29 June, 2013 by Kevin Holtsberry
A Hefty Half Price Books Haul
*slight exaggeration in title for aliteration purposes …
As a certified book addict, I will admit to sometimes needing a little “self talk” to prevent my buying books just for the sake of buying books. You know what that is like, when you buy some cheap children’s books or a paperback you will probably never read just because you feel like you have to scratch that particular itch.
Well, last night I have to say I both avoided buying books I was unlikely to read but found some great deals from author’s I really enjoy reading. And what else is blogging about if it is not about sharing these experiences?
– Paul Among the People by Sarah Ruden – I have been undergoing something of a theological evolution of late and much of it is inspired or instigated by the so called “new perspective” on Paul. As part of that I have had this on my wish list since it was published. Yep, for two bucks had to pick it up.
Even with this haul, I didn’t forget my family. I managed to pick up Walter the Giant Storyteller’s Giant Book of Giant Stories and Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory with wonderful illustrations by Beth Peck both for a dollar each.
I will count this as one of my better HPB outings.
Now if I manage to read these books within the next few months that will show my true discipline …