2016 incidents of infamy
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I'm trying very hard to read faster than I purchase and was doing great this first month, until I broke even with three new ones for the TBR pile. I've never read Slaughterhouse Five so I couldn't let that pass. Simone de Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter I managed to dodge at first, until I googled it, then Wikipedia, then ... yup, back to the bookstore. Where I also saw Elric of Melnibone, a sci-fi novel I failed to grasp in high school and thought I should give that another chance.
I need a tracking bracelet fastened around my ankle, I really do.
I attended the library book sale in February. Bad, bad, bad idea.
>5 2wonderY: I actually have a new bed in my shopping cart waiting for some room repairs to be done before purchase, and said bed might include a bookcase headboard and 8 under-bed storage drawers...
I find a surprising amount of good quality recent fiction among the unsolds, which I take for my little free library so I can feed my book addiction while telling myself it's not for me. Of course there are always piles of supermarket fiction left over as well. Some of the stuff is honestly no good for anything but recycling but it's surprising what people will buy. Library sales are a good source for really esoteric books.
They collect books all year, at the library, in a lovely big store room, and have twice yearly sales. I think they make about $18K each time..... it's quite a big sale. It's also not picked over before 9 a.m. on the opening day by ANYBODY, so the choice is fantastic. (And the dealers show up.... grumble.) They also get some valuable books since we have a large and wealthy retirement community in our county and have a specially-priced collectors section that they publish online before the sale. After the sale, the specially priced books get sold on Ebay or something like that.
I love my local Friends of the Library.