Thursday, August 14

Hello, my name is Summer...

I have bought more books in the last week than in the last ten years. And I'm worried it is becoming an addiction. In preparation for the arrival of The Grandparents, I cleaned our house from the top of the cheese-and-BBQ covered microwave we keep on top of our fridge, to the toybox bottom we haven't seen since two moves ago, and stumbled across a coupon for BookCloseouts.com. As mentioned a few posts ago, I've been reading the library's "Little House" series. When I saw how cheap their prices are, and realized the coupon expired that very day (kind of weird, huh?) I went nuts and got as many books in the series as they had available.

Then they started this $1 sale, and I went nuts again. Of course we need this book about Australia! Cultural awareness for $1!! And I want to buy The New International Webster's Pocket Medical and First Aid Dictionary of the English Language just to see how they fit the title on the cover. One dollar!!

There are coupons all over the place online. (Enter the coupon number ultimatecoupons-5 and password bookcloseouts.com to get $5 off an order of $35- that's five free books if you get them out of the promotion list!)

Ooh- I'm awful in bookstores. I'm like a kid in a candy store, while my kids are like... really bored.

I'm going to have to get some new-fangled filter for my computer now. Forget about porn, I'm in danger of bookstore exposure.

9 comments:

Breezi said...

Well, I am relieved at least you don't need a porn filter. However it might be tricky to get a book-filter. If you figure out how to do it, let me know... maybe there's an e-bay filter. That'd be nice!

By the way... do you want a cat (it comes with elves)

Cherry Tree said...

Great. The last thing I need is more books. Please don't encourage my bad habits!

BTW, I got a single mother scholarship to BYU. I wish I could say it is because I am truly amazing.

Ashley said...

I know exactly what you mean when you say your like a kid in a candy store when it comes to a book store, i could sit for hours in a bookstore and i could come out with about 500 books that i would probalby read within 500 days!! I LOVE reading!!

Michelle said...

read..what is that I used to do it so much until I had children and now I don't know what an adult book looks like!! lol!!congrats to you for wanting to keep as much reading material as possible in your house!! I would love to know more about how they fit the title on the book wonder how big the book really is?!

River said...

haha..."Hi, I'm Summer and I am a book-buying addict. I'm now down to one pack of books a week. It's been hard."

Magirk said...

You sound like me - I am definitely addicted to books. Except, I really don't wait for a $1 sale. I just buy books! I try to get them on sale if I can, but a book not being on sale will not prevent me from buying a book if I want it.

I like the pretty new blog design. ;-)

Megs said...

I did the same thing two days ago. Except, mine didn't include $1 items. I spent $80 at Barnes and Nobles. OUCH! I see and grab. Seriously...kids in candy stores. How did we become such nerdy readers? ALL OF US! Dallin reads all the books I buy! Including the romance novels!

Marsie Pants said...

Hi Summer. I miss you.

Sydney said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog from SITS! I loved your witty comments so thought I'd drop by for a visit. I'm bookmarking you! I'm a sucker for books too. Between swapping them with my mom, sister and sister-in-law, working in the same building as a Borders, and discovering Bookmooch, I have no less than 45 books on my stack waiting to be read. It will be years before I read all of them! Have you discovered goodreads.com? That's another addiction.
Oh, and yes, I LOVE blogging. It's so much fun! And I just love meeting cool new people! I hope you'll be back to visit again!