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.
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!ReplyDelete
I've read her other three books and loved them all. She's fast becoming one of my favorite authors!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
PS I'm really impressed that these are the first books you've bought this year.Delete
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. :)Delete
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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!ReplyDelete
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!Delete
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...ReplyDelete
Library book sales are the best, aren't they? Especially for picking up kids' books.Delete
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!ReplyDelete
That's it exactly! Makes all the old books on your shelves look even better. :)Delete