Friday, April 29, 2011

I'm doomed.

Like I need more books, right? I'm doomed.

Tomorrow is the annual Ladies Auxillary Book Sale in my hometown. The ENTIRE ice arena is filled with tables of books. Tomorrow is the last day and for the morning from 8-12 it is only $4 for a bag. A BAG! After 12, it is free! FREE!

Why does this happen one month before BEA?

This event is fun and stressful at the same time. I get excited and continue filling up bags. Last year I agreed on ONE bag. I got FOUR.

Oh well...this is my destiny. To live surrounded my books that I may never read. Reading From My Shelves Project be damned.

sigh.

red headed book child

20 comments:

Mystica said...

How does one walk away from tables of books. And reasonably priced I presume!! Just give in and be happy.

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

yeah tell me about it. I was talking to my DH about BEA, and I going to have a friend send books from there since I can't make it. I only asking for 9 books but I have feeling it will higher.

My dh says we aren't a library. :(

Tiny Library said...

I'm on a book buying ban at the moment and doing well but I don't have any temptation as big as this! I did resist a library book sale the other day where books were only 10p, and that took a lot.

Michelle at Clover Hill Book Reviews said...

That's so cool!!! Last time I went to a book sale we got there four hours late, not realizing it wasn't an all day event ...but four bags?! I predict the need of a shopping trolley or bag with wheels ;)

Jill said...

This is why I never escape my clutter. Book sales! I remember when I was younger buying a bag and managing to read it all. That hasn't happened in years and I can't part with a book I still might want to read so I have way too many books! I'm sure you'll discover some gems!

Marce said...

That is hilarious. Go in with a plan or you will be doomed, doomed and excited :-)

Tell me you have a Wishlist, take that, go in with specifics or you will end up with 4 bags again.

Bev Hankins said...

You're in good company....I think this is a problem that most of us in the book-blogging world share. I know I have no restraint when it comes to these things.....

Have fun! I wish I had one to go to...

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Tiny LIbrary, you are the only one I don't have an email for so I am responding here. I am impressed with your strength in resisting buying books. Usually I am pretty good but these darn cheap sales are hard to resist.

Gigi Ann said...

Oh! I am so there with you, I love buying books, even though I keep saying I am not buying anymore books. But how can you pass up a bargain like that. Have a fun time with your bags and bags of books. ; ) Happy Reading...

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Sounds fun! What a great problem to have :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

LOL
Sounds like you need more shelves :)

Misha said...

Temptation never ends for a book lover. How we suffer! ;)

Heather said...

Yep, you're doomed.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I feel you, girl! Think we need a support group? *L* I finally have all my books moved out of the old house. I have put away most of the non-fiction, but ALL the fiction books are still in boxes. I think I'm going to take a picture of the mountain of boxes for my readers' enjoyment. =O) I just won three Amazon gift certs in the past two weeks so I have about 5 books on the way from there and my monthly used books sale is in two weeks. Speaking of husbands, I have to give mine props. He loaded (albeit with a hand truck), hauled and stacked all these books with hardly a complaint. I'll have to remember that next time I get mad at him!

Have fun at your sale!

StephTheBookworm said...

Where do you live? I'm coming! lol

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I am just as pathetic. I donated about 50 unread books in April and am now looking forward to the May library booksale around the 20th...LOL

Ryan G said...

I'll be intersted in seeing wha tyou pick up. Have fun.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

LOL I feel your Doom.... I was at Barnes and Noble in St Cloud today.... bought two books.... why hwy why......I have plenty to read at home and yeah... there is BEA....

GMR said...

-reads post- *GASP* _faints from excitement_
(Have a blast! You know you can never have too many books...hehe) ^_^

Tipsy - tipsyreader.com said...

Lol. This is our Fate, Michelle. To live surrounded by books!