I desperately need an intervention because buying books is just as addictive as reading them. I went looking for new releases today and found zilch. Nada. Nothing. I did find a couple of YA novels that looked really interesting. OK – I admit that one of the YA books that I bought was purchased after two parents went looking for the title with the bookseller and they were talking and stuff and I was like: what book are they talking about? They were buying Joan Bauer’s book, Rules of the Road. Have you had those moments? I am always nosey when it comes to people who rush in and buy a book that they heard was good. You can picture me in the background, easing close to hear what book they are talking about because I want it too. In that case, it was a non-fiction book and I don’t, really–uh–read those. OK. Moving on.
I went by Half Price Books to find some older LKH copies for my co-worker who I hooked on the series (inwardly cringing as she gets closer to the big plot change). Her excitement and joy will not last. I am being presumptive, of course. She may like the change, who knows. Anyway, while browsing, I looked around the store and spotted a clearance sign above boxes of books laid out nicely on tables. Looked closer and saw that there were some older romances in there from now defunct series that are still worth a few bucks. I found 8 books on the clearance table for $1 that I just couldn’t leave there:
- Give Me Tonight by Lisa Kleypas (The blinding passion that flamed between them lit a dazzling world of love) That was the subtext from the book just so you know that I didn’t make that up. This is a reader’s copy only with all pages intact, store stamps and yellowed pages. I think this book was rewritten under a different name but the first person to comment and tell us if it is or isn’t a rewrite, can have it. Free giveaway, yay. I looked online and this book asking price is $14.
- Susannah Morrow by Megan Chance (A Luminous Story of Love and Fear in Salem). I’d always wanted to read this book as I am a big fan of Chance’s work
- Gilliane by Roberta Gellis (Rosalynde Chronicles) I own them all except this one.
- Nanette, Love’s Duet and Married Past Redemption by Patricia Veryan. She writes regencies (my least favorite genre). I’ve always come across her books before and sold them but I’m keeping these. They looked interesting.
- Suffer a Sea Change by Celeste De Blasis. Ah, this one just looked like a good read and I’ve heard great things about this author. She’s deceased now and most of her books are getting pretty hard to find. She’s famous for her Swan Trilogy, I think.
Alas, that’s it. Any comments, criticisms and such – welcome.