Wednesday, July 15, 2009

book shopping

I dream of living in a small town with a quaint little bookstore. You know something like The Shop Around the Corner in "You've Got Mail". Oh, tell me what it's like if you've got one of these in your town!!

But for now my book buying skips around between Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Half Price Books.

The other evening I ventured out to Half Price with a rather well organized list. I was determined to walk away with a stack of great reads. Now don't get me wrong, I love Half Price books, I just have about as much luck with finding the good stuff in there like do at TJ Maxx. I have bad TJ Maxx luck. I'm so envious of friends that can walk in and out of these stores with great finds. What's the deal there?

Here's what I walked away with- not much of a stack.



In fact I only found 1 out of 12. Oh well can't wait to start it. Anyone read this yet or better yet what are you reading?

8 comments:

Ashley Paige said...

Oh my gosh. You will love this book. I wrote a post about it here:

http://iloveyoumorethancarrots.blogspot.com/2009/05/middle-place-shameless-book-plug.html

Great choice!!

Whitney said...

I have never had any luck in TJ Maxx. What is Half Price Books? I feel jealous that we don't have one here!

Rebecca Jo said...

I love Half.com... & Amazon... I'm a member of the literary guild too - sometimes you really get the best deal there for a new book.... but I try to take the names of books I want - put them away & after a few months, go onto Half.com..

& the trick - find a seller that is selling lots of books - you can save on shipping that way...

I just finished "Sunday at Tiffany's" & starteding "The Time Traveler's wife" today! :) Love all things books!

Aubs said...

I haven't read that one yet but i LOVE hearing what others are reading cause i am a sucker for a good book!! Right now i am reading Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult and i want to find The Time Traveler's Wife to read next!!

ps..i might just steal this post idea from you at some point!! =)

Allikaye's Mama said...

Let me know if you like it! I have a gift card to Barnes and have been waiting to get a good one! I just finished Testimony by Anita Shreve - whom I love. It was pretty good!

Aubs said...

okay...so here is the link to the recipe for the crockpot bbq chicken...so simple and a big hit w/ my hubby and kiddos!!

http://hauteplates.blogspot.com/2009/03/crock-pot-bbq-chicken.html

Hope you have a GREAT day!!

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, I sooooooo love that movie you've got mail!!! :)

Marie said...

Send me your list! Maybe I can work some magic for a few things. ;)