Tuesday, June 15, 2010

We're S-H-O-P-P-I-N-G, we're shopping

We interrupt our Egypt tales for a story of my latest library adventure.
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It started off as an innocent enough trip to the library. I had to go inside to hand return my ILL book (which was amazing, by the way - The Savior and The Serpent). Since this particular branch has the weirdest hours I've ever seen, I had to do it in the middle of my own work day, so I combined the library trip with my food run.

But then I saw that they were having a book sale.

I'm a sucker for book sales.

I'm apparently even more of a sucker for children's books.

Especially fairy tales and fantasies.

Barely 10 minutes after returning my book and browsing the children's book sale room, I had collected 21 books.
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I just couldn't pass them up! I remember loving the artwork of Animalia as a kid. Who wouldn't want to read Winnie the Pooh to their future children, and Anne of Green Gables to their future daughters? Or to themselves? These are books I anticipate reading again and again, so I didn't even second guess my choices.

The Chronicles of Narnia books I picked up were because they were from that specific set. I had received the set when I turned 9, but I didn't get into them right away and eventually let my grandfather borrow them. Sadly, by the time I finally got them back as an adult, there were three books missing. I'd replaced them with newer editions, but my set was tragically mismatched, and the order had changed. I bought all four books they had at the sale, since I couldn't remember which ones I was mismatched, hoping they might complete my set. Luckily, two of them did, and all I'm missing is The Horse and His Boy.

Here's what I scored at this sale:

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
All 7 Anne of Green Gables
All 4 Winnie the Pooh
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales (1980 Random House)
Scottish Fairy Tales retold by Philip Wilson
Peter & The Starcatchers
Around the World Fairy Tales
Animalia by Graeme Base

All 21 books = $13



Giggles said...

Wahoo!! Definitely a big win.

Jocelyn Chappell said...

Wow! You found the treasure trove! What a find!

Heidi said...

BWAH! Awesome!