Look what I found!

I was running Sunday errands today and decided to take a peek into a discount store down the road.  I found a really awesome stir-fry cookbook there once, at a great price. It was a steal actually...the same book sold for three times as much at the bookstore I used to work in. There were quite a few interesting books in their inventory and I ended up purchasing these two:

A Most Wanted Man by John LeCarre and Bram's Stoker's Dracula.

I really liked the Dracula cover and the edges of the pages are a metallic-red. I love it when the edges of pages are different colors.

I'm sort of a book snob, and I don't usually buy books used because I hate when pages are ripped or sentences are underlined or someone's thoughts and questions are written in the margins. I have a similar concern when shopping at discount stores...sometimes cheaps things are flawed and easily broken. In the case of books, accidently marked up or missing a page.

On the other hand, if you're in the right place at the right time, you'll ocassionally find some gems--unique covers and titles that are rarely reprinted or super hard to find--and I can't ignore the price.  Owning books can get expensive...I got these two books (new) for half the price of one. Not bad right?

Two more books added to the bookshelf.


  1. Your edition of Dracula makes me weep in jealousy.