Today I got $5.50 for three books I sold to Half Price Books. While I indeed spent more than that on the books, I'm counting this as a success, since I usually get about $.50 back per book.
The three books I sold? "Three Cups of Tea" (loved, loved, loved), "Black Magic Woman" (eh.. gave me nightmares), and "A Weekend With Mr. Darcy" (one of the most charming books I've read in years).
Now I'm left to wonder why the higher price than usual. Is it because Mr. Darcy was a book I bought in the U.K. while at the airport and therefore harder to come by here? Was it the paranormal book because it was a bit difficult to find even on Amazon at first. Or was it Three Cups of Tea because it's such a big seller. I'm doubting the last, just because they usually have tons of bestsellers on hand since everyone reads them and then sells them.
I'm aware that technically I didn't give anything away, but I did make some room on my bookshelf. That's a lie—it's still full; I made some more room on my floor. :)