(Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books.)
This week’s question is from Ellie, who blogs at Musings of a Bookshop Girl:
“If I gave you $80 and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?”
This one’s tough. Not because I can’t think of any books that I’d get, but because I can think of too many — and since most hardback books cost around $25, I can get approximately three and half. That’s just not enough! So this requires research.
Fortunately I have a Barnes & Noble membership, so I get a 20% discount most of the time. Based on availability, my basket would look like this:
- Naked Heat, by Richard Castle – $9.89 (paperback)
- One of Our Thursdays is Missing, by Jasper Fforde – $13.23 (hardback)
- Songs of Sanctuary, Adiemus – $12.25 (compact disc)
- Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, by Rob Bell – $11.75 (hardback)
- The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan – $9.99 (hardback)
- The Land of Painted Caves, by Jean M. Auel – $15.62 (hardback)
Those six items would bring my total to $72.23. Add in the tax, and that’s just about spends my budget. Also, this day of shopping would have to occur on March 29, because that’s when Rob Bell’s book is available.
Dang it, thinking about this question has got me all excited. I might have to make a trip to the store this weekend!
If you had $80 and could go to the store right now, what would you buy?
8 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: Buying Books”
Thanks for stoping by Book’d Out earlier. I don’t buy hardbacks because I’d prefer to get more books for my buck 🙂
Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
I buy paperbacks when I can get them (for the same reason you do), but if there’s not a paperback version available, you can bet I’m getting the hardback! 🙂 I also buy used when I can, and try and use my local library. I’ve only been out of college for about a year, so funds are tight. Thanks for subscribing, and happy reading!
My eleven yr old is crazy about Riordan. She read the Hero book in less than a day and a half. Excited about the RGV despite heat. I am taking a stack of books with me. You don’t live there anymore?
I’m crazy about Riordan too. I read the entire Olympians series in about two weeks, and I love all the themes and the integration of modern life with mythology.
Which books did you take with you on vacation? I’m dog-sitting overnight, and I brought six books with me. Gotta have choices! 🙂
I grew up in McAllen, but I went to college in the San Antonio area. After I graduated I got a job nearby, and there (here?) I’ve stayed.
The Jasper Fforde is the one that catches my eye!!!! Have a good weekend.
Jasper Fforde is one of my favorites. I’m trying to wait a bit longer to get the book, because I already have such a tall TBR stack, but I may have to make a mid-week trip. 🙂 We’ll see. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hee hee, just visiting your blog for the first time and had to say how much I like your blog tagline – I think we can all relate! 🙂
And I MUST get reading the Auel series…
I’m glad you appreciate the tagline — it came from the fact that there are millions of books out there, and I just don’t have enough time to read them all. 🙁 Sad, but true. But it won’t keep me from trying!
The Auel series is good. I read the first one in late middle school, and I think I watched part of the film adaption starring Daryl Hannah. I read the previous book, The Shelters of Stone, just before I graduated from high school, and have been looking forward to this new one off and on since then. I have no idea if it’s supposed to be the last one, but I’m interested to see what happens. Thanks for stopping by!