Sunday, January 15, 2012

Let Me Be the First to Admit It...

I have a huge book-buying problem. I love buying books, I love reading books, I love talking about books. I love bookstores, new and old, chain and independent, fresh off the press or used. I'm obsessed.

On today's trip to Half Price Books, I scored:

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov ($7.49)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess ($6.99)
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare ($3.49)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kessey (2.99)
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut ($2.99)
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck ($1.99)
The Presidential Papers by Norman Mailer ($1.75)

Total: $25.18 (I had a 15% coupon) (Average $3.59 per book -- not a personal best, but the books I picked out today are definitely worth it!)

Some Data:
Number of books total: 7
Number of books UNDER $10 - 7
Number of books UNDER $5 - 5
Number of books UNDER $2 - 2
Number of books UNDER $1 - 0
Number of books UNDER $.50 - 0

Books by Male Authors - 7
Books by Female Authors - 0

Genre: Classic Literature - 7
Sub-genre: Poetry - 1
Sub-genre: Drama - 0
Sub-genre: Novel - 6


  1. I'm a total bok shop-a-holic too. Every summer the library near a camp i used to work at has this CRAZY book/fundraising sale... if you go near the end of the sale books are half off... You can buy great books for 5 cents to 50 cents. Crazy Amazing!

    1. That sounds like a dream come true! Sooo jealous. xo Emily