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I should really just have a book blog.

1. I saw this wonderful book (Dogs Rough and Smooth) at Half Price today and I made immediate grabby hands even though I've never heard of it. The HPB price is $35, which is way better than anything online ($50 and up plus shipping, though this one has no jacket), and I even have a 15% off coupon, but I can't spend that much on a book I don't already love, even if I'm 88% sure I will end up loving it. I'm hoping HPB has a new round of high-end holiday coupons soon.

2. I also saw Winter of the Fisher at a garage sale and I was SO DELIGHTED because it's been killing me not to have it ever since I had to pass it up for being in crappy shape at a library sale (that was before I'd even read it -- I just thought it looked good, and when I requested a library copy later it was in fact SO GOOD). Too bad I opened this one and promptly pterodactyl-screeched in rage to see it had the same mildew issues as the first one.

3. I have a "books I want to own" shelf on Goodreads now, so I haven't updated my computer document book wishlist since about 2011. I was pleasantly surprised to see how many books I either have or no longer want -- several of which I've even seen at sales and deliberately decided were not worth room I could be using to house other treasure books. I ended up doing a near complete overhaul. Granted, the list is now twice as long and almost entirely different books...but you know, it's good to have goals.



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Oct. 5th, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)
I like the drawings inside Dogs Rough and Smooth. Very pretty. And every time you mention Goodreads, I think I should join. Seems like a great way to keep track of everything you've read/want to read, which I think I need.
Oct. 6th, 2015 02:24 am (UTC)
You definitely should! It is the most fun way ever to keep track of what you want to read. Which is a list that will probably quadruple before too long because it's also really good at recommending books that match what you like, and browsing through the suggestions is half the fun.
Oct. 5th, 2015 10:29 pm (UTC)
I have a goodreads account but I think it's one social media too far for me. Maybe when I have more time to read ... lol.
Oct. 6th, 2015 02:29 am (UTC)
Aww. Yeah, it does open up more options if you have books to add to the 'read' shelf and/or the inclination to find new ones to read. One idea is to add old books/revisiting classics from childhood, too. I resisted the idea at first, but it brought back a lot of good memories when I did.
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