Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Ten Books (and Book-ish Things) I'd Buy Today If Someone Handed Me An Amazon Gift Card


Do you remember that I brought home eighty-eight pounds of books from BookExpo this year? I still have a few of those wonderful ARCs that I haven't read yet. I'm set for books coming out this summer and fall, I think. But what about older titles? And book-ish things?

It better be a huge gift card 'cause I'm buying big. Here are the books and book-ish things I'd throw into the Amazon cart today:


The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World...Hardcover...$41.35



Bookopoly Board Game...$64.23



Solid Oak Library Card File Media Cabinet...$208.69



In the Presence of Books...$33.62



Book Candles: The Library, including Antique Books, New Books, and Ancient Scrolls...$24.00



The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men's Prison...$18.38



National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary...$27.19



Shrunken Treasures: Literary Classics, Short, Sweet, and Silly...$12.00



The Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School...$17.33



The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction...$90.00

And the grand total?

A mere $536.79!

Would someone send me a gift card for $536.79? Please???







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31 comments:

  1. OOoh nice items!! Love the bookish items add on! Didn't think to do that!! Lol!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I'm crazy about books, of course, but I'm also mad for book-ish things, too.

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  2. Bookopoly?! I never knew there was such a thing. How cool!

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  3. That card file cabinet is glorious! And I love that you took the time to add everything up :)

    My TTT: http://haphazardbookshelves.blogspot.com/2016/08/ten-books-i-would-buy-right-now-top-ten.html

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    1. It's good to have a grand total so I can start saving.

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  4. Well I didn't know Bookopoly existed but I feel that I need it now! And those card file cabinets! I have plans to turn one of my girl's bedrooms into a reading room now that she has her own place and those seem like the perfect addition.

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  5. Oh wow - I love the look of the book about libraries. One of the most beautiful I've been in recently was in Melbourne, Australia - all gracious halls and columns and gorgeous old-style reading desks radiating out from a central tower where the librarian can keep order.

    ...and now I need to go looking for book candles. What a wonderful idea!

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  6. I have you beat for the amount spent but you have me beat for unique interesting books and items. Fun.

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    1. Your list took my breath away. You can spend it, Anne.

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  7. I love the candles! I want the candles! lol. Great selection. :)

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  8. Love the bookish ideas, especially that file cabinet. My TTT link

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  9. I love the bookish ideas on your list this week. :-)

    Here's a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/08/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-id-buy-right.html

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    1. We should have a Bookopoly tournament when we get good at it. The first ever.

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  11. I think if you ask Michael Orthofer, he would gladly send you a review copy, at least digital, as it was for many weeks available on netgalley. I ended up buying a copy after reading the ebook, the list price is actually only $27, and you can purchase a very good copy for $16. It is worth it (review pending)

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  12. I see some here I'd like. Bookopoly- didn't know about that one but I'd love to play it! How fun. And The Beautiful Libraries book- what a nice coffee table book that would be. And any candle called Ancient Scrolls I would definitely try! :)

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    1. Beautiful Libraries is a book I've checked out from the library over and over. Maybe one day they will cull that book from the shelves.

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  13. I'd love to have that card file cabinet for my husband's CDs which are in stacks all over the living room, his studio, and the car.

    And Bookopoly - YES, must have!

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  14. What a great list, Deb! I've always wanted a Solid Oak Library Card File Media Cabinet, although it wouldn't hold all my DVD/Blue-Rays unfortunately. I suppose if money was no object, I could buy as many as I wanted. Haha

    The Bookopoly game looks like a lot of fun. :-)

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  15. Deborah Dewitt Marchant is a local artist. I only knew her through her lovely cats-and-books themed cards I used to buy at Annie Bloom's Books in Portland.

    I'm wishing I'd thought bigger with my TTT list!

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  16. A board game about books!? Yes please! I'd totally love that. Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Deb.

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