Book Outlet‘s Boxing Day sale is pretty much impossible for a book lover to resist. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. It’s not a personal weakness. No way!
I have WAY too many books on my shelves, but whenever this sale comes around, I suddenly find way more books that I need now! And they totally get me with their “spend X dollars to get Y dollars off” because I’m always so close to that next level—of course I need to find a few more books.
That was the case with this latest haul. I managed to get $30 off (by getting my cart up to $75). I know I’m being a slave to marketing, but this is one of those cases where I just can’t bring myself to mind. When I figure out what I spent per book it’s only $2.68 per book—that’s less than I’d spend on postage to trade books with someone!
Besides—and here’s where you guys come in—there are so many books that you’ve let me know I’m missing out on. I need these books!
Here’s my Book Outlet Boxing Day haul (I got all of this for $45.63):
Okay, I can’t blame you guys for all of these, but most of them I bought because I specifically remember a review (or two) from you folks where you raved about the book.
Here are a few specific examples (if you click on the blog links, you’ll see the that blogger’s review of the book mentioned; clicking on the book title will bring you to Goodreads):
- Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit brought The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love to my attention and it stuck out to me as a cute read. I’ve kept it in mind ever since.
- EVERYONE raved about The Unexpected Everything when it came out.
- Victoria @ A Bookish Secret is doing a readalong of the Falling Kingdoms Series, so I needed to buy Gathering Darkness! (I’m behind on the readalong, of course… sigh.)
- Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog raved about All the Missing Girls
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight assured me that I NEED to read The Love that Split the World (and I’d trust her with my bookish life—trust me, that’s a heavy statement, indeed). She also really enjoyed The Smell of Other People’s Houses (along with Cait @ Paper Fury)
- EVERYONE seemed to love Alex, Approximately!
- The others are all either sequels to books I already own that you’ve all raved about (but I haven’t necessarily read… ’cause, yeah…), written by authors I already love (SJ Kincaid, Emery Lord, Jessi Kirby) or really cheap (Hexed and Charmed were both books I was already intrigued by and they were less than a dollar each!!)
So, I can’t really be held accountable for my book buying, can I? I think it’s definitely your fault. And Book Outlet‘s fault. Darn them for amazing sales!
Oh, I might as well also show you my recent Barnes & Noble purchase. This one’s your fault too. (Just so you know.)
I mostly blame this purchase on the Les Misérables Chapter-a-Day Read-along. But the rest of you guys can take some of the credit too—from flaunting your pics of the HP Illustrated editions. And my daughter saw the movie Wonder with friends and loved it, and I had a $5 Barnes & Noble coupon and wanted free shipping, so… Yeah, I had to do it.
Anyway, in case my husband asks why I have more piles of books on my bookcase, you’ll all vouch for me, right? It’s not my fault—you’re to blame. You and Book Outlet and Barnes & Noble. I’m just an innocent bystander.