Hoarders, Books Edition : Thrifting Ain't Easy
Let me tell you why it's not easy:
- Because the books are cheap, you literally have to force yourself not to empty the shelves and into your cart.
- Because you have the memory of a bird, you have to be careful not to take a book home that you already have.
- You lack self control. (See reason#1).
This is what I've been doing the past month or so. I've found myself perusing the shelves of several thrift stores in the city with the excuse of looking for a specific book. After reading Stephen King's If It Bleeds, I have the itch to read four of the books featured in his short story collection: The Outsider and the Bill Hodges Trilogy. But I somehow end up going home with something that I was not looking for. That's okay. There's no greater feeling than finding that book you're looking for. Unfortunately, I only managed to find the first book in the Bill Hodges trilogy, so I may have to either keep looking or suck it up and buy the books new. After perusing my own shelves, I realized that I already owned Mr. Mercedes. So now, I have two copies.
During my stroll along the aisles of the thrift stores, I also picked up a few classics:
Who knows when will I be able to read these? *shrugs*
What about you? Have you found some good books while thrifting lately?