Oh! I knew I should have prepped this post yesterday, but I was so tired…. and I was reading… AND….. reading won.
So as promised – here is the “rest of the story” about yesterdays plan to be the first people in line for the Fall Library Sale. AND – yes we did it! Woo hoo!
I arrived at 7:02 (had to stop and get gas, can you believe that? There are a lot of things you need to consider in pulling off a really good mission and seriously – rookie mistake, not having enough fuel to make your getaway.. GAH!)
My friend Amy arrived shortly after me.
We laughed about our earliness… high-fived over our success…. and since no one was really around yet (or so we thought) we would take a few funny pictures. I had brought a folding camp chair and a blanket so I decided to give the impression that I had slept at the library. Amy was happy to oblige by being the picture taker.
It might have been more realistic if I could have stopped smiling….. BUT it was a LIBRARY SALE, what could I do?
The next person arrived at 7:20 and it went on from there. We had a great time talking books with the people in line and I had the opportunity to hand out my Book Journey card. Amy was really hoping for a copy of The Passage and I shouted this information down the line asking others if they seen it, she was looking for it.
I really had no book I was looking for. I just like to see what there it is and what catches my eye.
The line by 8:20 am wrapped around the building. The doors to the sale open at 9 am and they only let in about 20 at a time so the tables do not get too crowded.
The weather was nice so we were not battling any cold or rain. At 9 am they opened the doors and we were in! At 50 cents a book, here are my treasures of the Fall Library Sale:
There they are. My precious. I mean, my books. They are all books I think I would enjoy reading but the real “woo hoo treasures” of this pile for me was:
The Bell Jar: This is my October Classic book club read and I had yet to purchase it!
Garden Spells: one I have seen many reviews on and LOVE this cover!
Precious: has been on my list to read
The Children of Hurin: I am a BIG Tolkein fan!
Summer House: If you know me well, you know this is one of my favorite all time books. I have several copies and I grab them up whenever I see them at sales so I can have extras to hand out. I have never seen it in hard cover before.
SO that’s the last of the library sales until April 2011. I hit three this year and was told about a big one in Duluth that I will have to check out for next year as well.