Friday, March 31, 2017

March Book Haul

I had a good month for book buying that was bitter sweet. My family and I are getting read for our big move from Arkansas to New Mexico, and because of that I have to severely curb my impulse to haunt the thrift stores and collect stacks of bargain books. To be honest, this isn't a bad thing since my book buying sometimes gets a little out of control. So for the next few months I won't be buying many books. Oh, I'll still pick up a book or two as I go along, but I will be much more restrained and my hubby will greatly appreciate that! 

My local library held a book sale and I found three bags of goodies to add to my collection. I also place my last Book Depository order for a few months and grabbed a few books that I had been wanting. In my Book Depository order I was reminded that it's important to double check the measurements on paperback books. I thought that I was getting a trade size copy of Who Fears Death and ended up with a mass market one. I will probably read it and if I really enjoy it the way that I expect to, I will replace it later with a trade size. I always like to get a trade or hard back copy of books that I plan on keeping and rereading. For me, mass market books are for reading and passing along or donating to a thrift store for the next person to enjoy. That's why I usually only buy them from thrift stores and I won't pay more than a dollar for them. At the library books sale all paperbacks are only fifty cents, so there was no hesitation for me to pick up a whole stack of mass markets to read and eventually pass along. It's a quirk of mine because I don't like the way mass markets fit in my hand. Give me a solid floppy trade paperback any day!

I hope that you all had a good month of reading and book buying! Without further ado, here's my month of books.

My three bags of library book sale goodies.

My Book Depository Order for March


AJ Sterkel said...

I also don’t like mass market paperbacks. They’re ugly, hard to hold, and have tiny font. Nope. Nope. Nope. I hope you enjoy your new books!

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Monica Reeds said...

Thanks AJ! You are right about ALL of that! ;)

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