Today’s Top Ten Tuesday list as per The Broke and the Bookish is “Ten Books I Picked up on a Whim”. Therefore the following list is a list of books I picked up at a bookstore, yard sale or used bookstore, without prior knowledge of the book, just because the book jacket print made me want to read it or because I found the cover very intriguing. However, I rarely pick up a book solely based on the book cover, even on a whim.
I found this book on the Bargain Book rack in a book store. I was intrigued by both the cover and the back cover print. It sounded like a strange and unusual story, which it did, indeed, turn out to be. It also is the first book in a trilogy. I liked this story, but it wasn’t a favorite, and I’m not sure that I will read the next two books in the trilogy.
I found this book at a used book store, and I loved Raggedy Ann as a little girl, so I bought this book on a whim based on some favorite memories. I have not read it yet.
I purchased this book at a yard sale. The front cover print above the title reads “The Forgotten Story of One of the Most Influential Figures in American Music”. That intrigued me. So, a rarity for me, I based my decision to purchase this book solely on the words on the front cover. It is still on my To Be Read list, and I may read it with my youngest son this year for school for part of his music education.
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I purchased these two books just because I recognized the author’s name as someone I connected with on Facebook. I do not know Alice J. Wisler. I only know of her from what little I have seen her post on Facebook. These books are also still on my TBR list.
I bought this book at a used book store because of the front cover and the fact that I have always had a soft spot for teddy bears.
I purchased this book simply based on the author’s name. I was sure that I had read a book some time ago that was also written by Patricia Sprinkle and was sure that I had liked it, and that was why I bought this book. Still on my TBR list.
I purchased this book at a bargain book store because it is a light mystery. It is part of a series called “A Seaside Knitters Mystery” and I have always enjoyed a good mystery. Many of my favorites are light and charming mysteries solved by unusual characters, not detectives. This book is also still on my TBR list.
I purchased this book at a bargain book store because of the title and the fact that it says at the top of the cover that it is “A Novel of Ireland”. As a writer, I am always interested in stories, fiction and nonfiction, about storytellers or writer/authors. I also have come to love stories of Ireland after reading several of Maeve Binchey’s wonderful novels. This is also still on my TBR list.
This one was also published at a bargain book store, and of course, because it is a fictional story about writers. This book also remains on my never ending TBR list.
I thought this list would be difficult to put together. I didn’t think I picked up many books on a whim, but when I started digging through my books, I found out that I do a lot more purchasing books on a whim, if they are bargain priced, than I thought. Of course, what do you expect from a bookaholic? 😀
How about you? Do you purchase books on a whim?