A treat!


I am a book reader. I am a book lover. I am a book borrower.

But I am not really much of a book buyer.

So to have the postman ring the doorbell and leave a big box with my name on it, that just gives me the shivers. The right kind of shivers, that is. The ‘I can’t believe it’s here already, I thought it was arriving next week’ tingles. The ‘oh, books! Books for me! Books that I don’t have to return to the library!’ shivers.

For some of you, books arriving at your doorstep is an every day event. So all this might sound a little silly to you. But for me, this is a very rare occurrence.

Anyway, one of the best things about this stack of books (plus two more, which are cookbooks) is that the total price was just a little over $28!

I was whiling away my time checking out Barnes and Noble’s bargain book selection when I spotted the Neil Gaiman book, which I’ve been wanting to read, a little more clicking and I came upon the Jasper Fforde and I just couldn’t stop browsing my way through the rest of the selection and came up with a nice bundle of books. All for me (I have to add that part because most of my recent book purchases have been board books or picture books. And while I do appreciate a good picture book, in reality, these are to satisfy my ravenous wee reader. Also, please note, I don’t usually buy him books either, it’s just that not too long ago, he turned one, and with grandparents and aunties overseas, it was just easier for me to pick up his gifts on their behalf)!

So I’ve already started on the story collection, with that utterly delightful opener of a story, Blood by Roddy Doyle.

But I’m curious to know whether you’ve read any of these books and what you thought of them!


  1. I’m so jealous! How fun to have a full box of books waiting for you–and you don’t even have to feel guilty spending money on yourself, $28 is awesome! I LIVE for my Friends of the Library book sales where I can stock up without feeling like I’ve spent all the grocery money. 🙂 Enjoy!


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