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Adventures in Book Hoarding!

Oops, I did it again…

0430 Paperback StackYou will hear a lot about the local area in this blog. This particular post is about a wonderful town across the Columbia River from mine, Cascade Locks, Oregon. This community hosted city-wide yard & garage sales this past weekend.

I may or may not have picked up a few things; Needless to say, my TBR (to-be-read) list is growing in impossible ways. Aside from the many random books, I scored big on one stop:

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Yes, they’re all basically in brand new condition. I believe Fire-Starter and Carrie are first editions. I am a complete Harry Potter nerd, and Stephen King fangirl, so this particular sale was like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for me.

0430 VintageI also picked up some older books. There was a copy of Wuthering Heights, because, hey, you can’t have too many copies, am I right? I snagged the Bracebridge Hall book because I loved the cover. Yes, I judge books by their covers, but that’s a longer conversation for another post, I’m afraid. The Faulkner, O’Neil & Steinbeck book is from a Nobel Prize collection set. It’s older, and it has beautiful color illustrations in it.

The real treasure, though, is really special to me, and I can’t wait to tell you the story behind it in my review tomorrow. Please stay tuned by subscribing and come back tomorrow to read all about it.

Before you go, tell me about your favorite bookish treasure! Where did you find it? I want to know!

 

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Book Hoarding – It’s a thing.

I might have a problem.

I seem to be unable to leave a bookstore without at least two books in hand.

Not such a terrible problem, one might think, only two books, except that I went to three stores today, and came home with twelve books.

It all started because I had a planning meeting for my trip to Italy this summer. The meeting was up the gorge in White Salmon, Washington, about 30 minutes from home. I decide that “on my way” to the meeting, I would pop into each of the Columbia River Gorge bookstores that I knew about, and just experience them briefly.

I had the best of intentions. No, really, I did. Browse, observe, make mental notes. When I hit pavement on Oak Street in Hood River, I was resolute that I wasn’t buying ANYTHING.

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