Saturday, July 9, 2011

Used Book Scavenging for 2011-2012 School Year

For Reading and History this coming school year I'd planned to use Sonlight's One Year Condensed American History.  The first time I laid eyes on their curriculum I think I drooled.  Dancing in my head were visions of the UPS man arriving at my door with overflowing boxes of fresh, beautiful, good smelling new books. Seeing as how we are on a budget, however,  that just wasn't a practical way for us to go.  The price tag on the Core D + E brand new is $443.77---and that's just for reading and history. 

Thanks to the idea of my friend at Much Ado About Nothing I decided that I will buy the Instructor's Guide,  print a list of Sonlight's books from Core D + E, and let the scavenging begin.  I love hunting for bargains. 

In between trips to Goodwill (where I did find a few good deals) I have been waiting for our used bookstore's Buy One Get One Free sale----and this month it finally happened! Yahoo!!! I am happy to say that I am about halfway through my list now and I have only spent about $20.00.  I am super exctied.

Today, I plan to go back and finish up my shopping.  Wish me luck!


  1. Awesome!!! Isn't it so much fun hunting them down and getting them cheap? As much as I love a fresh, new book I think this is more fun! I did get a few of ours new with my Barnes and Noble teacher card so I could get my new book fix though. haha! Paperback Swap is a fun resource as well if you have extra books laying around that you can bear to part with.

    Thanks for the tag, btw! :D

  2. Give me a list of what you still need and I'll keep an eye out too. :)

  3. Posted this comment before, but somehow I lost it. Again...let me know what you are missing and I will try to fill the gaps the best I can.