Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Our Outstanding Book Haul

So the Husband and I engaged in our latest favorite pastime for our anniversary, hunting down used books.  We are big bibliophiles around here; our motto is, there is no such thing as too many books, we just get more bookshelves!

Yesterday we scored about fifteen books for about $13 total, because we are that awesome.  Most of them were from our carefully compiled wish list, but a few were impulse purchases we couldn't pass up.  I found a Star Trek book unlike anything I've ever seen, an almost comic book style, shot by shot version of "The Trouble with Tribbles" which is now going to be my new plaything for social media.  We found Maeve a Hanukkah book because it's like her second favorite holiday, coming in just after Christmas.  And The Husband scored a book of haiku that's in Japanese, but is translated into English, which is perfect since one of his pet projects is learning Japanese.

One of my very special finds is an undated (but old, looks late-1920s) Pickwick Papers by Dickens.  Scored for a dollar, I have seen it on sale online for up to $25:

So beautiful! It's going straight onto my antique books shelf.
And last, but not at all least, I found what might be the sexiest movie of all time, starring both the delectable Pierce Brosnan and the sigh-worthy Patrick Stewart:

It technically does not have hearts on the cover, I added those.
We didn't quite get to finish it last night, but so far what it lacks in interesting characters and plot, it makes up for in... handsome actors.


  1. I see the hearts! :-)

    Sounds like a good day. I've always liked your commitment to books. I still remember peeking into your room and wondering what wondrous person owned so many books that I wanted to read.

    1. Marissa- and I still remember you saying that and me thinking, oh, I will most definitely be friends with this girl!!