Yesterday, I went to one of our local bookstores to look around. Whenever I go to bookstores, I always look at the clearance tables/shelves. Sometimes, there’s not much on clearance that interests me. Other times, there are multiple books I want to buy. Today was a goldmine day full of good deals —no, not just good deals…EXCELLENT deals. Look at this stack!
Ok. So for awhile I have been debating whether or not I wanted to attempt reading a Louise Penny book. I have had one of her books sitting on my shelf for a long time. It was a bargain priced book on the clearance table of a local bookstore and I bought it. But I had heard that you really need to read the Inspector Gamache series in order. So it’s just been sitting on my shelf and I haven’t been able to decide if I wanted to take the plunge and try this series. As a highly sensitive person (HSP), I am usually pretty hesitant to read crime novels and murder mysteries. For quite a few months now, I’ve been asking others what they thought of the Louise Penny Inspector Gamache books (they are wildly popular) and what the books are like. Yet, I still couldn’t decide if I wanted to try this series. Emma at Words and Peace finally convinced me to give them a try. And I am now reading the first book Still Life. So far I love it! Well, imagine how excited I was when I found not one, not two, but THREE hardback edition Louise Penny books in the Inspector Gamache series on clearance yesterday at the bookstore! I snatched them up rather quickly and bought them. 🙂 Add those to the other hardback book I already own and I now have the following 4 Louise Penny books in hardback!
Yes, I am just a wee bit excited about this…..I know that I’m just getting a handful of books in the series. But I was tickled to get any of them for such a cheap price because I looked into checking out several of the first few books in the series at my local library and a number of them had at least a 6 month wait. Eeeek! In fact, the copy of Still Life I’m reading is the ebook. The library wait was 6 months for it and Amazon had the ebook for $2.99 the other day. So I bought it.
Also in my stack of book finds is Victoria by Daisy Goodwin. My husband and I are fans of the current PBS series “Victoria” and so I thought this might be a book I would enjoy reading.
Finally, the other book in my stack of book finds is Celtic Tales of Magic and Enchantment by Liam Mac Uistin. My husband and I both have Celtic roots in our heritage. We have read a lot about the land and culture. And we listen to a lot of Celtic music too. So I thought this little book would be fun to read!
All of these books in my stack of book finds are hardback editions and they were all $3-$5 each! $3-$5!!! Yep, I’m just a tad bit excited about that!
Now….where to put the books…hmmm……
I guess it’s time to rearrange the bookshelves to see if I can fit all these books somewhere. 🙂