Buying Books


I have an addiction to buying books!  I can’t stop myself despite the fact that I don’t have a lot of extra cash, nor extra space!  That being said Half Price Books has a 20% off SALE this weekend!!!  I decided to go and look for a copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night which I am supposed to read this month for a book club I joined with my coworkers.  Needless to say I did not walk out with just that one book.

But, it’s NOT MY FAULT!  As I approach the store I see on a cart outside a sign that says “CLEARANCE- YOUNG ADULT FICTION”  I mean come on!  Was I supposed to ignore this!?  Upon closer inspection I realize all of these books are a dollar, and if we take 20% off of that they’re only 80 CENTS!  (I’m not a big math person but I can figure out sales like nobodies business!)  I actually only recognized one title on the shelf, and I already owned it.  But I didn’t let that stop me from exploring new titles.   So I walked away with—

1.  The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood (A young man is sent to steal Hamlet from Shakespeare- anything involving Shakespeare has to be good, right?

2.  The Last Days by Scott Westerfield (I just recognized the author so I picked it up- of course now I see its a sequel so I’ll have to seek out the first one Peeps)

3.  Rock Star Superstar– by Blake Nelson (This is about a young bass player who joins a new band- I chose it for its potential male appeal and its a hardback!)

4. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul (I could have gotten the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th versions as well but resisted- and this was in the normal clearance section- not the YA Fiction obviously!)

I also picked up 3 science related books published by Discovery because my co-teachers and I are on the look out for interesting and fun ways to teach science because it is not any of our specialties!

Find any great deals on books lately?

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One Response

  1. Scott Westerfield is one of my YA guilty pleasures. Peeps is very cleverly written, you’ll probably like them!

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