A Day In My Life, Adventures of a Bookworm

Adventures of a Bookworm: Building a Library

It’s the second Saturday, and my returning readers probably know where I spent my morning and afternoon– Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s dollar book sale, held every second Saturday of the month! I had such a busy week, with finals and parties and meetings that I planned to sleep until 11:30 then go to the book sale, which ends at two, but I ended up waking up at nine, and I was so excited to get out there and see what I see this month that I said screw it, and got in the shower at 9:30.

I wanted to sleep in this month, and thought about not going since so much has been going on with finals and final papers, but since it’s only once a month and I will be out of the city until August (home in Arizona for summer vacation) I had to go.

I had a very engaging and fun day. I got beautiful free flowers from a stranger, got free Noose yoghurt from promoters, got a free face mask sample, and got these loafer mules I have been wanting forever from Nordstrom, but the most exhilarating part of my morning/afternoon was stepping into a cozy little square that has become like a second home to me. Since it’s once a month I’ll say a vacation home. Haha.


I was out of the door at 11:00, and I made it to the sale, around 17th street and De Haro (where the donation center/book warehouse is located) and eagerly walked up to the building. It was slow and I don’t know if I was early, or if I was late. But, I scanned every table and I ended up finding eight amazing gems– some new that I have never heard of that drew me in with the first paragraph, and some that are classics that I have been dying to own. Eight books and eight dollars. No tax or fees or anything. I love the sales.

I am most excited to read Frisk by Dennis Cooper because the first sentence was so crazy and intriguing! I was sold in just a sentence.


The volunteer that was working the cash register said, wow. You got some good books! I said yeah, trying to build a library in a house I do not even have yet. Haha. When I am older I want to get a house and I want a library. Actually, I will need a library. I do not want kids, so my library could be that extra room. A walk-in closet and a library–two things I MUST have in my future home, and my husband will have to accept it. lol.

Here’s a list of the book findings: 

1. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

2. Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

3. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

5. Henry V by Shakespeare

6. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

7. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

8. Frisk by Dennis Cooper


What books have you recently bought? And what authors and/or books do you recommend for me to look for next time I am at the dollar book sale? Comment it all below!

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