Took a personal day today just so I could do a few things without feeling the need to cram everything into Saturday and Sunday. One of the things I did was trade more books at my favorite used bookstore in Nashville, McKay's. Here are some of the books I traded in (the majority were trashy romance novels of my mother's). In this first picture, you can see three leatherette books issued by the Franklin Library. Since I now own or have ordered full-leather editions of each, these were expendable. Still a nice quality book to put up, likely for $10 or so.
These were some review copies that I either never was going to read or that I received by mistake multiple copies.
These were the National Book Award or Booker Prize winners and finalists whose stories did not impress me enough to consider re-reading them in the near future. Oh, and two MMPBs of urban fantasies that do not interest me.
Here is part of what I bought in return (the majority of the purchases were books for my students to read in their spare time, based largely on requests from them). Still continuing my French self-study, as you may see when looking at these titles.
Five books, five languages. Have read samples of each of these authors before and wanted to read more in each case.
Any of these books particularly appealing to you? If so, why?