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Friday, September 4, 2015

Summer Bookhaul

      Have you ever told someone that you've spent $60 on books in one sitting?  No, I'm not talking about you mom or your best friend because this no longer comes as a shock to them.  I'm talking about a person who knows you, but doesn't know you.  Maybe one of the friends that you only see on the weekends or at school?  What do you think they'd say?  How do you think they'd react?  If the world is in your favor, they might say, "Oh my gosh! Finally!  I thought I was the only one!"  But let's be honest here, that only happens in our dreams or over the internet.  In reality (and I'm coming from personal experience here), they're going to do a double take, open their eyes very wide to the point where you think they're going to fall out of his/her head, and say, "YOU DID WHAT!?"  You see, I made the mistake of telling this to The Boy about two months ago.  We happened to be going on a short little road trip and he was going on and on about some person I didn't care much about so I stopped him and said, "Let's not talk about people.  I don't like talking about people."

     "But there's nothing else to talk about."  He said.

     "Sure there is!  We can talk about things, places, dreams, and travels.  Stuff like that."

     "Alright.  Well then, how was your weekend?"

     So, naturally, it slipped out that I went to a freaking three story bookstore and before that, I went to another bookstore.  And then out of my mouth it came!  "Andddd I spent $60 on books at this really cool used books bookstore in this little hippy town down in Kentucky."  Double-take.  Wide eyes.  "YOU DID WHAT!?"  Staring.  Speechlessly staring.

Omg, this boy now thinks I'm some kind of book freak who spends her nights laughing and crying over books every night.  He's probably picturing me stuffing my face with ice cream with a pair of  taped glasses sitting on the bridge of my nose while counting how much money I have left to spend on books!  What have I done!?

     Newsflash:  he got over it.

     Word of advise:  use your words carefully.
   



     This post is not about my traumatic experience with a boy knowing a little more about myself than I would of liked him to though.  It's about the books I spent my first $100 bill on at a hippy town's used bookstore and a few other books that found their way into my life.




     Ever since I discovered BookTube (roughly two+ years ago), I've wanted to do my own bookhaul and guess what happened this summer!?  I spent a lot of money on books! 




     My newest possessions:

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - $10 at the three story bookstore
Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall by L.J. Smith - used bookstore
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - used bookstore
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare - $4 at Ollie's
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare - used bookstore
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare - used bookstore
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen - $1 at Goodwill
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - used bookstore
Gossip Girl: Nobody Does It Better by Cecily von Ziegesar - used bookstore
Gossip Girl: Nothing Can Keep Us Together by Cecily von Ziegesar - used bookstore
Gossip Girl: Only In Your Dreams by Cecily von Ziegesar - used bookstore
Black City by Elizabeth Richards - $3 at Ollie's
Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards - $3 at Ollie's
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken - used bookstore
The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon - $4 at Ollie's
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - used bookstore
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King - $4 at Ollie's
Sea Breeze boxset (Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now) by Abbi Glines - $6 at Ollie's







Dream big, Darlings!

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