The title to this post says it all: I hit the motherload of books!
In order (Left to right, top to bottom):
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Room by Emma Donoghue
One Day by David Nicholls
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Let’s be serious. We all know that I probably won’t start reading even one of these books until summer (if even then), but I couldn’t help myself. I was driving home from work with the gas station as my first (and only) stop planned before going home. Books at a Fifth is by both the gas station and my place, and I just had one of those feelings that I needed to stop by. Let’s discuss.
Every book (apart from Dickens) in that photo is one I’ve considered buying but ended up putting aside for later. Too expensive, won’t read it yet anyways…you name it, I had an excuse. I already own A Tale of Two Cities, but this older edition was one I couldn’t turn down. Yeah, I’m “one of those” people. The best part about this was the fact that Room by Emma Donoghue came out just in September and is only available in hardcover. Barnes and Noble price: $24.99. Jenna price: $5. And nothing is wrong with it! I wanted to get upset and ask who would sell their books, especially a brand new one, but I will not be upset. One person’s loss is my gain, I say.
That’s all I had for today. Please be sure to sign up for the Charles Dickens Reading Challenge if you have not yet done so. It begins next week, so get your Oliver and David ready!
Which of the books above interest you the most?
Do you buy from used bookstores, or will you only buy new books?