Let’s welcome this week’s new arrivals to my shelves! I must confess that most of them were bought by pure impulse, but I’m very happy with all of them.These lovelies are used books, result of my weekly treasure hunt.
You may have noticed that most of my In My Mailbox posts feature used books. In fact, about 70% of my shelves are composed of used books. Of course, they are extremely cheap, and when you read/buy lots of books it might be a good way to reduce expenses. Nevertheless, that’s not the only reason why I prefer used books. To be honest, when most people love the touch and smell of a brand new book, I have this romantic feeling about old books. It’s like the book has a story to share on every little reading marks it carries. Sometimes, while I’m reading an used book, I try to imagine what the previous unknown reader felt while he/she read it. If you’re lucky, you might even find some tear stains, marking the emotion of another person forever in those pages. Anyway, I digress.
The Physician, Noah Gordon
The Painted Man, Peter V. Brett
The Woman in Black, Susan Hill
Before I go to Sleep, S. J. Watson
Cry Wolf, Patricia Briggs
The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
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