Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Oh noes!!!

Last week I received a very distressing phone call: my new-to-me favorite used book store is closing. NO FAIR!!! I just found them! Finally, a used book store that would buy and sell romance novels. This is SO not cool. The owners are wonderful, though. They were calling to let me know that they are closing at the end of July and to remind me that I still had a $4 credit from my last visit when I sold them some books. How great is that? Oh, and everything is 50% off.

So, of course I had to head straight over. I really have zero self control.

Over an hour after walking through the doors I left victorious. I had spent my $4 credit. After adding an additional $12 to that total, I carried out 9 books. NINE BOOKS for only $12 out of my pocket. I feel horrid that they are closing, but.... dude! Mother load!!!

What did I pick up?

1) Lawless
An old/classical Nora Roberts historical. Historical? Yup. I just finished reading it. I'll probably put up a nutshell review soon.

2) Kiss of Darkness by Heather Graham
Dude, it is about vampires. How could I pass it up?

3) My Lord Conqueror by Samantha James
For some reason I felt that I had heard her name bandied about. I hope it was for a good reason. If not, it only cost me $1.50

4) Realm of Shadows by Shannon Drake
um... paranormal. Yes, I am an addict. I don't think I have read any of her books yet, so this should be a first.

5) The Awakening by L.A. Banks
Dude, the main character is a vampire huntress and a SPOKEN WORD ARTIST. Whuh??!?!!

6) A Taste of Crimson by Marjorie M. Liu
Another author whose name I have heard often.

7) The River Knows by Amanda Quick
I love her contemporaries as Jayne Ann Krentz. I am starting to lose my love for her historicals as Quick. I am hoping this one may change my opinion.

8) Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
As the author says, the story is basically what would happen if Brittney Spears lost it all (hahaha!) and ended up having to work as an assistant dorm director for and undergrad dorm. Oh. And there is the pesky business of a dead body in the dorms.

9) If I Pay Thee Not In Gold by Piers Anthony & Mercedes Lackey
OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!! I read this book YEARS ago when I was 16 years old, working in a book store. I told everyone how great it was. It has since gone out of print and I have been searching for it for the past 10 years. I think I let out a squeal in the store when I saw it on the shelf. ::happy dance::

So tomorrow I have a second visit planned. I am playing tour guide to one of our own. What better place to take her than my favorite Chicago used book store? They are already holding one book for me. I wonder what else I will find.


Aymless said...

Sad to hear that your used book store is shutting down. I love mine and have found another with a huge romance section, they both have separate sections for the paranormal romance (that's so cool).

Be careful of the LA Banks. Awakening is part of her vampire huntress series. Awakening is book 2. Check here for complete list.

Anonymous said...

Mwuhahahaha I shall clean them out! I bought the first LA Banks because I saw she went to my university - but the business school. Someone creative graduated from Wharton??? How is that possible? (Donald Trump is the classic Whartonite.) So I had to see what her book was like. And it's still sitting on my shelf. Waiting. Whoops. One of these days.

Shannon said...

Aymless- Thank you! I have a bad case of Series OCD. If I had started reading it and realized it was book 2... eek!

Ciara- Mr. Wonderful is going to hate me after today, isn't he? :)

Carolyn Jean said...

What a fine and adventurous selection. I SO want to see this vampire huntress spoken word artist book reviewed!

Sucks that the store is closing! Sigh.

Tracy said...

Sorry to hear your used book store is closing - but it's very cool that they called you to let you know.

Great haul sister! Don't you just love finding great stuff? Enjoy!

Kate said...

A Nora Roberts historical? I can't wait for the review.