June 24, 2011

I need more arms

This is what happens when I go to the used bookstore.  I walk out with nine books.  And I only stopped at nine because I ran out of arms to hold them.

This should keep me busy for a little bit.  What are you all reading right now?  I'm always taking suggestions...for my next trip.

If you live in DC, my favorite used bookstore is Books for America in Dupont.  They're a wonderful non-profit that donates books to DC schools and shelters. Hardly anything in the store is over $4.  Plus, with all these bright minds in Washington, they've got an awesome selection.

32 comments:

  1. There is something about old bookstores that I just love, I think its the smell of the books!! I could spend hours in them!

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  2. Don't you love collecting books? Next time bring a basket :)
    xoxo
    -linh
    http://la-lalinh.blogspot.com

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  3. this reminds me of my mother and sister! they read like that all the time! me, not so much! lol

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  4. What a great haul! I'm reading The Great Gatsby and Huckleberry Finn at the moment :)

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  5. Book stores are dangerous... esp. used book stores.! I can EASILY get lost for hours. 3 Cups of Tea is one of my favorites... as is 'Brave New World''! I just started reading 'The Imperfectionists" by Tom Rachman and am throughly enjoying it so far.

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  6. looooooove used book stores. currently i'm reading something blue by emily giffin. my guilty pleasure is chick books hahaha

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  7. I love used book stores! I just read The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton and loved it! Which book are you going to start with??? Have funnnn.

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  8. reading 'the girl with the dragon tattoo' of Stieg Larsson! crazy scary... very well written!

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  9. i just finished "caleb's crossing" by geraldine brooks about the first native american to graduate from harvard. sounds boring but it was SUCH a compelling read!

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  10. Love used bookstores! But I have to restrict myself to just one book, because I never read them fast enough!
    Right now I'm reading through the Harry Potter series for the first time ever. I'm really enjoying it!

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  11. i love that bookstore! i always go there when i'm up there visiting my mom

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  12. I just started I hope they serve beer in hell! So far it's really funny!

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  13. I hear Three Cups of Tea is AWESOME. Let us know what you think!

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  14. I can't wait to go to that bookstore! What am I reading right now? Nothing. Sad, right? My metro commute is usually spent on personal and work email. My night time read is magazines right now. I subscribe to way to many, but love them oh so much :)

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  15. I loooove going into my local used bookstore, but it's always a dangerous proposition. I constantly see things and think "I've always meant to read that! $3? I'll take it!" They're also such a good place to find design/photography/coffee table books that you don't really want to spend fifty bucks on.

    I'm going on vacation soon and am planning on reading The Help. I know, I know I'm the last person to read it!

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  16. Just read Modoc and The Maybelline Story... Loved them both.

    I have so many "to-read" books, I think I should stay far, far away from used book stores (for a while, anyway :)).

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  17. Love books. My favorite place to be is in a bookstore of any kind :)

    I'm currently reading, "Water for Elephants." I'm finding it a bit slow, but I hate not finishing a book that I've started. Wish me luck! I'll keep you posted!

    Happy reading!

    xo Nadia

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  18. yes, buying used books is the best. Getting acquainted with my new city (houston), I just found a place called half-priced books and they've got it all!

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  19. okay not to feed into your addiction but seriously dude abebooks.com its like crack to me now adays with evertyhing I buy from there on a sad but true weekly basis

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  20. just arrived in uk on Thursday and have hit only one thrift store, tomorrow is phase two - a proper used book store...... i'm taking a bag lol

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  21. So, you already found my Q&A about re-read books... thanks for stopping by!

    Here are two other posts I did, about favorite books:

    http://www.thedailysnapshot.org/2011/01/best-in-books-2010.html

    http://www.thedailysnapshot.org/2010/06/read-this.html

    I hope this helps! Send some of your favorites my way too.

    Also, if I may mention, are you interested in being part of the Book Club Bloggers? Let me know if you want more info!

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  22. Oh I have so many books and never read them ha because I never get around to it. I'm currently reading The Host & I just bought Water for Elephants!

    Ashley Sloan

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  23. Wow! That's a whole lot of books! I love going to used book stores. You're so lucky to live in DC and have such a great selection! Happy reading!

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  24. ahh perfect way to spend the summer - reading in the sun:) Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    http://mstwirlyskirts.com

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  25. I've been to Books for America when I was interning in DC and loved it! DC has awesome bookstores.

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  26. Such a great pile of books! I read Life of Pi two summers ago, and loved it.

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  27. used book stores are my favorite hangout spots. looks like you've got an awesome little collection there! happy summer reading :)

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  28. Oh my gosh I love shopping for used books and getting waaaaayyy more books than actually have time to read! I'm currently reading Entre Nous, with Lunch in Paris, and Pride & Prejudice and Zombies on the backburner!

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  29. great great list!
    i'm going to be reading my summer assignments for senior year -___-
    handmaid's tale
    crime and punishment

    i just read The Road by Mccarthy and it's amazing but sad.

    xx

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  30. I feel ya, girl. I would be the same. :)

    I once read Milan Kundera and Gustave Flaubert. Ah, and of course Toni Morrison: it'll give you a hard time, but it's sooo worth it! :)

    Currently I'm re-reading The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - and I love it. So gripping and so witty. :)

    Enjoy the feast. XO.

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  31. I can tell you MOST of these books are incredibly awesome and worth reading :) I'm reading The Great Shark Hunt by HST, The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, and I'm about to start True Grit... Don't you just looooove books?!

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