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My “To-Read” pile

I like to always have a good-sized “to-read” pile sitting on my bookshelf at home. This practice always insures I have a new book to start at the completion of another! As my “to-read” pile had started dwindling in the last week, I headed to Target this weekend to restock.

The Carrie Diaries Book CoverOne of the books I purchase was The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell. This book tells the high school tale of Sex and the City fashionista Carrie Bradshaw. Although I am excited to read this book, I do have some reservations. A part of me is afraid that this book is an attempt to capitalize on the upcoming release of the Sex and the City 2 movie, leading the author to deliver a substandard book to make a buck. Another reservation is due to the fact that my history with Bushnell books is a bit rocky. While I enjoyed One Fifth Avenue, I felt that Four Blondes and Sex and the City were just alright. Hopefully my love for all things Carrie Bradshaw will lead to an enjoyable reading experience.

My Fair Lazy book coverMy next purchase was a book I have been eagerly awaiting: My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict’s Attempt to Discover If Not Being A Dumb Ass Is the New Black; Or, A Culture-Up Manifesto by Jen Lancaster. I discovered Lancaster after finding a previous book Bright Lights, Big Ass during a bookstore run. The book was hysterical. I have since picked up–and enjoyed–her other three books. I can not wait for the right day to pick up this book and escape into Lancaster’s world.

Book cover of "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett The last book I picked up on my shopping trip was The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Unlike the previous two books, this purchase was an accidental find. This book first grabbed my interest when I saw it on my local Target shelf. Since then I started seeing references to this book in articles and TV spots. Finally after a recommendation from my friend Melissa, I figured I needed to add it to my “to-read” shelf. It is now sitting on my bookshelf, and I am excited to see what it is about!

So that is my current “to-read” pile! What’s on your list?

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Where do you buy books?

If I could afford it, I would spend a good chunk of my paycheck buying books. I buy books both online and in local book stores. In my experience, both places are great places for picking up your next read.

Membership CardI purchased most of my books in the last year from my local Barnes and Noble. I love wandering around the aisles finding books with interesting covers. With my Barnes and Noble membership, I often end up getting good prices on the books that spark my interest. The one problem with my local B&N is its size. As it is a smaller store, I often have trouble finding all of the books on my “to-read” list. That’s why I have a few other favorite places where I like to shop for books.

Target is another place I head to when looking to pick up new books. I have discovered some of my favorite books through Target’s Bookmarked Club Pick program. While they don’t have a huge selection, they always seem to have something new in one of my favorite genres. I am always able to find a new book or two after a visit to Target.

The last place I usually check for books is Amazon.com. This website has yet to let me down when looking for a book. With the option to buy used books, you can purchase books for as low as one cent. If I can’t find books at a local store, I can always count on finding whatever I am looking for on Amazon.com.

So readers…where do you get your books? Libraries? Local bookstores? Online? Inquiring minds want to know!