Books Bought in January

January 2016 Bookhaul
January 2016 Bookhaul
    • Star Wars: Skywalker Strikes (Graphic Novel).  Paid full price, $20, at a comic book store.
    • The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower.  This one was a $1.99 kindle daily deal from Amazon.
    • The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.  $1.50 at local libraries used book store.  Another one I’ve been wanting to read for a very long time.  Now, I have a like new copy, still has the Costco price sticker on it ($9.49).
    • The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman.  $0.75.  Another used book find.  Another that has been on my list to read a long time!
    • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  I can’t remember exactly, but lets say 75 cents.  Another one I have wanted to read for a long time, I hope I get to it very soon!
    • The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz.  Last 3 bought for $3.75 at local used book store.
Arepagitica and Other Writings
My very own black Penguin Classic!
  • Areopagitica and Other Writings by John Milton.  I finally got my very own little black Penguin classic book.  I won it on Twitter and I love it!
  • The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis.  $3. I got this not because I’m catholic or even particularly religious, but this guy is a very different Pope from what I’ve read and this is supposed to be his mission statement of sorts.  I want to know what he wants to accomplish.
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.  Ever since seeing the movie, I’ve wanted to read the book.  I finally picked one up from a used book sale for fifty cents!
  • And finally, three beautiful books by Ian Fleming. Thunderball, Goldfinger and From Russia with Love.  These were $0.50 each.  Look at these, how could you say no?  These are actually really hard to find.  I looked on abebooks and they are not cheap or easy to find.  Something to keep any eye out for in the used bookstores.
    Ian Fleming Penguin Classics
    Ian Fleming Penguin Classics

    The take away from this is that I bought 12 books for $33.74 in one month.  It’s 2/9 and already I know there are at least 3 books that I have bought and I plan on visiting a book sale this Sunday.  This all tells me I need to slow down and I’m buying books faster than I can read them.  However, in the month of January I read 16 books.  It’s too bad I never seem to catch up.  Maybe, someday.

The other take away is that looking at these books again as I write about them makes me want to read them so bad!  I can’t wait to get to them.  I’m excited about it!