Thursday, July 1, 2010

June Update

I've been doing a really bad job of posting my lists of books bought.  Trust me though, I've been buying plenty.  My best book-related transaction of the month?  I got a bunch of nasty, filthy textbooks and a few hardback fiction titles out of the recycling box of rejected books at the used book store.  I took them home and used my trusty cotton swabs and alcohol to clean them up and make them look pretty again.  Then I combined them with a bunch of magazines from the recycling bin at the library.  I then took them back to the used book store where they had originally been rejected and traded them for $40 of credit.  How awesome is that?

I had a week of vacation this month in the mountains with my family and I got a lot of reading done, so my list is looking a little bit better this month.

In June I read:

Infernal Devices
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Stuff Christians Like
The Dead Tossed Waves
The Tension of Opposites
The Photographer
I Hate Other People's Kids
By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
Sisters Red
The Line
We Thought You Would Be Prettier
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Shooter (an audiobook, which means I'll count it toward my books read total but not my page numbers)

Books read this month: 13
Page numbers this month: 3272

Total for this year: 76 books read
Total page numbers: 22,080

One final metric I've started tracking is how much money I save by buying used books and using the library vs. buying books brand new from Amazon.  Using the cheapest price listed for new books on Amazon for all books that I've been given, bought used, or checked out from the library, so far this year I have saved $802.62!

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