Long and hard work days. School work. Moving. Kids.
There a hundred if not thousands of reasons to be stressed out during the day or week. For me, I find my stress relief at book stores. Some newer stores like Barnes and Noble but if you’ve read my blog before, you know I love used/rare bookstores.
I can be there for hours; browsing the aisles, running my hands over old covers, reading the summaries and finding new stories to take home. It’s my little piece of heaven.
So I went to one of my favorites yesterday, to trade in some non-keepers and pick up a few newbies.
The best part about used and rare bookstores, is many of them have a form of trade policy. You give them books, they’ll give you credit and you can put that credit toward other books you’d like to purchase.
In my case, I trade in books I either didn’t like or liked but not enough to keep in my collection. I went in with about 8-9 books to trade in and walked out spending $10 (after my credit) on these gems below:
- Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn – I actually read this book years ago when I was on a Kindle kick but never actually purchased a physical copy. I found it for $1 and with my credit, got it for 50 cents.
- Pretend You Don’t See Her, by Mary Higgins Clark – I’ve seen a lot of books by Mary Higgins Clark but I actually haven’t had the chance to read anything by her. I look forward to getting into this one and seeing what she’s about.
- The Moonlit Earth, by Christopher Rice – As much as I adore his mother, I have never read anything by Christopher Rice. This was the only book of his in the store, so I scooped it up.
- The Lincoln Lawyer, by Michael Connelly
- Honeymoon, by James Patterson
- Roast Mortem, by Cleo Coyle
- Mystic Visions, by Rosanne Bittner
- Mississippi Blood, by Greg Iles
- Mean Ghouls, by Stacia Deutsch
- This Totally Bites, by Stacia Deutsch