Today I was feeling the need, the need to read…Ok, that wan’t necessary, but I had to say it. Since I’m always in the mood to buy books, yet not always in the financial position to do so, I hit the local Goodwill store. This is actually my favorite place to find books as it’s cheap as hell and I find all sorts of gems!
It was red ticket day, so naturally everything I picked was a yellow ticket, but who really cares when you’re still making out with three books for a quarter of the price of one at the ol’ Barnes & Noble.
I felt like I’d hit the jackpot when I made it to the book section. There was a whole shelf of classic books. I love to buy them, even if sometimes I start them and wonder why they were ever taught in school save for teaching students to sleep or hate literature as a whole. Truth be told, I love how they usually have those mesmerizing colors on the edges of all the pages…and they smell good. Thus the name of this blog, I really do love to sniff books.
I made a deal with myself to only buy three books, so I quickly grabbed my choices. The first one I saw was Animal Farm by George Orwell. I desperately wanted it because it’s the same printing I read in my 7th grade reading class with Mrs. Lynch. Props to my Junior High for providing their students in 1993 with a 1962 copy of a book. I felt the love in that tattered copy and I loved the story, too. Though, in those many years I have forgotten much of this story and I’m pretty damn excited to read it again.
Next, I found To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I’m just going to say it. I have never read this book. I am quite a bit ashamed of this since even my husband who would rather set his face on fire than read has read it. I was never in the classes that read this one, so obviously I had to grab it. It was only later that I realized the way I was carrying the book through the store, I had lost some pages, so I only have starting from page 15 on. Still the edges of the pages are green and I love the movie cover. I almost feel as though someone doesn’t want me to read this book…Yes, I’m as paranoid as Fox Mulder in a room full of Smoking Men.
Finally, I saw The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I’m going to start by saying I’m a big Vlogbrothers (the YouTube channel John has with his brother Hank) fan aka Nerdfighter. I’m not a huge fan of YA lit these days as I head toward 35 next month, sometimes I just can’t get into the mind set of a young adult…Jesus, that’s depressing. Not even sure if this is YA, just that I’ve seen many BookTubers do reviews on this particular book and they mainly read YA, so I’m just projecting, I suppose. That being said, books are books and if I can get it for cheap, I will give it a try. I’ve never READ John Green before, so now’s as good a time as any to start.
As I continue to plug my way through the book I’ve been reading (and loving) for just about ever, I am happy to add these new finds to my collection! Nothing says happiness like a full bookshelf.