So, I went to the Borders closing sale that started to day, and after sadly staring at all the sad signs and mustering up the courage not to cry, I went in. Um, can you say crowded? It was packed in there and yet, most there books, fiction, YA, fantasy, were only 10 % off! I'm sure the prices will get lower as time passes but 10%?!! Is that the best they could do?! Sorry, I'm being mean. Not too mean, though. I did buy five books at practically full price.
And...I went to the used book store with a few books I was getting rid of and traded for some new-to-me books. I don't like to buy stuff at my used book store because, if you ask me, they charge way too much but they do have a great selection. These are the books I got there.
I also got one book in the mail.
Hmmm, you know when you tell your self, NO MORE BOOK BUYING? Sigh, oh well.
You got an awesome pile here. I thought about going last night (did the sale start then, or today? Now I am confused) but chickened out, mostly because as you said... do I need more books right now? I'm so overwhelmed as it is. But maybe when the prices drop a little more, I'll go then. We'll see. It would be fun to go together. Let me when you want to check it out again!ReplyDelete
Ooo love the loot :) I have Game of Thrones on my shelf (where it has been for quite a while) waiting to be read. One day I WILL pick it up :)ReplyDelete
Suey, Yeah, it started Friday, I wrote this post yesterday. Sorry. We SHOULD go and mourn together but lets wait till the prices go down.ReplyDelete
Alex, I know, I have no idea when I'll get to it but it gets such rave reviews that I thought I should at least try it.
A Game of Thrones! Perfect! Sorry, is it bad that that's what I zeroed in on? I am so, so excited to see what you think of it. And I'll help with any questions you have!ReplyDelete
Basically, all of these books are ones that I want to read. VA is a trip - and you might want to have the second one on hand after starting the first. I found that I read them all pretty quickly as they're addicting!
I'm really sad about Borders, and I think I'll go tomorrow to see what I can get and then I can always go back. :(
Kaye, LOL, I think it's because of all your raving that I was subconsciously brainwashed into buying it. ;)ReplyDelete
I Capture The Castle is one of those books I've been wanting to read for awhile. I read 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith and loved it, so I'm sure I'd enjoy her other books too! I should push that one up higher on the TBR list. Great book loot though!ReplyDelete
Jessica, My book club is reading it soon so I thought I'd just go ahead and buy it. I've heard good things.ReplyDelete
10% that is crazy! You got Vampire Academy!! I can't wait to see what you think of it. Also Ripple injust added that one on Goodreads a couple days ago, interested to see what you have to say on that one.ReplyDelete
Tristan, I believe you were the one who convinced me to give Vampire Academy a try. I think I'll be trying Ripple next. I've been waiting for it forever!ReplyDelete
Loved your loot. I really like the cover of Ripple, I'm excited for your review of it.ReplyDelete
I heard they were only doing 10% off. Makes a bit of business sense, they know ppl will rush in to take advantage of the sale, eager for the popular books and snatch those up at the 10% discount instead of waiting.ReplyDelete
Some great books! I really enjoyed The DUFF. Happy reading :)ReplyDelete
There's something about a 10% discount that makes me wonder why the store even bothered. =P Yes, any discount is still a discount, but let's not pretend we're getting a great deal here.
Still, you got some pretty good new books, and that's something! =)
Rebecca, It's a eye catching cover, isn't it. I'm excited to get to it.ReplyDelete
Patricia, Yeah, and that's exactly what I did. Sucker that I am. ;)
Nic, I've heard good things about The Duff. I'm excited.
Enbrethiliel, Yeah, I'm hoping they still have some good stuff left when the prices go down.
Wow only 10%? I was going to drive over the border to Borders (haha that sounds kind of funny!) but I think I'll wait until they start discounting a little more...Looks like you got a lot of good ones though! I loved True Diary of a Part Time Indian....and Water for Elephants is amazing!! I want to read Ripple so I'm excited to read your review on it when you read/post about it! Nice book haul!ReplyDelete
Natalie, Yeah, I'd wait if I were you. I'm weirdly excited for Water for Elephants. I'll be reading Ripple next so it won't be long.ReplyDelete
That's some fun loot! And I totally thought 10% off wasn't a very good deal. I guess they want to get as much as they can, but... maybe I'll check it out later this week and see what's left. :)ReplyDelete