Thursday, November 11, 2010

Library book sale

It's that time of year again - the library book sale! A few weeks ago I dropped off a few things that I had read and hadn't loved. Books I really enjoyed either find a home on my shelf, or I give away to friends or family members. This year's sale was huge; one of the librarians said that there's a new committee overseeing the sale. I say, bravo new committee! Lots of great stuff. As usual, I got carried away. $1 for trade paperbacks, $2 for hardbacks; I walked out with two big bags for $29.

Zingerman's Guide to Good Eating
Amy Bloom, Where the God of Love Hangs Out (hb)
Carl Hiaasen, Flush (I think we already own a copy of this...)
Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs (hb)
Jennifer Weiner, Best Friends Forever
Amy Bloom, Away (already read it, but wanted a copy)
Patricia Wells, The Food Lover's Guide to Paris
Minimus (children's Latin textbook...I already have one copy)
Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna (hb)
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire (hb) (already read it, but wanted a copy)
Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (already read it, but wanted a copy)
Maiya Williams, The Golden Hour (looks like something Alex would like)
Blue Balliett, Chasing Vermeer (hoping to interest Tim)
J. Courtney Sullivan, Commencement
Mark Haddon, A Spot of Bother
Neil Gaiman, American Gods (loved it, wanted my own copy)
Michael Chabon, Summerland (loved it, wondered if Alex might be ready for it)

Plus a bunch of Garfield, Simpsons, and Foxtrot comics, a Ripley's Believe-it-or-Not book, etc. which will be revealed right before our 1.75 hour drive to a soccer tournament next weekend.