I tend to buy tons more books if I’m in a sad, bad or just angry type of mood. I really don’t know why, I can’t quite put my finger on it. Don’t get me wrong, I buy books when I’m happy also but it doesn’t quite feel the same.
On Friday, the one just gone, I decided to escape the walls of the College I attend just to sneak away to a charity book shop just a few doors away from where I study. At first, I thought that the shop was closed as signs were plastered all over the door but to my relief, it stated that it would be closed between the date today and this Friday. So, I went in.
I came out a few moments later, one book discoverer triumph. Three YA books for my enjoyment. I read one later that evening within the hour. This Raging Light by Estelle Laure. An uncorrected proof copy but then again, the £12.99 priced book had only just been released within the last week or so. It was a 3 star read for me since there were parts which the flow of the story was choppy and it reminded me of a few books that I had read by Jacqueline Wilson (Lily Alone, Lola Rose).
The other two books which are at the top of a stack of books in my room are Geek Girl and 13 Little Blue Envelopes. I was late to the party for both of these books but I smiled deep down inside.
The following day, I went to an indie bookstore and did a deal with the guy who ran it. Being a book blogger/reviewer, I found on the sale table a copy of the final book in the Slated trilogy by Teri Terry. The other two books weren’t in stock in the shop however, I managed to strike up a deal with him to get the first and second books for a discounted rate as long as I read and reviewed them. Which I plan to do on this blog once the time comes.
Today, I went to see my dad at work. I like the fact that he works for the library service since that means he is the first person to know about old books for sale. After a really crappy morning at my College, I went along to see him and check out the stock. I had quite a bit of fun. It may have been on just one trolley but I walked away with eight books, all YA fiction that I will be reading and reviewing as soon as I get through this little challenge that I am working on (more to follow about that on a separate blog post).
As I type this, a copy of the first book in the Game of Thrones series sits by my hand waiting for me to read. No, that wasn’t one of the books that I had brought from the library but they have the first four books in the College library. Hmmm… maybe I’ll be taking that out for a midnight read 😉