Today my future-sister-in-law made the very naive mistake of accompanying me on an adventure to Half Price Books. Never in my life have I been to this store. My books have always been purchased from a chain or local bookstore, but not a re-sale store such as this.
Part of the reason for that is I’d never been told about said re-sale book stores. My family is one of casual readers. We bought books so infrequently that no one really cared to look up a re-sale bookstore, especially with our local bookstore being so cozy and welcoming as it was.
The other reason is because… *sigh* I’m a book snob. Yes, yes, I know! The horror! I can’t help it! I can’t stand looking a book that’s been used, the pages dingy and yellow, the spine broken, cover and pages bent. The whole thing just leaves a very disturbed feeling in my veins.
However, today I managed to find a few books that were not in such a shape. Whether they were used or not I can’t say, but they look spectacular and there was no cringing involved when I picked them up off the shelf. So, not wanting to pay large, big company-prices, I snagged a few. Below is my October Haul (which’ll probably end up lasting me the rest of the year given how long it takes me to read a darn book[and there’s already three books on my nightstand]. :p)
There ya go! The five book I picked up in amazing condition from Half Price Books. Have you read any of these already? If so, what’d you think? And more importantly, what books have you bought recently that you’re looking forward to reading?