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.

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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

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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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