The Gems found in Value Village.

I deviated from my hermit nights in and went to value village. They are a good spot to find rare books or books you read a while ago but can’t find in newer book stores, they have a great deal where you buy four books and get 1 free. I’m not too sure how that works out for all types of books but its always an adventure going through the selection available at the time. It changes every day so its always a fun time seeing what’s there. It is amazing ♥

What I got was a beautiful haul that will bring many hours of joy, and I already started to read one. The books I got are all mostly based on history, mythology, and poetry. The best part of the haul is the fact that the books cost no more than $2.99-$5.99 give or take a few cents.

The first book that popped out to me was Homer the Iliad, it has been something I’ve wanted to read for quite a while and would like to one day read it in the original Greek language. This edition was published in 1998 originally published in 1974 by Oxford World Classics, it’s a beautiful paperback in very good condition.

The second book that caught my eye was Homer The Odyssey, published in 1980 by Oxford World Classics, translated by Walter Shrewring and introduction by G.S. Kirk. It is another paperback that is in lovely condition with some minor editorial by someone who owned this before me, it’s quite the entertaining thing hahaha.

The lucky third book that I’m quite happy to find is Ovid Metamorphoses, published in 2004 by Penguin Classics. I’ve been listening to podcasts about greek and roman myths and Ovid is quite well known and I have heard a lot about his plays through them. I’m very excited to sit down and read it, hopefully soon!

The fourth is similar to the 1st but a translation from someone else’s viewpoint so I was intrigued to see what the difference would be in the editions. It is The Iliad of Homer Translated by Richmond Lattimore, introduction and notes by Richard Martin. Published in 2011 (originally published in 1951) by the University of Chicago, it is a modern take on the Iliad while keeping the originality of the poem with notes on the history, life, warfare, and society it was written in. It’s sounding very good, and I’m excited to start this one!

The fifth and final book I got was Seventeenth-Century Poetry, the schools of Donne and Jonson, edited by Hugh Kenner. Originally published in 1964 by Holt, Rinhart, and Winston. It is a beautiful paperback in amazing condition and its gonna be a fun time looking into what was going around in the seventeenth century and I’m quite happy to find it!

I hope that everyone has the opportunity to go to a second-hand store and find some gems of your own, you never know what you can find until you go in. I hope everyone has a lovely day!


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