Last book you bought?

@KATRINKA (1659)
United States
April 8, 2007 12:49am CST
I have a dream job! I work for a book company that allows me to buy 4 books per day at 50 cents each. I'm buying books 4 days a week. The employee bookstore is open only 4 days, otherwise it would be more. I've been bringing books home almost daily. What's the last book you bought? Did you read it?
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• United States
9 Apr 07
I would LOVE to have that job! Books are an addiction for me. If I go to the bookstore and buy one I end up buying four or five. The last time I bought books was at a book signing for Brian Keene. I bought Ghoul and Terminal.
• Sri Lanka
9 Apr 07
yeah I agree with you, Book lovers have an addiction. Even me, When I go to a bookstore to buy one, I endup buying several books, I go crazy when they have the International Book festival, I save money so that I could buy books from that sale
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@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
Yes, it is definitely an addiction! I cannot stay out of that bookstore. I go in just to keep my co-workers company while they browse, or to make recommendations, but I always find something I HAVE to have. LOL!
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
8 Apr 07
That is so cool. I know I would do the same thing. What kind of books do they have for you. Are they good new ones or damaged in some small way. Are the overruns? Well it sure is sweet. I like to hear of people with a really neat job such as that. I just got 4 books myself since I belong to a book trading site. Laurell K. Hamilton 3 books Burnt Offerings and Bloody Bones and Obsidian Butterfly. Then a 4 story book by 4 authors called Hot Blooded. I like horror books. Thanks for telling us of your job. Good topic!
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@arcadian (931)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I've read the Hamilton books- excellant fun.
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
They have current titles available. Some are damaged, things like torn book jacket or smushed pages, but most of them are in great condition. They're returns that our company can't turn around and ship again. Great titles. I'll be looking for Hamilton next time I'm in the store. I haven't read any horror in ages. I did recently start Stephen King's Lisey's Story. So far a good read. Thanks for stopping by!
• Malaysia
8 Apr 07
Great!Great!Great! Definitely a dream job. Great!Great! That would be great. I only manage to buy several books per year because i don't have that much time to go get the good books.... I believe you are one of those the lucky one..
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• Malaysia
8 Apr 07
Hmm... :( Sorry..i am too excited.. that is why i forgot to tell u what is the latest book i bought. The latest one is NUTRITIONALLY INCORRECT by Allan N.Spreen ... :)
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@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I understand your excitement. I'm glad someone around here does! When I come home with an armload of books, I'm the only one excited. What's the book about? The title is intriguing.
@patgalca (14486)
• Orangeville, Ontario
8 Apr 07
You sure do have a dream job. However, I think if I got a job like that right now it would be a nightmare. I have 200 books in this house waiting to be read. I don't know when I will get to them all. The last book I bought... hmmm... I immediately read Robin McGraw's book when I got it. I keep going back and forth from Phil Keoghan's book. I bought a Wayson Choy book two years ago when I met the author and I still haven't read it. I've just go so much stuff going on, and so many books to read, I never know what to do with myself half the time.
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@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
Yes, I do have a dream job. I've purchased over 30 books in the past week. Like you, I don't know when I'll get to them. But the good thing about books is that they're not perishable!
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
2 Jun 07
My last purchase was THE PROFESSIONAL CHEF, a textbook from the CIA, for only 50 cents. My dream job may be ending soon. This past week our CEO laid off 300 workers from our location. Waaah!
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
9 Apr 07
Hi! I'm another book lover! LOL I got a lot of my appreciation for books from my brother. I'm grateful for that now, since I want to teach my little daughter how important it is to read! :-) I love to read when I have the time. The last two books I bought I got from the Goodwill store LOL The last full-price book I bought was Why We Want You to Be Rich by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki. I am enjoying it a great deal. I've taken a turn toward financial books lately, but I did recently buy Everyone Worth Knowing and The Nanny Diaries. Sometime when I'm ready for an "escape," I'll start those.
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
Hello book lover! Trump certainly knows how to pick a title. I agree that it's important to teach children how important it is to read. I hope she catches your book fever as well.
@1983tyler (508)
• United States
8 Apr 07
What a perfect job. The last book I bought was "The Fifth Horseman" by James Patterson. It is the book that I am reading right now.
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@Erinlpx (179)
• United States
8 Apr 07
The last book I bought was "Widdershins" by Charles De Lint. I am still reading it.
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@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
Never heard of the author or title. What genre is the book? Do you like it?
• China
8 Apr 07
Hey,I like your job. I loving buying books.But the price now is too high. By the way, the last book I bought is A Year In Provence. However, I have not read it.
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@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I am very lucky to be able to purchase books for 50 cents. I picked up one and saw that the publisher's price was $30! I'm able to buy books I normally wouldn't purchase.
@Fishmomma (11503)
• United States
8 Apr 07
I purchased two books and one of them wasn't for me to read. The first was a sign language book, as my daughter is learning sign language and thought this would be a good to help her look at the pictures. The one for me is The Chronicles of Nardia The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. I have read this book before, but decided it was time to add it to my book collection. I plan to start reading it on Monday.
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
My first language was sign language! My mother was deaf, so I learned to sign before I spoke. I wish your daughter luck in learning sign language. The Chronicles of Narnia are also a must-have for my library. I've only read the first volume. I'm not a fan of fantasy, but it's a classic, and I think it ought to be in everyone's book collection.
@miaka13 (65)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
That's a great job, Maam. The last book I bought was FAMILY ALBUM by Danielle Steele. I read it. It was very dramaticand tear-jerking. You could not put it down.
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@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
Thanks for the recommendation. I haven't read Danielle Steele in almost 20 years!
@tjaytiu09 (140)
8 Apr 07
Encyclopedia! I used it....but Ididn'read it all,I just read a few of it! And it isimportant to me!
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@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
Do you mean an encyclopedia with lots of volumes? I didn't know those were still around. The thing with encyclopedias is that they become outdated so quickly. But it is neat to look at old ones and see how much history has changed. Sounds like you have a treasure.
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
8 Apr 07
WOW I would love that job. Reading is a big pasttime for me I have always enjoyed reading. The last book I purchased was Mitch Albums Tuesdays with Morrie. I am in the process of reading it now , almost finished. Than I am on to v.c Andrews new book. Nothing like curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee.
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
Have you read Albom's 5 People You Meet in Heaven or For One More Day? You would love my employee book store. Lots of V.C. Andrews for sale.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
9 Apr 07
wow what a fantastic perk...i would buy them every day too...the last book i bought was Echo Park by Michael Connelly..yes i read and i loved it i'm currently reading The Narrows by the same author..i love to read...
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@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I hope you never lose your love of reading...
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
30 Apr 07
OH Katrinka, I would LOVE a job like that; wish it were me; I would be in there too; Do ya'll have any African American titles there? had to ask here. but hit me off loop. don't mind buying and such. The Last book I bought was Russell Simmon's "Do You" he was on Oprah last monday discussing his book and all, and I saw it at Walmart a couple of days later, so I went and bought the book to have and so far, it is very good.
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
6 May 07
Oh yes! We have a big section on African American titles. One of our companies is Black Expressions. They're our best customers. They usually order between 6 and 10 titles at a time. One of the most requested authors is Zane.
• United States
6 May 07
Copy of Zane's book - Uploaded by Savvynlady
Katrinka, Can we talk? I would love to get some and pay for it no problem; Can u send a list? hit a message at me. matter of fact, I have some serious ideas whirling in my brain; Hope to hear from you. Yeah, Zane is VERY popular with African Americans. I have enjoyed her books as well.
• United States
6 May 07
Jewels  - uploaded by Savvynlady via Amazon.com
Oh btw, last book I just bought was Jewels: 50 Phenomenal Black Women over 50 by Michael Cunningham and Connie Briscoe; got it today and one of my favorite bookstores.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
26 May 07
I wanna work where you do!!! **wailling** I have THOUSANDS of books - I want MORE!!!! The last 3 books I've bought, I had listened to one & wanted a paper copy, one I've read & passed on to a friend who just had knee surgery & I'm going to start on the last soon. I also bought the preque to the one I listened to, I think I may have a copy of it already, but all my books are packed - dern - so I found it on line & got it. The other book I got recently I've also read. Humm, I hear Half Price books is having a sale this weekend....
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
26 May 07
I do LOVE my job. I actually went one day without purchasing any books this week! Happy bargain book shopping!
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
30 Apr 07
Wow! I would love that job, I wouldn't need any other benefits. I am so far behind on book reading but just can't stop buying them (it's a big weakness of mine). I have a pile that I have yet to read. I just bought a couple last week (required reading for the paranormal group that I joined)...they are "Synchronicity" by Carl Jung, and "A Briefer History Of Time", by Stephen Hawking.
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
6 May 07
I'm very much interested in the paranormal. I understand those titles you purchased are ambitious reads. I would like to know more when you get a chance. The last books I purchased were: YOU ARE PSYCHIC KAMA SUTRA (This one was for a friend. She just got married.)
@melody1011 (1665)
• India
14 Apr 07
You really are lucky to purchase books for 50 cents. I love reading and love collecting books as well and so am always on the look out for a good bargain. I cannot really afford new books so its mostly secondhand books for me. I read almost anything from horror, to si-fi to romance to children's books to historical books. However im not into non-fiction books much i prefer fiction. I think i own over 300 books but never got down to actually counting htem. Plan to catelouge them but never seem to find the time.
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
6 May 07
I also want to catalogue my own books, but I never have the time. I did see a freeware program somewhere you can download and catalogue your books. Now if I can just remember where.
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
10 Apr 07
I bought two books, but I haven't received one yet. The other one was Battle Royale and I finished reading it a few days ago. I liked it, it was pretty good.
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I couldn't bear to wait for my books. Before this job, I received a lot of discount books catalogues. Are you familiar with Daedalus Books or Edward Hamilton? They have books for cheap, but it's hit or miss. I like the instant gratification of going to the store and coming out with what I want.
@arcadian (931)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Reduced to buying used books-just got two Lemony snickets- fun to read the bad beginning and the hostile hospital. Just discovered catherine Atkinson and have been reading hers. Incidentally one of my favorites whose books I read as soon as they are available(having made a friendship withthe librarian who also likes him) is Phil rickman who writes the Merrily Watkins books. Love that occult element.
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I've never read Lemony Snicket, but I hear they're great fun! I look forward to talking with you more.
@777330975 (332)
• Sri Lanka
9 Apr 07
Its a great job to have, I wonder whether they will have a bookstore like this at all. The place I live in They dont even let employees bo=roow from the secondhand book section, let alone buy books at a reduced rate. Anyway, I love reading books, since buiyng books is expensive, I borrow from a local Library. Hhhmmmm... the last book I bought is .... Innocent man of John Grisham's. It was a great book. It was the first book of his narrated from an actual incident.
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
14 Apr 07
Awww that's too bad.