My Recent Goodwill Finds

Here are my latest Goodwill finds:

I got the gold vase-thing without knowing what I was going to use it for, but I’m always wanting pretty containers to hold things in so I knew I’d regret not buying it!  Right now I have it on the back of a toilet with two rolls of toilet paper hiding in it.

The daffodils in the silver pitcher weren’t a Goodwill find, but I did get them for a steal at King Soopers because they were expired.  I don’t really love spring flowers at this time of year because I know we have so much winter left, but I couldn’t resist some daffodils at $2 (and tulips for $0.25 each)!

I’ve been thinking lately about how I actually spot the books I find at Goodwill, because I certainly don’t stand there reading every single title on the shelf.  Often I stand there scanning shelves and realize I haven’t actually read any of the actual titles!  I think I mostly scan them until I find something that jumps out to me as familiar. The Rituals of Dinner and Castaways of the Flying Dutchman book are ones that we’ve had from the library before, so they jumped out at me quickly!  And I think my subconscious must have spotted the name Laura Ingalls Wilder on the I Remember Laura book.

More books!  My oldest has listened to Metaxas’s 7 Men and the Secret of Their Greatness multiple times on Audible and it’s one of his favorites, so when I spotted the hardcover edition I snatched it up.




  1. Which location did you visit?

  2. How old is your oldest? I’m thinking my son would like that book too, and I’m just wondering if it would be good for a 6th grader.

    • Mine is 6th grade, too! It’s an “adult” book but very accessible for middle schoolish age (at least the audiobook was). (I feel like there is a huge lack of non-fiction between kid picture books and adult books!)

  3. I’ve had to take a break from the Goodwill books. I have so many that I need to read before going and getting some more. Then I donate the ones I read to the library so they can get some money for them. :)

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