Morning Meanderings… A Book Sale and A Bike Ride

Good morning!

Yesterday was a blast at the Brainerd book sale.

I arrived around 6:50 am and secured the first spot at the sale as per crazy book girl tradition. ๐Ÿ˜›

First three cars in the library parking lot!

Soon to follow – two of my awesome friends joined me at the 7:00 am hour.ย  YAY to Dawn and Amy!

Here we are – me, Dawn, and Amy…. holding down the first three spots tot the sale.ย  Did I mention it did not open until 9 am?ย  ๐Ÿ˜›

As the hour neared 9 am… the line wrapped around the library.ย  They let in the first 50, then as people leave the sale, they replace them with people still waiting.ย  It is quite the system ๐Ÿ˜€

And then we were in and it was AWESOME!ย  Paperbacks and hard covers alike are 50 cents a piece.ย  Here is my haul:

I am thrilled with my take away!ย  I am excited especially about City Of Ashes, the Margaret Atwood books (I have yet to read her…) and Anita Shreve’s Weight Of Water – which many of you have said is one of Shreve’s best.ย  I am hopeful that many of these other titles are incredible too… I just dont know it yet!ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

Tomorrow morning I go on probably my favorite bike ride of the year, the Camp Benedict Ride.ย  Two days… 150 miles… possibly 175 if I do the optional 100 the first day, which I really hope to do as I have not ever done a century in one day before and that was the plan at the MS ride in June, but unforeseen happenings made that not be possible.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

52 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… A Book Sale and A Bike Ride

  1. Have fun on the bike ride, glad you got the books you wanted.
    Our Friends of the Library group sponsors a huge four day event
    as our yearly book sale. It is usually the first week in June.

  2. OMG…you are totally over the top with sheer numbers of books…but you really did get some awesome ones!!!

    I just cleaned out all of my booms and gave about 500 to our library for it’s book sales so this makes me feel really good…

    The Judith Hendricks book…Bread Alone…was one of my all time favorite books years ago…I read everything she writes…I hope you will like it, too!!!

  3. What a haul! I miss my library in California….they had great sales, too. The weight of water is one of my favorites of Shreve’s books.

    Have fun on the bike trip. Sounds ambitious but fun!



  4. Wow, 50 cents for everything is great! Looks like a lot of good reads. Diana Gabaldon is one of my absolute favorites! I really want to reread the whole Outlander series but hate to take the time away from all my other books. Good luck on your ride today. Next weekend I am doing my first ever 5K, your biking was part of a number of things that inspired me to go for it.

  5. Wow great haul! I belong to the friends of our library group and we do 2 sales a year, but they aren’t as big as your sale looks. We don’t have the room really to do one big one a year. ‘Weight of Water’ was one of my all time favorite books! I really liked it because it was based on a true story and in Maine my favorite place. Enjoy it!

  6. You did well on your book spree! I see lots of books that I really enjoyed: The Weight of Water, No One You Know, The Sisters, The Hours… I also enjoyed Jennifer Haigh’s next novel — I haven’t read Mrs. Kimble yet, though I own it. Happy reading and have fun on the bike trip!

  7. holy moly! That is quite the haul. The Sisters is a fantastic read and got me completely hooked on the Mitford sisters. Nancy Mitford is now one of my favorite authors. Faithful Place is my favorite Tana French book!

  8. Ha-Ha! Love how eager you are, and with good reason. What a great haul! I see several titles I’ve read and loved, like The Hours, The Whole World Over, Case Histories, No One You Know, The Weight of Water, The Accidental Mother, and Blind Assassin. Wow!

    You have some good reading ahead…and, of course, the others that I haven’t read look good, too.

    Your jeep looks just like what I could envision you driving.

  9. I love reading your posts! It’s like Tales from the Insane Asylum! ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILES?!!! Just having gotten your cast off? Actually the longest I ever did was 70 miles; it took all day, it was 20 years ago, and I STILL haven’t recovered from it!

  10. Wow – what a great haul of books! I haven’t been able to bring home stacks of books like that from the local sale for a awhile since I’m all out of book storage space. I have to read more of those I own and then give them away (either that or buy a bigger house, which I’m not opposed to). ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Nice stack of books. I see a few that I picked up at my last library sale that I haven’t read yet. I had to stop going to the sales… my overflow book shelves are full. I’ll concur about Weight of Water, Shreve at her best. I also loved her first book, Eden Close. Have a fun ride.

      1. They’ve been having it all week (and normally have a good size one all the time), but I’ve been resisting because of my three trips to the Borders closing sale.

  12. 50 cents apiece even for hardcover! Wow! Ours are more expensive, but then we’re raising money to build a new library – desperately needed. I see you got a Dennis Lehane. I just finished his Moonlight Mile which was great.

    Lots of luck on the bike ride. Hope you have good weather for it.

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