the little people they were and wish I could hold them as little toddlers once again.

ellen b said...

Well you know that I always love a bargain! It is so sweet to hear the birds singing. Lot nicer than the crows cawing :0) I can sit for hours looking through photo albums. Enjoy your weekend Susanne!!

Jerralea said...

I love the Left Behind series! Unbelievable, I know, but I've read the entire series 3 times. I'm collecting the set, too, but so far I've only gotten 6 of them.

I truly love photo albums of my kids, too. I try to scrapbook but just don't have enough time. I'm glad I have my photo albums, though. I wish I would have had a digital camera when my girls were little. I'd probably have enough albums to fill an entire room!

Islandsparrow said...

I've just signed up for the Recipe feed. It looks great. And I have that link opened in a new window. Looking forward to exploring it!

I'm loving the birds too. every morning it's like a beautiful chorus outside my kitchen window!

Have a great weekend Suzanne!

Booklassie Dee said...

Library booksales! One of my favorite things in the world. They have wonderful deals, don't they?

shopannies said...

I have been looking at old photos quite a bit as well remembering old times and great memories

Brenda said...

I love getting a great deal on books and I think you will enjoy the book Armageddon.

The sound of birds singing in the morning is always so soothing!

Karyn said...

So many blessings! I can't believe the deals you're getting on those books! I collected them, as well, at reduced prices - but only got ONE at that price!

Thanks to the link to Angela Hunt - she is one of my favorite authors.

I also love looking at old photos and remembering 'times gone by'. You are right, it is a way to relive those times.

Faith said...

great list...love those book prices!!

I have been loving the sound of chickadees, jays and robins in our cherry trees each morning...they are right outside my bedroom window...i don't even need an alarm! my list is finally up and I am finally HOME!!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

I *love* AllRecipes! But I've never checked out their Daily Dish -- I'll have to do that. And awesome deal on the books!

Lisa notes... said...

I got to be on the other end of the book deals this week. I sold some used books and gave others a good bargain. (And it cleaned off my shelves a little!)

Blessings,
Lisa

Linda said...

Another great list Susanne. I've found some great bargains at our little library too. You're right - the trick is to check often!
I must check out that recipe site - sounds great.
I think it would be wonderful to go back in time for a little bit too. You think you will never forget the way it was when your children were little, but it's sometimes hard to remember all the details. Pictures are the next best thing.
Have a wonderful weekend Susanne.

Laura said...

What a great list of blessings. I'm especially loving your bargain books, score!!

Have a super weekend!

Laura

skoots1mom said...

great list...
1.i got a great deal on a hardback book today myself...ordered through ebay's discount book site.
2. thankful for my favorite chiropractor...he's getting me back into the land of the living after 3 days of incapacitation.
3. a friend's daughter's healing after major back surgery
4. cool, spring days and the rains we so desperately needing
5. good bargains at Garden Ridge today...got several graduation gifts, flip flops/sundresses for daughter and flags for my garden :)

Sandra said...

What a great list Susanne, I also love getting good almost new books for cheap. Makes me happy :)

I'll check out the link you posted, sounds interesting.

Kari said...

Hi Susanne,
great list. You did get some great deals with the books. Awesome!
I like looking back on my photo's too. and I also like to hear the birds singing - it tells me that I'm being quiet. LOL.
Hope you are having a great weekend.

Chappyswife said...

I absolutely love this list, Susanne! Let me just say that I cannot believe the store prices on those books! Wow. That is higher than here. Congrats on the excellent buys. Our library does the same thing, but I've never seen the Left Behind series there. I'd love to own it and reread it again.

That's a great idea about the recipes.

I will check out that link you gave, and you already know I am crazy about pictures and photo albums.

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Great deal on the book!