Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader


I picked up a few bottles of wine today for the weekend (I’m preferring Pinot Grigio these days) and decided I had a few minutes to stop by the thrift store and check out the books. Look at what I found!

My cat (deftly named Kitty by my then-three year old daughter) decided she needed to investigate and proceeded to rub all over them. I’m not sure if she smelled another cat or was claiming them for herself! Everything we own belongs to her anyway. She just allows us to live here.

I have actually read Gilded Cage before, but liked it so much that I had to get a physical copy! Same for Ever After. I’ve been wanting to read Brave New World and Cruddy looks interesting.

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ sounds fascinating. For years, I have been intrigued by how the gut is called the “second brain” and how it contains serotonin and sayings likes “butterflies in your stomach” and “trust your gut” have emotional connotations. I need a healthier gut, and there is evidence it can improve mood and lessen depression and anxiety! So hopefully this book lives up to my expectations, ha! It has an almost 4.0 rating on Goodreads and over 1200 reviews. Sounds promising!

Sea of Shadows has been on my TBR for at least a year and a half. Wicked Lovely looked good, but now I’m perusing my friends’ ratings on Goodreads and going hmmm…

Did you “collect” any books this week? What did you find? Comment below and/or let us know what you thought of the books mentioned here if you have read them!

5 thoughts on “Kitty Photobomb (Book Haul)

  1. cathepsut says:

    I am so envious. The small town where I live has no thrift store or second hand bookstore…


    1. Oh bummer! 😦 I have lived in rural places and done without before. It’s definitely hard! I take advantage of it now when I can! – Shelly


  2. Nice haul! There’s a used book shop in the new town we’re moving to that I can’t wait to check out. However, I’m forcing myself to get through the move first before I get even more books lol.


    1. Thanks! I’d like to see what you find when you do go. It’s so much fun. 🙂 Good luck moving! – Shelly

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      1. Thanks! Exploring new book stores is the best. 🙂


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