Friday, August 26, 2011

An Ever-Expanding Collection

Tuesday was quite a treat: I went down to Powell's City of Books - the world's best bookstore, in my opinion; it takes up a whole block and has seven floors!!! Lucky for me, I had washed the cars for some lettuce (money) prior, plus I had a good $15 in change, which I was able to trade for hard cash. I had tons of fun - more fun than one person ought to be allowed to have (I cannot imagine how Christmas is going to be when I go there!) Three hours of browsing resulted in my pockets being completely emptied of cash and two bags full of books. What did I get? Well, of course I won't hide it from you!!! My library now contains:
  • The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens
  • Bleak House - Charles Dickens
  • A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  • David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
  • Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
  • Alex Rider: Eagle Strike - Anthony Horowitz
  • Pagan Series: Pagan in Exile - Catherine Jinks
  • The Prince and the Pauper - Mark Twain
  • Once Upon A Time Series: Midnight Pearls - Debbie Viguie
  • Once Upon A Time Series: Scarlet Moon - Debbie Viguie
Yes, I bought lots of Mr. Dickens's books, and now I only have . . . 5 - maybe one or two more - to buy before the collection is complete. All of the books, except the two Debbie Viguie books, are hardcover, and most of them cost about $7.95 (two $4.50) - and they are in super good condition - and old copies at that! Powell's has unbeatable prices. I'm pleased to say that I was able to replace three of my paperback books (Pagan in Exile, The Prince and the Pauper, and Eagle Strike) - yay! It's nice to look at my shelves and see that hardcovers are starting to dominate the paperbacks.

Unfortunately, my shelves are really overpacked now. I don't know what I am going to do if I don't get more shelves before Christmas (I've convinced my mom to just give me the money she would normally spend on me, and take me down to Powell's, so I can buy nothing but books. I'm excited already). I simply have no more room! Well, what is a library without towering stacks of books on the floor, right?


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