Friday, April 27, 2012

a book sale

I have a confession.

As enthusiastic a reader as I am, I rarely ever buy books :O

I'm a library girl all the way and usually only buy books when I have read them and know I love them. Also, there must be a discount involved. I could probably count on one hand the number of times I've bought a full-price book.

My friend Ian told me about a great book sale in town this week though, and with prices at $1-5 dollars, I couldn't pass it up. Still though, I was weary until we got there and I saw this:

And that was only half of it! At one point I had a stack of a dozen books in my arms (which did not make for easy browsing), but I narrowed it down to six.

My loot included:
  • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  • Pigtopia by Kitty Fitzgerald
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Half of them I've already read and enjoyed (Revolutionary Road, The History of Love, Love in the Time of Cholera). 

The other half have been on my to-read list a long time and have great reputations (Pigtopia, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Middlesex). 

The best part? I got them all for $10 total :) Score!


  1. THIS LOOKS AMAZING. I want to be there. You got a great haul...and for $10 that is incredible! I read 'The Virgin Suicides' by Eugenides and liked it so maybe I should pick up Middlesex too x

    1. I've read "The Virgin Suicides" too, but I hear "Middlesex" is better. Can't wait to get started on it!

  2. You picked up some great titles!

    1. Thanks! I'm really excited to get started on them.


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