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:


The 150 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Energy by Jonny Bowden

Boost Your Energy 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.

The Knot Bible by K. Adlard Coles

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

Can A Chicken Run With Its Head Cut Off 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.

Toasts: Over 1,500 of the Best Toasts, Sentiments, Blessings, and Graces by Paul Dickson

Toasts Book 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).

Do You Think What You Think You Think? by Julian Baggini and Jeremy Stangroom

Do You Think What You Think You Think Grabbed this one because I love books that ask questions you wouldn’t normally consider and make you think differently.

Change Your Mind And Your Life Will Follow by Karen Casey

Change Your Mind And Your Life Will Follow 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.

Body Language by Dr. Glenn Wilson

Body Language- A Practical Guide 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.

Elements of Influence by Terry R. Bacon

Elements Of Influence 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!

When To Rob A Bank by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

When To Rob A Bank Saw this book was marked down after I picked up Freakonomics, so I figured I’d grab it.

Crystals For Everyday Living by Christina Rodenbeck

Crystals For Everyday Living 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.

How Will I Know You? by Jessica Treadway

How Will I Know You I’m always looking for good novels to read, and I hadn’t heard of this title previously.

The Secrets Of The FBI by Ronald Kessler

Secrets Of The FBI

In all my excitement, I forgot to take a picture of this one with my little setup!

Can you tell I’m slightly obsessed with all things FBI?

The Ultimate Book of Useless Information by Noel Botham

The Ultimate Book Of Useless Information Again, for just a few bucks, this sounded like something fun to add to my collection.

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Her Every Fear 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.

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

The Little Stranger 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.

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics 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).

Almost True Confessions by Jane O’Connor

Almost True Confessions 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!

The Window by Amelia Brunskill

The Window Book

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!