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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

A Good Buy is Always a Good Thing!

After having read Sarah Waters The Little Stranger I decided to send for Fingersmith... would you believe I got this hardback used copy, on Amazon, for a grand total of 4.55 !!  That's including the 3.99 for shipping!  And it's in fabulous condition!!

Just don't ask me when I will get to it!... I just know it will be this winter !!!

I have to stop sending for books.  Seriously.  I really can't afford what I am doing and it will catch up with me.  I can, of course, still get books from Goodwill and Thrift shops! So it's not like I can't get any... however I've got to stop or at least come to a CRAWL with books on line.  Sometimes, (sometimes????) it's just hard, ya know?!  Especially when a book like this cost less than one would be on the "sale" racks at the store!  And so my tbr pile grows once again...

And why have I such a horrendous tbr pile? Why it's because of Carl of course!.. ..and Chris.. and Debi.. and ..and..and everyone else's blog that makes me add to my wish list! lol...


Blogger Debi said...

OMGosh, that looks like a pristine copy! I can definitely see why the temptation was too great--like you said you can't get a book that inexpensively on the bargain table.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Cath said...

Fingersmith is a very clever, twisty turny story and you'll be taken by surprise, I guarantee, as you get into the plot. I was!

I hear what you're saying about book buying, Pat, I really do. But I can't help but feel that you need something in your life and the books you're buying are all on offer or from the thrift shop. You're not spending $100 a week on booze or something, just a small sum on books that give you a lot of pleasure and that you can keep and reread etc. Try not to be too hard on yourself, sis.

7:45 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

debi: you are supposed to yell at me not agree with me! lol lol

Cath: ah good to have you say how good Fingersmith is!! There are months when "the next book" comes out to the series I read and I've spent 25-50 dollars in one month! I could easily do that every month seeing as the "new hardbacks" are generally 17 or 18 dollars and ya books 12-14 dollars each.. sigh. I need to live next door to you so we can each get books we both like and them swap them! we'd buy 1/2 the amount of books! (yeah right..I doubt that LOL)

8:57 AM  
Anonymous daphne said...

I loved this one soooo much. I hope you enjoy it! I hear you about the book costs. I stopped buying books unless I couldn't find them at any of the libraries I have connections with. I use the online request thingie WAY more than the average user, I am sure!! And even then I go for the cheapest way possible, either thrift stores or the library sales or sometimes, only sometimes, ordering them online. But ohhhh, so tempting...

5:23 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

daphne: yes, I've heard nothing but good about this book! thanks for the reinforcement!
We all have the same weakness..books!!!!

5:57 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I don't think you will be sorry you bought this one. It is really, really good!

7:19 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

kathleen: I don't think so either! and I do love a "sale" price! lol

7:22 AM  
Blogger fiction-books said...

Hi Pat,

The only Sarah Waters book I have read, was "Affinity" and that was brilliant.

I will get around to reading more of her work, but I say that about so many authors, which is why our house is as full of books as it is.

I am on a book buying ban (hubbies idea, not mine), until I have read some of the stuff I already have. Maybe it will incentivize me to clear out some of the books I am not really desparate to read. MAYBE!!!!

1:11 AM  

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