I love me a good library book sale. I traveled 23 miles to get to this one today.
I read somewhere that it was either THE largest library book sale in the country, or
at least one of them. There were over 110,000 books organized into 115 categories.
It was awesome, but a little overwhelming. And the one thing I didn't care for with
this sale was that the books were individually priced. Every other library book sale
I've been to - and I've been to a lot of them - the books had set prices, such as $1
for softcover and $2 for hardcover. Most of the softcover books here were $2 or $3
each which isn't terrible, but a little higher priced than other library book sales.
Sorry for the bad photo quality (I was using my phone), but as you can see, it
was row after row of books. The sale was held in the gym of a big recreation center.
Notice everyone is wearing coats? Yep, it is cold here. It's only been in the 40's the
past couple of days. With clouds and bursts of rain on top of it. Very yucky. Way too
early for this nonsense. Good thing it's not supposed to last long.
Someone sure came to the book sale in style. Too bad it wasn't me!
So, here's the stack I came home with. The Dennis LeHane book, Sin in the Second
City, and the Frank Sinatra CD are for Brian. I've already read The Snow Child - this
copy was picked up for a friend. I saw on Goodreads that it was on her Want to Read
list. Speaking of Goodreads, are you on this site? It's a great way to keep track of
the books you've read, what you want to read, and see what your friends are reading.
What are you reading right now? I just finished Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton,
which was excellent. She reminds me a little of Anne Lamott (one of my favorite authors),
but with a little more Christianity thrown in. I just picked up a non-fiction book called,
Inventing the Rest of Our Lives by Suzanne Braun Levine and so far, it's just "OK". I
got the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens in the mail yesterday, so I'm looking
forward to delving into that. Looks like it's full of autumn goodness.
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! We're heading up to Madison, Wisconsin
tomorrow for a day trip. Will be back on Monday to share it with you.