Whenever I have Sundays off Cy and I do pretty much the same thing. We get up (usually hungover, and this past weekend was no different) and sometimes go to church (although, I don't think we have been together since before Christmas) and then we go get some breakfast or lunch.
After that we go to Half Price Books. Ahhhhhh, heaven on Earth.
I introduced Cy to this store when we met and it's become sort of a tradition for us. First we walk over to the "newer" section, then to the dvds and then we usually separate. I go to the fiction section and he goes to the section with the biographies on US presidents.
This time I finished shopping first and headed over to find Cy. I got distracted though... I was distracted by.... A NEW FICTION SECTION! (Yes, that deserved to be shouted) There were two glorious sections full of books that I had been pining for. Usually I'm pretty unimpressed with their selection, but this time I was like a kid in a candy store. I don't know where these came from! I know they turn a lot of people away that try to sell books because they just don't have the space for it, so I'm wondering if these were stored somewhere? This particular location of Half Price Books is actually moving to a larger space down the street soon and I cannot wait!
I was in the section for a good 20-25 minutes and since it was new Cy didn't know where I was. He said he circled the store at least two times before finding me. Once he did his eyes about bugged out of his head because I had an armful of books. I put some back though...
Here is what I decided needed to come home with me:
Two books by Nicholas Sparks. Since, you know, my love for Mr. Sparks has been restored.
The Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky. Shannon was reading this last week and raved about it, so when I saw it I knew I had to buy it.
I bought Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld since the copy I read was borrowed from the library. Curtis Sittenfeld has become one of my absolute favorite authors and I hate that she only has three titles out. I want more from her!
Then I bought Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult replacing the copy I bought when it first came out. I lent it to a friend and never got it back. :( Don't you hate that? That's the worst thing you can do to a booklover.
I have been buying books like crazy lately. Last year I did so good on my "no buying books" commitment and so far in 2010 I have probably bought more books than I bought in all of 2009! Sigh.
I seriously cannot stop thinking about this new section of the store. It was awesome! Think lots of chick lit and popular contemporary authors... I considered going back again today, but I think five books is plenty.
Do you buy or borrow more? Do you have a Half Price Books near you?