Every May, our local Public Library has a huge book sale. Last year I scored big time…hauling off bags of books for $5. (This year it was “an armload of books for $1″. ) Sadly, I didn’t fare as well this year- just not the same selection or something. I came away with three books: Perpetual Ending by Kirsten den Hartog, Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Ansay, In the Night Room by Peter Straub
Not satisfied with that, I stopped by Bean Books once more. I knew I could get a decent cup of King Cole tea (which I did) and I scored a hard cover copy of Clive Barker’s latest novel Mister B. Gone, for the bargain price of $8.95! (I’d come across this book during my Indigo days and it looked intriguing. I do enjoy a decent horror novel every once and awhile.)
My book accumulation this week was rounded off by purchasing The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. This book is this month’s book club pick. I also received, as a gift A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick- which is Indigo’s book club pick.
I may not have stated this, but I decided back in January (with 200 waiting-to-be-read books eyeing me haughtily from their shelf) that I wasn’t going to buy any books this year except for the two a month I’d need for book club. I can’t do it.
Hi. My name is Christie and I’m a book-a-holic.
(Originally published May 3, 2009)