...Well, I DO have a new book shelf to fill up - which I spent hours organizing and uploading onto my shelves. I over filled it, and manage to have some loose books that need a home, even after I parted ways with a few books I still had that I no longer wanted and sold on the same trip to Half-Price that I went sticker craazzzy.
The discount section of Half Prices have books that, for one reason or another, are now $3 or less. Yes, already a great bargain - especially if you managed to find, say, the His Dark Materials Omnibus simply because they did not have room for more than two copies of it in the store for a deecent $3 price tag. You cannot go absolutely nuts in the clearance section even once a week, however, or in short order you will be swimming in books. This is apparent when you attend one of their sales, and your teensy red cart ends up being weighed down with this amount of books:
And the punch line - this was already $3 or less, but they were having a discount 50% off sale. Everything you see was from the discount area - if I wanted to, this could keep me busy all winter - and I got it for less than $10, when you take into consideration that I got $5 off for selling back a few other books at the same time.
The children's books are for my nephew's Christmas presents. I hope he'll like his grandma reading them to him!
I really wish that I could skip work tonight and do some real justice to my library, which is disorganized, dusty and, sadly, not by any stretch of the imagination uploaded to my shelves. X . X
The good news is really this, though - I talked to my academic adviser today, and he told me that I only have three more classes to complete and I am so out of school, for good, that I really can't even begin to believe it.
Anyway - I'd better get a little bit of organization done before I have to shower and run out the door for a night of peddling over priced books, toys and calendars to haggard-looking folks. I don't have any classes or work tomorrow, so I may spend it, cleaning, in my study.