Another book haul…

Another weekend, another warehouse booksale. This time, the haul is decidedly less genre-based due to the items on offer, and the bookstore chain that’s having the sale, but still, not too much to complain about.

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Here’s a rundown, in case the letters are a little too small to read:
The Gambler – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Lost World – Michael Crichton
The Book of Hope: How Women Can Overcome Depression – Helen A DeRosis, Victoria Y Pellegrino
The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
Your Baby’s First Year – Steven P Shelov, MD
The Rapture of Canaan – Sheri Reynolds
Smiley’s People – John Le Carre
The Pilot’s Wife – Anita Shrieve
So That’s What They’re For!: The Definitive BreastFeeding Guide – Janet Tamaro
After the Baby’s Birth: A Woman’s Way to Wellness – Robin Lim
The Silicon Boys – David A Kaplan
Well, actually, So That’s What They’re For! was actually bought a couple of days ago, but I threw it into the pile anyway.
I noticed a few things about this whole process of putting up this post:
1. When your wife is pregnant, your book haul will invariably be a little more diverse. It’s not all dragons and monsters, anymore!
2. I’m buying way too many books. I notice I said this before. Many times.
3. You have to get to warehouse sales early. I mean on the early hours after opening on the first day of the sale. Reason is simple: the chances of good books staying on the shelves will dwindle the longer it takes for you to get there. Sure they open up new boxes as the days go by, but really, isn’t it a gamble to wait? You don’t even know when they are going to open it!
4. I just realized that point 3 above is the talk of a crazy person.


2 Comments

  1. LOL. regards to your point 4.!
    I always buy too many books at these sales… trying to resist this year but think I will probably end up going. Ergh.

  2. Going to booksales is not evil. Repeat after me. Not Evil.
    You just had better have lots of cash, though.

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