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?
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.