Where do you store books when your bookshelves are already stuffed?
THAT is the question I’ll be trying to answer for the next day-and-a-half or so, because Barnes & Noble had a massive (by their standards, anyway) clearance event, and well, I kind of went overboard. But, what can I say? I love to read, and whenever I’m looking for my next pick, I like having plenty of options to choose from.
I bought 20 new books this weekend (and I’m not sorry about it, either).
Here’s the full list, with links to the descriptions & ratings on Goodreads:
This is the kind of book I probably never would’ve paid full price for, but since it was so cheap, I thought it’d be something cool to add to my bookshelf.
Again, I probably don’t need this book, but you never know when it might come in handy, and for $3, I just figured, why not?
Can A Chicken Run With Its Head Cut Off? by Andrew Thompson
This one’s not on Goodreads, so I guess it’s out of print? But again, for $3, I just thought this would be fun to keep in my library so I can flip through it when I’m bored or looking for creative inspiration.
Funny story behind this one… I didn’t actually mean to buy it, but somehow I accidentally added it to my pile and, for $3, it doesn’t really make much sense to drive back to the store and return it at this point (plus, I’m assuming all sales are final, and hey, maybe one day I’ll find a use for it).
Grabbed this one because I love books that ask questions you wouldn’t normally consider and make you think differently.
I’m not too big on the self-help genre, but every now and then I come across a title that gets my attention, like this one.
So, for most of my life, I’ve felt that body language was all just a bunch of hokum. Recently, though, my boyfriend and I saw a YouTube video from Wired, where retired FBI agent, Joe Navarro, explained common misconceptions about body language and how to pick up on subtle cues. Navarro has several books on body language, so I bought the Kindle version of one of his titles, What Every BODY Is Saying. I still haven’t read it yet, but I plan to soon, and figured since Dr. Wilson’s book was on clearance, I’d pick it up and see how his findings compare to Joe Navarro’s.
As a business owner, I love learning about persuasion, psychology, sociology, and general sales strategies. Figured this book would be great to add to my collection!
Saw this book was marked down after I picked up Freakonomics, so I figured I’d grab it.
I’ve started my own crystal collection over the last few months as I’ve been learning about different kinds of crystals, and figured this would be a cool book to flip through.
I’m always looking for good novels to read, and I hadn’t heard of this title previously.
Can you tell I’m slightly obsessed with all things FBI?
Again, for just a few bucks, this sounded like something fun to add to my collection.
I read Peter Swanson’s The Kind Worth Killing a few years ago and really enjoyed it, so I figured I’d check out another one of his books. Also, this book was pretty expensive at B&N, so I ordered it on Amazon instead.
Amazon had a better price than B&N, so I ordered this book online instead of getting it at the store, but the synopsis just sounded so good! Plus, I’ve never read anything by Sarah Waters, and I love checking out “new-to-me” authors, so I’m excited for this one.
I know I’m pretty late to the party, but I’ve never read Freakonomics, and it sounds really interesting. This is another one I can’t wait to crack open (and I bought this one on Amazon to save a few bucks, too).
This one seems like a light, easy read… the sort of thing people say you can read at the beach, but I hate the sun. I’ll be reading it from my couch instead!
Another suspense/ thriller-type novel. You can never have too many… at least, I can’t, anyway.
Last, but not least…
And this list wouldn’t be truly complete without mentioning a few eBooks I ordered from Amazon because, you guessed it, they were cheaper than buying the paperbacks at B&N:
My boyfriend and I usually only go book shopping once every 3 months or less, because I usually come home from these trips with way more books than I’d anticipated buying. Most of the time, I try to stick to either business-related books, since I’m self-employed, true crime, and mystery/ thrillers. This time, though, I grabbed a few random titles that sounded like fun things to add to my bookshelves, since they were marked down (the books with red labels were $3 before tax, and the books with yellow labels were $5). As for the full-price titles, I compared prices between B&N and Amazon, instead of just impulsively buying every title at B&N. Not surprisingly, 3 of the 4 full-price books I picked out were a cheaper on Amazon, so I ordered them on my phone while we were still at the bookstore. Currently, I’m in the middle of 4 books (including 1 audiobook), so I’m not quite ready to dive into this pile just yet, but make sure you subscribe to see all my book reviews (and other shenanigans). Thanks for stopping by!