Yesterday I shared a long-winded and kind of pointless story of my interviews at Barnes and Noble and how it lead me to apply at Half Priced Books. (No, In the last 12 hours I have not heard from them. Boo.)
Well, while I was at HPB I did some shopping and may have bought too many books on my ramen-budget. But the important thing is, I bought “new” books!
These books were bought during my first and second trips ever to the store, and I have to say that I am absolutely blown away at the variety, quality and prices of their books. It’s one of my favorite book shops now!
The first one, Esio Trot by Roald Dahl.
Not going to lie, I started freaking out when I saw this. I haven’t seen a copy of Esio Trot since I was in 4th grade (roughly 10 years ago). So I bought it because it is a sweet love story involving a turtle. It was $1.99 and still in good condition!
The second book, The Twits by Roald Dahl.
For those of you who don’t know, Roald Dahl is my favorite author. I also happen to be very passionate about adults reading children’s and grade-school novels. This short novel is about Mr. and Mrs. Twit who are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest twits in the world. They also happen to hate everything. This was $1.99
The third book, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
At HPB, there was a back-to-school table filled with required reading material. Don’t shun me when I say this, but I have never read a novel by either of the Bronte sisters or Jane Austen *Gasp!* I know. It’s awful. But this magical table had so many classics with modern and pretty covers, I HAD to buy them.
Here’s a fun fact about me, I like pretty books. When I decide to buy a book, I do my research to find the prettiest (to me) cover of the book to purchase. These classics are gorgeous! This copy was $3.99
The fourth book, Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
Yay! I finally own a Jane Austen novel! This somehow makes me feel validated as a book nerd. I’m excited to read it. Price- $3.99
The fifth book, Emma by Jane Austen.
I thoroughly enjoy the 1996 movie with Gwyneth Paltrow s Emma, so I wanted to read the book. This isn’t my favorite cover that I’ve seen, but it’s still pretty. (Yes, I really am this petty). Price -$3.99
The sixth book, and last of the classic, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.
“You have bewitched me body and soul and I love, I love, I love you”
Be still me heart! How I love me some Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen action. I’m sorry, but the 2005 movie is where it’s at. BUT… I’ve never actually read the book. I’ve read retellings, but not the actually novel. I personally think there’s something wrong with that.
I’m so excited about finally owning this novel that I’ve been playing with the idea of doing a Pride and Prejudice themed month! Pride and Prejudice themed recipes, the original novel, retellings, tea party.
Anybody with me?
And finally, the last book I bought was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.
I AM SO EXCITED TO READ THIS BOOK. I just finished the Goblet of Fire and oh, the tears I cried.
I hope ya’ll enjoyed this book haul. I want to hear from you!
Have you read any of these books?
Have you gone shopping for books recently? Put a link to your haul in the comments.
See ya Later Book Nerds!