Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bookstores and Me

I’ve always been completely honest about my weakness…umm…let me rephrase that…addiction to books. In fact, one of my ongoing struggles while living in the camper has been my inability to quit buying books! At times it has seemed as though books would overtake everything and I’ve had to scale back, giveaway and donate some of the titles that weren’t completely essential at that moment. However, that is going to change and I love it!

One of the benefits of living in a stick house again is that I will be able to rescue all my books from storage. Well, maybe not all of them, but some of our favorite books, like the old Landmark books and Signature series biographies. My older son is looking forward to reuniting with his collector’s edition of The Hobbit, my younger son wants his war books and my daughter will have my collection of Nancy Drew books, if she has any in the series left to read. Me? I’m just looking forward to restocking my lone remaining book shelf.

Yesterday my husband and I drove to Books-a-Million so I could buy a couple necessary items for school…okay; maybe it was just a ploy to get inside the store! I had to chuckle to myself when my husband found a book he wanted and handed it to me saying, “If you find anything to purchase, go ahead and get this too.” Ha! As if I wouldn’t find something to buy after that comment! I can assure you I found a couple items that I couldn’t live without and even purchased their rewards card so I can save next time around.


  1. I'm totally with you on the book obsession! We're about to put all of ours in storage for a few years (wah) but at least we'll have a little more room than in a camper so I can collect a few more... Enjoy your reunion!

  2. I, too, have an addiction to books!! Did you know that Books-A-Million has a free educators' card?? Saves you 20% on "things you can use in your classroom" (so books and even board games count) and it's open to homeschoolers!

  3. we are book crazy here too.

    what an interesting life you must lead! RV full time? wowsa!


  4. It would have been nice to know about the FREE educator's card before I spent money to buy their rewards card!:( Especially since what I bought was for "school"! Thanks for the tip Corina, I'll check into that too!:)

  5. Gotta love books! I love them more than my husband does. I have also been moving to digital copies of things. Not as nice as having one in hand, but it does cut down on the weight of our household goods when we have to move.

  6. Scooting up next to you to sit in during the bookaholics meeting. It is the one thing that I still can't seem to completely let go of. Ok, maybe not the *one* thing...but the biggest thing. Happy for you that you can rescue your books from storage!

  7. I am completely with you on the book front. Love Books a Million. I have 100 items that I will be selling at our state convention this year. Since I just have the one child to school when she grows out of books there is no reason to keep all of them. Just gives me a good reason to buy a bunch of new ones. lol.


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