Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Sickness

Elise and I had girls night and as usual we ended up at the big Half-Price Books on Northwest Highway. I comfort myself with the fact that most of my books were clearance and everything was 20% off (through the 29th for all you potential book buyers).

I bought (all prices pre-discount):

Exposure, by Kathryn Harrison ($5.98)
The Tattooed Girl, by Joyce Carol Oates ($3.98)
I, Claudius, by Robert Graves ($1.00)
Heir to the Glimmering World, by Cynthia Ozick ($1.00)
The Book and the Brotherhood, by Iris Murdoch ($1.00)

Must. Stop. Buying. Books.

But at least I only spent $11.21 total after my discount.

Pics of my overflowing shelves to come. In the meantime, I think I'm going to start On the Road in an attempt to de-slump.

iPod says: "So Excited"...Janet Jackson

13 comments:

  1. ooohhhh those look lovely. I have The Tattooed Girl and need to read it. I've read Kathryn Harrison before, she's a pretty good author. And you got such great deals! I wish there was a Half-Price Books here!

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  2. good deal! don't beat yourself up, you should be proud.

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  3. What would I do without Half Price Books!

    Hope you are having a wonderful holiday Andi.

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  4. Heatheroo, I hadn't heard of Kathryn Harrison until a friend told me about her recently. I'm excited to check out Exposure and see what she has to offer.

    Soj, I made the mistake of looking at my bank statement last night. Not good after Christmas!! lol

    Iliana, isn't that the truth? I'm especially happy to have finally found the one on Northwest Hwy. I used to go to the little one in Mesquite almost exclusively, and now I hardly everrr go to that one. :)

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  5. books are evil.

    cause of the permanent souvernier kind of thing.

    why dont you mail me some.

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  6. I think Heir to the Glimmering World is the best book title ever. Haven't read it yet but it's in my pile.

    Be happy. Buy books. They need homes.
    I'm such an enabler...

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  7. I say you should buck all tradition and just decide that your New Year's Resolution will be to be guilt free in buying as many books as your heart desires! ;)

    I, Claudius is great, even more so for a buck!

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  8. I think you will like On The Road. It is a quick read, and I love it when Jack gets on the jazz. You'll know it when you hear the beebop prosody. I am getting excited for you. Have fun reading. TTFN

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  9. Johnny, don't tempt me! I'll do it! I love spreading the books around.

    Courtney, you are quite the enabler! :) And yes, I looove the title. And the cover of the book is particularly pretty...all blue and metallic. Yum!

    Oooh, Carl, that's the most refreshing idea I've heard in a while! I'm afraid my checkbook would hate me for it, though.

    Fem, I'm looking forward to it. Gonna tuck in and begin reading momentarily.

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  10. You poor sick thing. I'm not going to admit that I did the same thing at Barnes & Noble's post-Christmas sale. Nope, not me. Nor that I bought Oracle Night by Paul Auster. You don't need to hear it, right?

    Okay, so it's just something we book addicts have to do. BTW, I'm trying desperately to load a photo of a flamingo to my photo blog. I'll let you know if I ever succeed. I thought of you when I was snapping flamingo pics. They were fighting with each other, but that wasn't the reason I thought of you.

    I'm going to shut up, now.

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  11. See, this is how I know we're supposed to run away to Mexico together. I could spend entire paychecks in Half-Price Books and justify it by saying that they were on clearance!

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  12. Woohoo, Nancy! I have Oracle Night! :) And LOL at the flamingo bit! I'll bet watching for it!

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  13. Cincy, you keep tempting me with this "run away to Mexico" business but I have yet to see a payoff. Don't tease. Let's GO! ;)

    And I bet $5 my next post (Politicking) will really make ya loooove me.

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