Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday Shopping Spree

Did you ever have one of those weeks when you just needed to find something to make you smile. I'm such an optimist, but even I can face the "wall" on occasion. It is during these times when I head to my Indie Shop, Borders, Amazon or......Good Will. All of these as you know spell trouble, with a capital T, or as an optimist like me would say-bliss, with a capital B.

So today I made three out of four visits. I stopped by my local Goodwill Store and picked up $10.00 worth of books:

Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir
Leap of Faith by Queen Noir
The Marmot Drive by John Hershey
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
Stormy Weather by Paulette Jiles
Middle Passage by Charles Johnson

I thought that was a nice stack for the money!

Then I traipsed over to The Book Nook and found:

Redemption Falls by Joseph O'Connor
Song Yet Sung by James McBride

Once I arrived home I wasn't through with my shopping spree
and purchased three more books on Amazon.

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
Lady Macbeth by Susan Fraser King

The last book I purchased on Amazon was by Clea Simon entitled:
Mew is for Murder (Theda Krakow Mysteries, No. 1). Thanks to Literary Feline at Musings for a Bookish Kitty for getting me psyched about this series.

So, what do you think of my bibliophile shopping spree? Like a clothes horse in a dress shop I browsed and wandered through the store for that perfect fit. Who needs new clothes when you can have new books? I stared at covers, opened many and read a few opening paragraphs. I took my time, no reason to rush. Selecting s just right book is very special. I still have room for a few more pieces to complete my May collection don't you think? Any suggestions?


Ruth King said...

You made some excellent choices! Nothing cheers me up more than new books. I love that Austin Phelps quote: "Wear the old coat and buy the new book." That's definitely one that I live by. (I actually bought two new coats last year -- first time in several years -- but bought over 200 books...)

serendipity_viv said...

LOL - you sound just like me. Who needs closhes when you have books. I can't go by a charity shop without buying a book. I definitely need to join Books Anonymous!

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Ladytink_534 said...

Yep, I've always preferred books over anything (even clothes, though they and shoes are a close second!) and looks like you got some nice ones :) Hope you enjoy!

The Bookworm said...

I know just what you mean, when i'm in the mood to buy books, I head straight to Borders or go online to Amazon. Even sometimes too. Looks like you got some great books for great prices. I've been wanting to read The Feminine Mystique.
Enjoy your reading :O) Who needs clothes? lol

Iliana said...

Ooh I love a good book spending spree! Looks like you had so much fun. You know, I have a Goodwill very close to me but I've not been in. Maybe I should go check out and see if they've got some books! Have fun with all your new books :)