Paperback Perils: Half Price Books Sale


I am still working on finishing A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab. So I thought you all might like to see my newest acquisitions. I am the type of person that buys more books despite the fact that I have a to-read bookshelf already. As you learned in Saturday’s post a good sale can be a great and terrible thing for me. A couple of weekends ago Half Price Books had a mega sale at the Arlington Convention Center. The most expensive book was $2 so despite the cold front that had blown in, Keltin and I made our way there.

To be honest I didn’t find a ton of books that I just had to have but Keltin and I each found some that spoke to us. Keltin found a biography of John Adams and a historical fiction about the Hollywood Blacklist. He and I have very different tastes in literature but we both do love to read.

I brought home three texts. The first is Jinx by Meg Cabot. It is a young adult novel about a girl trying to escape her bad luck by moving from her small hometown to New York. Moving does not stop the rotten luck but it leads to adventure.img_1390

This next book spoke to the English major in me. I couldn’t leave it there on the table. I bought Barnes & Noble College Outline Series Guide to English Literature From Beowulf through Chaucer and Medieval Drama by David M. Zesmer. The book is copyrighted 1961 with a reprint in 1972. It is a book that I will never read cover to cover but when I revisit Beowulf like I do on occasion maybe it will be fun to see what Zesmer has to say on the topic.img_1391

The last book that I purchased is one that the cashier actually commented on. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. The cashier said that she has a relative that is autistic, like the main character, and that the book captures the essence of the struggles of autism. I am looking forward to reading this book. I think it is good to learn about people that are different and some hint understanding is as close as some of us my get to their daily life but at least we try to understand.img_1392

Let me know what is on your to read list and if you have book suggestions, I’m all ears. Have a great start to your week. If you enjoy my blog please consider buying me a cup of coffee.img_1389

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