This might be what addiction looks like...
I did something that I rarely let myself do, last week. I went to a used book sale. Doing such things often results with my husband needing to put together another bookshelf, so he's not such a big fan of my wandering through garage sales, or church bizarres. Especially since there is no more wall space available in our modest apartment.
My sister recently bought a house in a beautiful little town north of the city, and they were having their annual book-sale fundraiser. Well, I couldn't deny a visit and miss the chance to help out her new community. What kind of sister would I be? It just wouldn't be right. So, the kind person that I am, I took one for the team ... and bought 19 books!
Some might ask, why 19? Why couldn't you stop at say, 5? Well, the short answer is, I don't know. It would seem to be some sort of compulsion that I have. I just can't stop buying these books, knowing full well that it will be ages before I will get the chance to read them. Especially if I keep going to the library every week and picking up books I've had on hold there.
Incidentally, it looks as though I've purchased my first duplicate. It turns out that I already have Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry, on my shelf. And it wasn't even that long ago that I bought it either. Tsk-tsk!
Anyway, here are the amazing books that I was able to snag:
For the kids library:
Holes by Louis Sachar
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Sula by Toni Morrison
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Ireland by Frank Delaney
DeNiro's Game by Rawi Hage
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry