June 20, 2017


I just rewarded myself for finishing my classes by buying 9 books at Book Outlet. Book Outlet is a Canadian website that sells books on the cheap. Today through Wednesday, they are having a 15% off sale. They were kind enough to send me an email about the sale, so I went to check it out.

Basically, I just loaded up my Goodreads TBR and went down the list looking for books I didn't already own. When I found one, I put it in the Book Outlet search bar. I bought an ACT prep book for the kids. And then I went banana pants. Here's the list of what I ordered:

At Large and At Small: Essays by Anne Fadiman

Detroit City is the Place to Be by Mark Binelli

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeanette by
Hampton Sides

So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be And Why it Endures by Maureen Corrigan

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee by Marja Mills

The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicolas and Alexandria by Helen

Aaaaaand I just realized that every single one of these books is non-fiction. Huh. Well, there you have it. The sale included free shipping for orders over $35. So my total for 9 books? $40.52. Not too shabby, huh? At Amazon the same order would have cost $92.08 plus tax.

The upshot of all this is that I will soon have 9 more books I don't have time to read.