Today the dogs and I walked 5 miles at a local park. But after dropping them off at home, I headed back out to the bookstore.
Despite the fact that my house is home to mountains (yes, plural) of books that I still want to read, I came home with more books. I think this is one of the signs of being a member of the Nerdy Book Club. I went to the store to pick up a copy of Eleanor & Park after reading John Green’s review in the NYTimes this weekend. I already had a copy from NetGalley, but I like having a physical copy. Plus, I know it sounds like a book that will be popular with my students.
I browsed the bookstore for a while, as I can never just buy one thing there. I spent some time looking at the Moleskine notebooks (I have an addiction) because I need a new notebook for a new project. (See me justifying it there?) Unfortunately, they did not have the limited edition Le Petit Prince notebook I was looking for.
Then I wandered over to the bestsellers and considered buying a few adult books. But then I saw Admission and added it to the pile in my arms. I am a Princeton glutton and I am fascinated by the college admissions process, so it was a no-brainer.
Next, I spent some time in the YA section. Luckily, I own most of the books already. I ended up grabbing a copy of Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I (His Fair Assassin Trilogy) because I remembered a lot of my Nerdy friends recommending it. And I did jot down a few titles to add to my classroom library later. Some of those included Cory Doctorow’s Homeland and Lauren Oliver’s Requiem (Delirium series). While there, I also managed to convince myself that I did not need a John Green TFIOS tshirt.
Ok, fine. Maybe they just didn’t have my size.
All in all, I escaped from Barnes and Noble relatively cheaply. I had a $20 gift card so it was a cheap trip. Not too bad for this Nerdy Book Club member!
Oh, and Eleanor & Park is fabulous so far.
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