I love books. I love reading. My favorite place to shop is Half Price Books. There is a local used book store (I say local, but it's 20 minutes and 2 towns away) that was having a sale a few weeks ago. Everything you could fit in a sack for $10. So how many books did I get?
I stuffed a total of 34 books into my sack at the sale. Yes, 34. Granted they were mostly old YA books, mostly Fear Street books, but yep. A total of 34 new books made it home with me. You can see the pile below.
So now I have to rearrange my bookshelf, right? The photo below shows my bookshelf, but what you can't see is that there are book stacked behind what you can see. So there's really double the amount of books on the shelf. My dream is to one day have a room in my house that is nothing but books lined, floor to ceiling, all around the room. This will never happen, as we'll never move. Our house is small, and that's just the way it's going to be. But a girl can dream, can't she?
Here's a little breakdown of my shelf...TOP, LEFT: My Buffy the Vampire Slayer shelf. I have a lot of the BtVS novels. My husband calls them glorified fanfiction, and he may be right. I still like them, tho :)
TOP, RIGHT: Catch-all shelf. I have my John Saul, Stephen King and Dean Koontz books on this shelf, as well as other random books. I put the books I want to read next on this shelf, too. mostly so I can cycle them back out, either by selling on eBay or putting them up on BookMooch.
BOTTOM, LEFT: My 80s/90s YA shelf. This is where all my Fear Street books are, as well as other RL Stine and Point Horror books. I will be busying myself getting all the Fear Street books in complete order soon. I only have ONE of the original series that I need. JUST ONE. I'm so excited and can't wait to find it. Yes, I'm 40 years old and excited about that.
BOTTOM RIGHT: A catch-all shelf for bigger YA. Truth be told, it's my favorite shelf. I've loaned some books out to people and it's driving me nuts that some of my favorites aren't even in this photo.
Also on the book front, my son's school had a week-long Scholastic Book Fair a few weeks ago. I was a parent volunteer and worked a few days that week. I couldn't help myself, and I purchased these books.
Also on the books front at our house, cleaning off my son's bookshelf. He's growing older, and growing out of some of these books - like Stink, Jigsaw Jones and Magic Tree House. I'll be photographing and putting these up on eBay soon, so I think we have an almost complete set of Magic Tree House books. Those should bring a pretty penny.
So now you've got a little insight as to one of my biggest, most time consuming hobbies. Do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?
**DISCLAIMER** I was not paid for this post by anyone. I either purchased these products myself or was given it as a gift.