Friday, February 22, 2008

Friends of the Library Booksale

This year I was smart. I took $30 cash in and nothing else. This would make sure that I would not over spend and add to our already very large book collection. How did I fare? I picked up:

1. The Indispensable Calvin & Hobbes Treasure (heh...I couldn't resist for $1!);
2. The Vienna Prelude, by Bodie Thoene which I've never read a bit of although it was much heralded by all my friends growing up;
3. All-of-a-King Family Uptown, by Sydney Taylor;
4. Old Mother West Wind, by Thornton Burgess (which I almost paid $6 for the other day at a local used book store and now I'm glad I didn't);
5. The Beginners Bible;
6. The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden;
7. Ribsy, by Beverly Cleary;
8. Holes, by Louis Sachar (because I loved it so much as a Bookfest read);
9. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsbury (which I'm very curious about);
10. The Boxcar Children #1, by Gertrude Chandler Warner;
11. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic, by Betty MacDonald;
12. Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne (which I hope isn't packed away in a box somewhere already);
13. Five Little Peppers Midway, by Margaret Sidney;
14. Thale's Folly, by Dorothy Gilman;
15. Animal Poems, by Meg Rutherford;
16. My Life and Hard Times, by James Thurber;
17. Flap Your Wings, by P.D. Eastman;
18. Cowboy Bunnies, by Christine Loomis;
19. Onstage & Backstage at the Night Owl Theatre, by Ann Hayes;
20. The Many Adventures of Robin Hood, by Howard Pyle; and
21. The Complete Humorous Sketches and Tales of Mark Twain, by who else?

And how much money did I walk out with?



Janice Phillips said...

I am living vicariously through you as I see this list and THRILLS are rushing over me at the thought of how much fun it must have been to find these treasures among the stacks of unwanted books...and now they will have SUCH a happy home...sigh...I love books.

Laura said...

Great selections! You did well!

Queen of Carrots said...

Great haul! Our big sale is in June--I hope I can get a babysitter that week.

Henry Cate said...

Just think how many books you could have gotten if you had gone in with $60! :-)

One of the things I struggle with is there are so many good books I want to read, but there are other things which I want to do, and some times need to do.

scb said...

I really enjoyed "From the Mixed Up Files, etc" -- read it as an adult. Hope you like it, too!

Oh the joy of a stack of new-to-you books!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I spent a bit of time here and saw your review of Randy Alcorn's book. I love his work and am adding this title to my list of reads for 2008. I read Safely Home years ago and am still deeply effected by it. I recall having to put it down because I was crying and hadn't even made it through the dedication!

Petunia said...

You got some great titles. I missed the last library book sale by me but the next one is in April and it's already marked on the calendar.

Jeane said...

I love library book sales. Especially those huge end-of-the-year ones. They contribute a lot to my growing pile of books at home.

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