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message 1: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
I'm a sucker for a used book sale. I just picked up two cook books from the library for $2.


message 2: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) You are cracking me up Joseph! I am going to be stopping by the Dollar Store and a brand new 25,000 sq ft Goodwill to see if they have any hidden treasures!:) Keep your fingers crossed :)


message 3: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments Cheap cookbooks i love. I got a giant over 500 pages of these cookie recipes for like 4 bucks at Acmoore. and i got a hamburger cookbook (all types of ways to make hamburgers) for 2 book in borders when they have sales. well i like anything cheap really


message 4: by Unapologetic_Bookaholic (last edited Aug 03, 2009 08:12AM) (new)

Unapologetic_Bookaholic I have a couple books awaiting in my online shopping cart. Though I am going to try and wait for "reward" I am really looking forward to these books.

I recently bought Seven Nights of Sin by Lacey Alexander and Menagerie by Lara Santiago for a friend in a swap contest.


message 5: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) So my stop at Dollar Tree was a bust, but I hit paydirt at the goodwill, I bought 6 books last friday, technically it was still July so I ended up with over 20 books purchased in July.... But here is what I ended up with:

Personal Demon
Prodigal Son
City of Night
The Hunted
The Bitten
The Damned


message 6: by Joseph (last edited Aug 04, 2009 12:06PM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Nice buys you guys. Feel free to add them to the group's August bookshelf: http://www.goodreads.com/group/booksh...


message 7: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments I got a 40% off coupon in my email today from borders! this is so not helping me control my book buying. You just can't pass up a coupon like that. It looks like ill be back at borders. They should really know my name by now.


message 8: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Lauren, I know what you mean. When I saw that in my email I started to panic. I try to keep to my shopping list, but a 40% off coupon is SO hard to pass up. How about this, I'll help you not to feel bad about using it if you help me not to feel bad. :-)
P.S. At my local Borders, they do know my name. I get greeted by the cashiers as I walk in. lol


message 9: by Anne (new)

Anne (booklover6) I got the coupon, and had to go use it. I got the newest Lora Leigh book Bengal's Heart. I also grabbed 2 books from the $1 rack. This month I have also bought books from B&N.com and from bookdepository.com. Still waiting on all of those.


message 10: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments Joseph wrote: "Lauren, I know what you mean. When I saw that in my email I started to panic. I try to keep to my shopping list, but a 40% off coupon is SO hard to pass up. How about this, I'll help you not to ..."


sounds like a plan. I decided no more books unless i have a 40% off coupon. I even know what book im gonna look for so i can get in and out with getting side tracked by the $1 books when you walk in.



message 11: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Lauren wrote: "Joseph wrote: "Lauren, I know what you mean. When I saw that in my email I started to panic. I try to keep to my shopping list, but a 40% off coupon is SO hard to pass up. How about this, I'll ..."

Lauren, that's my plan. I never buy from Borders unless I have a coupon, but this one is really burning a hole in my pocket. You see %25 or %30 off every so often, but %40? I talked myself out of stopping there after work today, but I don't know if I'll be able to convince myself to do that again tomorrow. Wish me luck, towards achieving or not achieving going, I'm not sure. lol




message 12: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments Haha
Joseph, I went to borders but I swear its the last time unless I have a 40% off coupon. I have about
3 stacks of UNREAD books that I really must get down before I go buy another book. We need a 12step program.


message 13: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Lauren wrote: "Haha
Joseph, I went to borders but I swear its the last time unless I have a 40% off coupon. I have about
3 stacks of UNREAD books that I really must get down before I go buy another book. We n..."


Lauren, maybe, but a twelve-step in what direction? lol



message 14: by LooLoo (new)

LooLoo Well I went to Borders and took hubby so I could get two books wit the 40% off. I bought Destined For An Early Grave and Faefever. That brings this weeks grand total of books bought to 19. On top of that I am watching about 10 more books on eBay. I need some serious help!!!!


message 15: by Lauren (last edited Aug 07, 2009 07:45PM) (new)

Lauren | 106 comments Joseph wrote: "Lauren wrote: "Haha
Joseph, I went to borders but I swear its the last time unless I have a 40% off coupon. I have about
3 stacks of UNREAD books that I really must get down before I go buy ano..."


12 steps away from the bookstore lol


message 16: by Kyle (new)

Kyle Borland (kgborland) Looloo wrote: "Well I went to Borders and took hubby so I could get two books wit the 40% off. I bought Destined For An Early Grave and Faefever. That brings this weeks grand total of books bought to 19. On to..."

hey looloo is keeping up with me!! yay! :D


message 17: by Joseph (last edited Aug 08, 2009 06:31PM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Okay, I finally succumbed to the pressure, at least partially. I did go to Borders to use my 40% off coupon to buy Wicked Plants The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities, but that is all I walked out with, even after looking at all the specials tables and the other shelves. I swore I would not buy anything at Borders without a coupon, no matter how much I wanted to.
On the other hand, I also walked out of the library today with four used books. That makes five books my total purchase quota for this month. So far.


message 18: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Looloo wrote: "Well I went to Borders and took hubby so I could get two books wit the 40% off. I bought Destined For An Early Grave and Faefever. That brings this weeks grand total of books bought to 19. On to..."

Looloo, this is not working right! We're supposed to be trying to help each other stop buying so much, not buy more! lol. I convinced my sister to go back with me to Borders today so I could use two more 40% off coupons to get the two other books I wanted: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The Jewel of Medina. That makes seven for me now. We don't need 12 steps away, we need 120! lol


message 19: by Kyle (new)

Kyle Borland (kgborland) I haven't bought any since wednesday!!!! Im so proud of myself lol


message 20: by LooLoo (new)

LooLoo Sorry Joseph, lol. I'm an enabler.

Way to go Kyle!

I fell off the wagon again. I just bought 4 more books off eBay. I think that brings my total to 23 for Aug. and it's only the 9th of the month. This must stop!


message 21: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments Wow Looloo thats a lot so far hehehe.
My goal is to read all the unread books I own first unless there is a good deal or sale that I must go to. I have about 3 stacks haven't counted them all but i would at least 20 of them are unread. im calling it the book spending diet! haha


message 22: by Schnaucl (new)

Schnaucl | 43 comments Lauren wrote: "Wow Looloo thats a lot so far hehehe.
My goal is to read all the unread books I own first unless there is a good deal or sale that I must go to. I have about 3 stacks haven't counted them all but ..."


I'm trying to read one library book and then one book I own but haven't read. Sometimes I'm better at it than others. So far it's 157 library books to 111 books I own but hadn't read.


message 23: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments I counted them last night and there is 43 i own that i have not read. I have some really good ones too where i should not need to buy any the rest of the month at least. Unless there is a fantastic sale somewhere


message 24: by Schnaucl (new)

Schnaucl | 43 comments Lauren wrote: "I counted them last night and there is 43

I think I have 137ish. They have their own bookcase. They sit there and taunt me.



message 25: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments Schnaucl wrote: "Lauren wrote: "I counted them last night and there is 43

I think I have 137ish. They have their own bookcase. They sit there and taunt me.
"


haha they taunt you....




message 26: by Schnaucl (new)

Schnaucl | 43 comments Lauren wrote: haha they taunt you....

They totally do! And then get all mad when I read one of the many books I have out from the library. But I've been getting the latest book in most of the series I'm following from the library, plus library books have a due date, unlike books I own so they tend to get read first. But then I feel guilty when I buy a book because I already own so many I've never read.




message 27: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments Schnaucl wrote: "Lauren wrote: haha they taunt you....

They totally do! And then get all mad when I read one of the many books I have out from the library. But I've been getting the latest book in most of the se..."



I understand. I have alot at home too that when i go out and come home with another books its like ok did i really need that book right now with all these others sitting here..

As for the library... I like to own my books cause its too much pressure for me to read with a time limit hehehe. Plus my library doesn't ever have what I want at the time.



message 28: by Joseph (last edited Aug 11, 2009 10:36AM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Schnaucl wrote: "Lauren wrote: "I counted them last night and there is 43

I think I have 137ish. They have their own bookcase. They sit there and taunt me.
"


You guys got me curious. Check out this poll I made to find out from our group what the range of unread books we own are among us: http://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/22...




message 29: by Schnaucl (new)

Schnaucl | 43 comments Joseph wrote: "You guys got me curious. Check out this poll I made to find out from our group what the range of unread books we own are among us: http://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/22225..."

Are you going to have a separate poll for non-fiction books?

I think the results will be interesting!



message 30: by Joseph (last edited Aug 11, 2009 03:18PM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Schnaucl wrote: "Joseph wrote: "You guys got me curious. Check out this poll I made to find out from our group what the range of unread books we own are among us: http://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/22225..."

Are ..."


Sure, will do. In fact, anyone can make a poll. Feel free to do so or to start another thread of discussion among the topics here.




Unapologetic_Bookaholic Sending invites will get everyone to vote, but that/s interesting to think about.


message 32: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments I have an adding books addiction too. Gees all morning I must have added about 30 books. Wonder how many i can add in the afternoon.


message 33: by Anne (new)

Anne (booklover6) I ordered from a place online called bookdepository.com. It says on the site free world wide shipping. My books came today, and they came from the UK! I was surprised. I got Dominicfor $9, Destined for an Early Grave for $4, and Sweet Persuasion for 7.49. Those are good prices! With no shipping fee!


message 34: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) Lauren wrote: "Haha
Joseph, I went to borders but I swear its the last time unless I have a 40% off coupon. I have about
3 stacks of UNREAD books that I really must get down before I go buy another book. We n..."


Good luck with that Lauren!! LOL :P


message 35: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments I know right. I think I have to an escort with me when I leave my house and go to the store.


message 36: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) Lauren wrote: "I counted them last night and there is 43 i own that i have not read. I have some really good ones too where i should not need to buy any the rest of the month at least. Unless there is a fantastic..."

LOL @ Lauren! You are killing me!


message 37: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) Lauren wrote: "I know right. I think I have to an escort with me when I leave my house and go to the store. "

Yes I think you do! I'm sure your hubby would be a good escort LOL :P


message 38: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments He is a great escort. usually he is pulling my arms saying no not that way deer. or pretending to put blinders on me so I can't see anything. And those are just stores like target. I have to sneak out to the actual book store


message 39: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) Lauren wrote: "He is a great escort. usually he is pulling my arms saying no not that way deer. or pretending to put blinders on me so I can't see anything. And those are just stores like target. I have to sneak..."

LOL! See you DO need an escort whenever you leave work or your house LOL, LOL


message 40: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments haha i do. Im a mess. oh and some of the books I added today OMG i just must have them. Those covers!


message 41: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
My Achille's heal got me again. I withdrew a bunch more books at the library and ended up taking home two of them. And then this morning I see Borders is offering another 40% off coupon for any paperback! It's got me wondering if Borders is really hurting, they seem to offering so many deals lately. I hope they are ok, but if they aren't, they are certainly getting plenty of help from me. lol


message 42: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments Joseph I saw that coupon too. I litterly said a really bad word when I saw that. But Im trying to be strong.
I said my next book to but would be Covet and that comes out at the end of september.


message 43: by LooLoo (new)

LooLoo LOL! I was about to leave for the store when I saw the new Borders coupon. It's just right down the road from where I'm going. What to buy, what to buy...


message 44: by Joseph (last edited Aug 13, 2009 08:01AM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Lauren wrote: "Joseph I saw that coupon too. I litterly said a really bad word when I saw that. But Im trying to be strong.
I said my next book to but would be Covet and that comes out at the end..."


I feel the same way. I want to get
Living with the Dead in paperback, but that does not come out until later this month.
But then again, 40% off a paperback is hard to pass up. I'm sure if I just go browsing, I'll find something, which may or may not be such a good thing. lol


message 45: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments Joseph wrote: "Lauren wrote: "Joseph I saw that coupon too. I litterly said a really bad word when I saw that. But Im trying to be strong.
I said my next book to but would be Covet and that comes..."


Its so hard to pass up. I acutally didn't print my coupon yet. I am too chicken to delete it but so far strong enough not to print it.



message 46: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) LOL @ Lauren!! DON"T DO IT!!! :P


message 47: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments Susan wrote: "LOL @ Lauren!! DON"T DO IT!!! :P"

Haha Im staying strong.


message 48: by Schnaucl (new)

Schnaucl | 43 comments Joseph wrote: "I'm sure if I just go browsing, I'll find something, which may or may not be such a good thing. lol "

I find when I go to a bookstore I either find about 20 books I want to buy or they all sound the same and none of them sound appealing. I have no idea why that is.

I don't like Borders as much as I used to. I used to love their book displays, I thought they were much, much better than B&N's book displays. Now they're more equal and less interesting. A sign of the financial times, I'm afraid.



message 49: by Joseph (last edited Aug 13, 2009 04:16PM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
I don't know if you're gonna be proud or upset with me, but I went into Borders after work today with that 40% off paperbacks coupon, pulled off the shelves a couple of books I would like to own, and decided that just because I had the money and just because I had that coupon did not mean I should buy a book I hadn't planned on, so I walked out empty handed. Please tell me I did the right thing. :-(


message 50: by Schnaucl (new)

Schnaucl | 43 comments Joseph wrote: "and decided that just because I had the money and just because I had that coupon did not mean I should buy a book I hadn't planned on, so I walked out empty handed. Please tell me I did the right thing."

I admire your restraint.




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