Friday, March 11, 2011

Book Blogger Hop 2

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.

This week's question is: "If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?"

Oooh... tough
question! Only $80? I'm ashamed to say that I could probably blow through a book budget of $1000 or more without blinking. With a budget of $80, I'd have to pick a mix of some of my favorite picture books (ones that I love enough to want to own) and novels that I'm dying to read, that I've grown impatient waiting for them to come in at the library.

Okay, let's
see how far $80 takes us on my wishlist:
Pete the Cat - Eric Litwin and James Dean - $16.99
Afterlife - Claudia Gray - $16.99
A True Princess - Diane Zahler $15.99
A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness $28.95

Grand Total: $78.92

Wow, that went fast. I suppose I should have left myself more wiggle room for tax and whatnot, but that's what librarian discounts are for, right?


  1. I probably broke the budget with my choices. I never thought about checking out the prices first. Good Idea!

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm now a follower :)

  3. Wow! What a great question this week. I always peek at other people's book piles at the checkout link at B&N. That doesn't make me a voyeur, does it?

    The exhibitionist in me has posted my own bookstore shopping list -- and it's not as predictable as you may think!

    Hop on over to my blog for all the suspense and chills of my TBR list -

    Happy Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  4. I love that you added up your purchases! I need to be more organized like that. Maybe, I wouldn't buy on impulse. :)

  5. I should have put my grand total! Mine came to just about that, too! I can't wait to read A Discovery of Witches. Have a great weekend!

  6. I think a lot of people went over budget on this one! Years of having to keep under budget (sometimes even my a few pennies) have trained me to know better than to underestimate the cost of books.

  7. I would have gone over budget...I added everything up in my head...
    Interesting choices...been hearing a lot about A Discovery of Witches...should I try it?
    Thanks for stopping by my blog
    Nina xxx

  8. I heard some buzz about Discovery of Witches, and now a friend of mine is reading it, and she gave it a thumbs-up, so I moved it up several notches on my "to be read" list.

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Madigan! I'm an old follower, just showing your blog some love :) My list almost definitely surpassed our allowed budget. It's just so hard to narrow these things down sometimes, like choosing a favourite child or something!

  10. You weren't kidding when you said you could only fit in four reads! Lol. Though they were some pretty nice picks. I couldn't get back into the Evernight series, unfortunately, otherwise I'd be pretty anxious to read Afterlife, too. Thanks for stopping by the blog earlier, by the way!

  11. What I think is funny is that I ended up including: a picture book, a middle-grade fiction, a YA novel, and an adult novel. I didn't plan it that way, but I think that's a pretty good variety!

  12. A True Princess looks really good. I like the covers on that one and the 12 Dancing Princesses retelling she's written. I love that you priced out your books :)

  13. Hi, Madigan! Thanks for dropping by my blog. :) eek! i forgot to take in consideration tax too when computing. Haha! Oh well, glad it has no bearing or else i'm going to be short on the budget. :p

    happy reading!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy



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