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If You’re Going to Shop This Week, at Least Buy a Book

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 27, 2013 in Anecdote, Books, Holidays |

I’m not a big shopper. It might be because my oldest sister would occasionally drag me along to clothes shop with her (I guess when no one cool could come along…they probably all knew better).

The day would usually go like something like this. Twenty minutes in, I’d be bored, but she would still be looking, her pile of clothes to try on getting ever larger. Finally after an eternity, she would be ready to try on the pile, and I would get all excited because I’d be thinking we were almost done. Nope. Because she would have to show me every single thing, and for some reason (which I still don’t understand) it would take her ten minutes to try on each piece.

Mind you, this was before cell phones, so it wasn’t like I could just plop myself down in the dressing room and play on my phone while I waited. (These days, I try to avoid clothes shopping with this particular sister.)

So I’ve only been out on Black Friday once. And that was because I had a very particular item I wanted, and I didn’t get up at some crazy early time to get it. I don’t plan on going out this year or any year in the near future. But I know a lot of people do go out, so I’m asking that if you do, consider buying a book while you’re shopping.

Need some recommendations? Check out my Goodreads “read” page. I don’t write reviews for all the books I read, but I do give them star ratings. Basically anything that’s a 4 or 5 is one I’d recommend. Don’t care what I read…okay, how about this list from Publisher’s Weekly or this children’s list (novels) from Publisher’s Weekly or the picture book list from Publisher’s Weekly? There’s also the 2013 National Book Award winners and finalists list. That’s not even mentioning lists from previous years.

So what books are you looking to buy or receive this holiday season? Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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