Saturday, February 2, 2008

Books 'n Birthdays

I've been really good about not buying any new books lately; at least, if I've bought many, I've successfully blocked it out. :-p

However, it was impossible to let my birthday pass with no books!

Yesterday was my birthday, and I was good and limited myself to a knitting/crocheting book, since that doesn't add to my reading stack.

But then I got a check from my dad today. At first I thought, ooohhh, I can buy lots of yarn! Then Half Price Books happened. I was good in the sense that I limited myself to books that I've chosen for challenges or are on lists I'm reading from. Here's what I ended up with, for less than $35!

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Ursula, Under
Water for Elephants
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
The Solitaire Mystery

I saw several copies of Special Topics in Calamity Physics, too, but they were all hardbound, and I really prefer paperback. We actually even found ourselves right by *another* Half Price Books later in the evening and stopped in just to see if they might have a paperback copy, but nope. As if I needed another book...


Lezlie said...

Happy belated birthday, Somer! And I agree. What's a birthday without books? :-)


Somer said...

Thank you very much!

Debi said...

Oh, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday! (a few days late)

Sounds like you were actually quite restrained in your buying...I mean, it was your birthday, right?

Somer said...

Thanks! I was pretty restrained, I agree!