Thursday, February 6, 2020

Library Sale Book Haul

Recently, I attended a book sale at my favorite library and came home with another giant stack of books I didn't need and will potentially not read for many months to come.


Story of my life. There's a pun in there somewhere.

I won't get into the whole thing, but overall, the sale was really disappointing to me. It was swarming with re-sellers and their little scanny devices, trying to scoop up the most valuable pieces before, ya know, actual readers could get their hands on them. I might have (definitely) filed an official complaint with the library but heard absolutely nothing back - likely because they really don't care who is paying them for their used books or that the little old lady volunteers are completely overwhelmed by those sharks.

OH, look, there's me getting into the whole story. Let's move on...

I did find a few gems - some that I've been meaning to read, one in particular I've already read that I wanted a copy of, and a few that sounded intriguing. I ended up with most of my stack by going back to the sale on 1/2 price day, once the sharks had picked it clean and left us commoners some scraps. Oops, there I go again.

Here's what I somehow managed to score despite the greedy jerks.

Book Haul Stack | Reading & Writing RychMilk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
I actually read this one already - I guess they weren't all doomed to wait forever! You can see my thoughts on it here, if you're curious.

1984 by George Orwell
I've always wanted to read it...seems timely.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Another "wow I haven't read this yet?" book.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I'm kind of on a P&P kick, lately...I've read a couple different versions/retellings and wanted a copy of the original.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
This one has always sounded intriguing to me.

Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt
This one sounded like my cup of tea.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
I have no idea what this one is about. The day I grabbed it at the sale, I saw a booktuber mention it in a video of their favorite 2019 books and then saw it right after, so....grabbed it.

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
This is on my culturalization list...though I'm surprised to see that it's so short.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
I want to read more Austen, so, here we are.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
This is the one I've read before and just wanted a copy of - I read this on vacation a few years ago and it spoke to me like whoa. I love her ideas in this book.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
This is one of those covers I've seen 100 times so, figured it was worth a read.

When Life Gives you Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
I thought this would be a fun one when I'm in the mood.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
I was never drawn to this one but when I told someone I grabbed it at the sale they told me it was a real score and I HAVE TO read it because it was amazing. So, some day, haha.

The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling
I know this has mixed reviews but man, I love her brain so I felt like I should try it, and Matt and I added it to our couple's book club list.

Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch
This is another "I've seen the cover a billion times" book with a mystical element of inexplicable time travel, so I grabbed it.

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