Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bookish happiness is...

... buying new books.

I've been really good this year and haven't purchased a single book. (I've been trying to read the books I already own first.) But then my library had a used book sale and I picked up a couple of titles that look interesting for just 50 cents.  I mean, for that price, who could resist?

My real downfall, though, came when I saw that Simone St. James has a new book out:


I had to buy it. And since I was buying one book, I decided to splurge and throw a few other titles into my cart while I was at it. So, what did I end up buying? St. James' earlier novel, An Inquiry Into Love and Death, which I love, and Barbara Erskine's Whispers in the Sand, which I haven't read, along with Treasure of Egypt by Barbara Ivie Green and The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anothony Berkeley.

And you know what?
I feel much better. Because a little bookish happiness goes a long way.

Happy Reading!

13 comments:

  1. I've never read Simone St. James, but I'll look for her at the library. :) I agree, a little bookish happiness goes a long way!

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    1. I've read her other three books and loved them all. She's fast becoming one of my favorite authors!

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  2. A new books by a favorite author is such a wonderful thing! And so is giving in to the temptation to buy books! I hope you enjoy them all.

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    1. PS I'm really impressed that these are the first books you've bought this year.

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    2. It's been really hard to break the book-buying habit...which is why I couldn't resist the library sale...I needed my bookish fix. :)

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  4. I can never pass up a good book sale. I've been trying to do some spring cleaning and get rid of some books--so hard! Sounds like you got some great books!

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    1. It is hard to get rid of books...but if you want room on your shelves for new ones... Good luck with your spring cleaning!

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  5. Oh my goodness, you have been positively saintly this year! Our library book sale is coming up next week and I suspect I will walk away with some books too...

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    1. Library book sales are the best, aren't they? Especially for picking up kids' books.

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  6. So true! And I think buying books is especially delightful after a time period of non-buying. A little bit of fresh air into the home library!

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    1. That's it exactly! Makes all the old books on your shelves look even better. :)

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