Monday, February 6, 2012

Library book sales & other booklover insanity

So this week the local library had a book sale. Which always ends with me buying books that I don't need and have never even considered reading because I cannot resist a bargain (especially a bargain for a good cause!)

So here's what I bought.

The highlights of my library shopping (aka awards for most ridiculous purchases)

Takes, Talk and Tomfollery
A Collection of Folklore by Lawana Trout

With gems such as Story in Harlem Slang, the Oklahoma Sissy and Moron Jokes. None of when are very PC anymore. (This book is from 1975)

Clay's Ark by Octavia Bulter

I'm going to be honest. I just so 80s sci-fi with this kinda ugly, kinda wonderful cover and I bought it.  I was like MUST HAVE.  Did I read the synopsis on the flap or the back? NOPE.  My current game plan is too eventually review this one.

Synopsis from back.
     "You made a promise!" he said to Eli. "You said you'd keep her safe!"
     "Yes." Eli's coloring looked worse than ever in the cool dimness of the room. His voice was almost too soft to be heard. "I said that." He unclasped his hands and Blake noticed that even they were dripping wet. Diaphoresis, Blake thought. Excessive sweating--symptomatic of what? Emaciation, trembling, bad coloring, now sweating--plus surprising strength, speed and coordination. God knew what else. Symptomatic of what?"
I also have a few books sitting on a shelf waiting to be read.

Ultraviolet given to me by the wonderful Forever YA blog.
True Grit sent to me by the lovely lovely Catie from Goodreads.
Goliath bought by me. I can't believe I still haven't finished what is one of my favorite series in recent days.  AHHHH.

Then let's not even talk about what's on my Kindle waiting for me. It includes:
Angelfall, Deadly Cool, Withering Tights, Jane Eyre, Unearthly, Shine, etc. Those are just the ones I've bought.  There are lots of e-galleys (so many I schedule on a calendar) waiting for me too.

But no, the insanity doesn't stop there.  Because it's almost gardening season I checked out 4 (yes 4) books from the library this week.

My actual To Read list that I maintain over on goodreads has 231 books currently on it.  There's a reason I don't buy everything on my TBR list.  Mainly because I like to be able to pay bills and eat food. Cassi's To Read list.


Angelica R. Jackson said...

I love library book sales! I'm totally getting the gardening bug, too, especially since we're starting to design the landscaping/garden redux for this fall. Can't wait to get rid of the vasty useless lawn and have color and texture all year. Well, technically the lawn does have color (red from our soil peeping through) and texture (squishy mud during the rainy season).

veela-valoom said...

I'm guessing you have clay soil as well?

I'm more of a veggie/herb gardener. I like flowers (and grow them too) but my heart is in things that I can eat.

Bookluvr Mindy said...

I'm a sucker for book buying too!