There’s something I’ve been hiding. It’s a secret that very few people know. I have a habit. An addiction.
Finally, I’m coming clean.
I’m addicted to second hand books.
Goodwill stores, independent retailers, online booksellers, or yard sales … it doesn’t matter … when I see used books for sale, I have to look. I NEED to see if there’s a treasure hidden among the previously-loved tomes and pocket paperbacks. Each time I go looking, it’s like an adventure. I’m on the hunt for the rare or scarcely seen and my favorites, past or present. I won’t lie, I really do love the bargain of buying second-hand. Sometimes I feel like Indiana Jones, or Lara Croft (without the guns or rope swinging) … searching for that missing relic … the perfect piece for my collection.
Since I enjoy my past-time so much (& often), I thought I’d share it with you.
Come along on my bookish adventure. Come Goodwill Hunting with me!
This week’s adventure is ….
Does this book haul make my butt look big?
No, seriously … I need to know. If I haul around this many books … will my ass get bigger just thinking about all the reading hours I will spend, sitting on my couch?
I have a couple local stores that I frequent. This week I adventured into Attic Books. I LOVE this place. Rarely do I walk out without something in hand. But this week, I was blown away by the number of titles that peaked my interest.
What I bought:
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World After & End of Days by Susan Ee
I love this young adult sci-fi/fantasy series (Penryn & the End of Days). This is book 2 & 3. I also really love that both of these books are Brand New! They look like they’ve never been opened. I really lucked out … the store was just putting these out & hadn’t even priced them yet. The only thing that could have made this haul better … having all 3 books of the series.
Lick, Play & Lead by Kylie Scott
Two of these books (Play & Lead) are ARC copies. The store charged less for them. I was shocked and excited to find something so rare in my local bookshop. How many paperback ARC’s are given for each release … I don’t claim to know the answer, but I can’t imagine it’s that many. One thing I know for sure … I won’t be giving up any of my paperback ARCs anytime soon.
Pushing the Limits & Dare You To by Katie McGarry
Two of my favorite young adult books. And I love that they are hardcover! Even better … I paid less than I would have spent for brand new paperback versions.
Oh, but there was more:
I was very tempted by the Marked Men series by Jay Crownover. With a forklift and more $$$, they would have come home with me as well.
Stay tuned, next week. I have plenty more adventures to share!
3 thoughts on “Goodwill Hunting”
I always check in second hand stores for gems. Usually I don’t find too much but I have been able to buy the last 3 books of the Twilight books for only a couple bucks. The hunt is fun for sure, keep at it! 😀
Sarah, there’s been plenty of times that I’ve walked away empty handed. But those times when I find a gem, it makes it all the more worthwhile 😉