Without the love of books the richest man is poor, but endowed with this treasure the poorest man is rich. –Leon Gutterman

Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday Musings

"Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about book stores…

How do you choose what do buy from your local bookstore? Do you have a list, or just browse? What is the selection in your book store like? Do you find what you're looking for? Do you feel pressured to buy the kind of books the store makes prominent? (question courtesy of MizB)"

I decided to take a stab at Monday's Musings. This one's about one of my favorite passtimes--visiting bookstores!

I've seriously cut back on my purchases from bookstores and plan to try to keep my "hobby" in check this year, mostly because there are stacks and stacks overflowing to the floor. But when a "good deal" presents itself, it is hard to walk by.

My favorite bookstore is the Half Price Bookstore and I'm trying to limit my purchases to sale books only--50 cents--$3. I have a huge list of books I want to read (not kidding it is about 10 pages long) and if I see something on my list, I'll grab it. And then if I find something and the cover catches my eye, I can easily convince myself that it was put there just for me.

When I shop regular/new bookstores it is generally with a gift in mind, although about once a month while I am waiting for the boys I will go and inhale as much new booksmell as I possibly can. There again, I have a huge time passing up any sale, whether it is something on my list or not.

I never have a hard time finding "something" to buy. I don't feel "pressured" by the endcaps and displays, but it's the closeout sales that do me in every time.

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Mary said...

In the past, I haven't had much luck at the half-price bookstore. I'll have to give the one closest to me another chance. I like your blog colors. Normally, I wouldn't think pick with read would work, but it does!

Mary said...

Good heavens, that should be pink with red NOT pick with read, LOL. I really need to proof before I post.

Bluestocking said...

Keeping your "hobby" in check! Lol!

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Robin of My Two Blessings said...

I'm trying to keep my hobby or is it addiction in check this year. Right now, since I have a huge tbr pile it is working. Well see what happens in a couple months when the pile starts getting low. :)

Welcome to Monday Musings!

Rebecca said...

whoops, sorry about alerting you to fishpond :)

Welcome aboard! We always like new posters - hope to see you back next week!

lilly said...

It's been a long time since I bought anything at the bookstore.
I am looking forward to when I have enough money to go and buy some good, new books for myself without feeling guilty that there really is not much food in the fridge :-)