Monday, August 15, 2011

"When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes." — Erasmus

these went into my arms... i scored on the pretty hardcover copy of Great Expectations and the second one is Delta of Venus: Erotica by Nin.

confession: sometimes i buy books because of their pretty covers.

all of these for $8. 

a well spent delicious hour at a book sale at my favorite used bookshop.

16 comments:

Erin {pughs' news} said...

That is one of the best quotes EVER! Love it.

Happiest of Mondays, M.
xo

Annie Cristina said...

That quote? Story of my life.

Lauryn said...

Having a pretty cover is totally a valid reason to buy a new book! That's marketing at work :)

Karina said...

Beautiful!!! I love all of the books you got ;) And for $8!!!! Utter shock ;W I might ask you to get me some next time ;) Oh and buying books because of the beautiful cover is always a must!!! ;) Love you my beautiful sister xoxoxo

Claire Kiefer said...

Love this! I'm a sucker for covers too, sometimes. And of course I have Delta of Venus. I'm curious as to what you'll think of her erotica. She wrote it to make money, mostly, and it's interesting reading "old fashioned" erotica--very different that contemporary erotica. Love you!

missy. said...

fantastic. i love it!

Oh, My Darling said...

Oh, those are some exceptionally pretty covers -- well done!

Belen said...

When I saw this on Facebook, it totally put a smile on my face! I love your purchases. :))))

Claire said...

i ALWAYS buy for the pretty covers!!

Phoenix Peacock said...

everything about this post delights me!

April said...

Bravo!!
Some of my favorite books were initially bought because of pretty covers. True story. ;)

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

LOVE!

I own so many books that I've never read, simply because I adored the covers!

x Jasmine

Jihee said...

hehe I do that too sometimes! even if it's a book I already have.

Karolina said...

I completely agree!I have no room for new books but I can't help buying them :)

<3
K

Gracie said...

I sometimes buy books because of their beautiful cover too (it can be a disappointment sometimes though so that makes me sad). But love your new buys. Oh to go thrifting and second hand book shopping with you. x

Ellie said...

I practically live in second-hand book stores. I just have to figure out where to put the books when I get home...

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