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Book Haul Spine Poetry — April 2015
(Library Book Fair Edition)
My sort-of-not-really #ReadingMyLibrary challenge post.
So my local library had their annual book fair (which I actually didn’t know existed since I seldom visit the library to begin with) but alas, I found myself lining up on opening day for some good ol’ discounts. In hindsight, I should have taken some pictures to show you how crowded the tiny room was given the narrow bookshelf aisles.
I spent a good hour+ walking around, sifting through piles of books to find gems hidden at the back, and having plenty of rational conversations with my brain involving “Hey dude, did we see this book on TTT? Was I intrigued?” which I should mention is literally the worst way to justify a potential to-be-bought novel. On top of that, my shopping logic was to find as many maybes as possible and then narrow them down after. I’m glad it was weight training day.
I also discovered that The Maze Runner is still very much a hot commodity as I found a copy of TMR (among other YA Dystopias) in the general SF-F section and thought it would have been more accessible to be displayed in the YA shelving. (I don’t even know why I was trying to reorganize books in the first place.) Then some teen asked me something along the lines of ‘what are you going to do with that copy?’ like I was holding the golden ticket. They seemed pleased when I handed them the copy. Even if it didn’t make their day, at least my wallet smiles at the discounts. (Not bad for 11 books being under $20 CAD/ 16 USD.)
The Night Circus
The Shadow of the Wind
(At least there is one good poem in the lot…)
The Luminaries Room
Wicked Games (yes, I somehow found an ARC on sale LOL…)
(This is mediocre.)
This isn’t a poem.
This is a Sanderson sandwich fit for The Way of Kings.
(The other TWoK was from a previous haul. Also, I do not eat dog)
I’m hoping this is the last lot of purchases for this month haha. If you do go about taking some spine poetry–shoot me a link below!
Some questions for you:
– Do your local libraries have book culls with book fair sales?
– How often do these take place for you?
– What’s your opinion on secondhand books versus the discount received?