Egads. Sunday. Survivor of the fall book sale for the library. Yesterday was our bag sale… $2 for as many books as you can put in a bag. We were a little nervous because we found out on Friday that the Homecoming parade would shut down our sale for a little over an hour as they passed by our road.
Never fear – we made a little square flyer and went and handed them out to participants… you know… like people do in parades… it was… well…
look for yourself:
There was a good 30 to 40 in the room for most of the day. Our sales went over $6,000. I am so excited about that but OH SO TIRED! Even my arms ache!
That all said… as you can imagine this craziness going on this past week really put a damper on my Banned Book Week plans. Thank goodness for all of you who linked your own banned book posts up to the week plans. Not only did I read each of your posts, you inspired me to look for a couple more titles that I was unaware of.
If you have not had a chance to look at the banned book posts, please do. There are some amazing posts and giveaways… and you may learn something new about a book that you love! 🙂
As for me… I was just too tired to read. I am in the middle of two banned books that I should be able to finish up today, and an audio book which is not only a banned book but also our book club read for October.
Here are the books that came into my home this week (not including book sale books – those I will post later)
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare – audio (ooh right???? Two amazing authors!)
Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer– audio (oh this is one I am so looking forward to!)
Somewhere Safe with Someone Good by Jan Karon – audio (new Mitford Series!)
ASTRAY by Amy Christine Parker – audio
The Vineyard by Michael Hurley
Dr. Mutters Marvels by Christin O Keefe Aptowicz
Nightmares! by Jason Segal – audio
On A Clear Day by Walter Dean Meyers – audio
Broken Monsters by Lauren Beuke – audio
BURN by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge -audio (I LOVE this series!)
Get Even by Gretchen McNeil – purchased after reading about this on another blog.
Cocktails for Book Lovers by Tessa Smith McGovern – purchased
Yeah… I think I am going to need another cabin weekend by myself to have a reading BLITZ. 🙂 Now off to finish the Weekend Cooking post I started yesterday and never was able to get back to 🙂
16 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Book Hangover”
Oh, a cabin weekend away to read by yourself sounds amazing to me!! Hope you get it.
Me too. I am trying but almost can feel it slipping away as I think of all I need to get done for a meeting on Monday. Maybe if I can take care of everything this week.
Hoorah for the Book Sale – phenomenal guerilla marketing tactic with great results!
Enjoy your books! I have been noticing Burn around…and I have enjoyed some books in this Michael Bennett series.
I am excited to get started on that one!
A solo weekend getaway sounds heavenly!
A great week with positive results. Good for your library.
Our local library has these sales twice a year, and it’s the reason my bookshelves are bulging–that and because we have a local used shop that I shop at because their profits go to cancer research. Book sales that go to good causes are irresistible to me. I’m always happy to see other people participating in events like this, especially because of how integral the support is to the lives of libraries. You got some great finds! The Cassandra Clare book is new isn’t it? That’s a surprising find!
I’d like to read Five Days Left. Congrats about your book sale. I’m the person on the other side of the fence 🙂 I try to attend all my Friends of the Library Store sales, and recently did a fill up the bag for 3.00 and got 18 paperbacks! Thanks for doing that for your community. Sometimes folks can’t afford books and want to have a print book of their own to keep, and you facilitate that for them. Have a good week and try to have a more relaxing one.
Sheila, I’m thinking the flyers at the parade turned out to be a positive, not a negative! 😀
Yes I agree 🙂
Over $6,000. Amazing!
Most of those books are new to me, so thanks for adding the links!
I think your library sales would be worth a trip to Minnesota! 🙂
What a great sale!!!
CONGRATS!! All your work paid off.
It sounds like it was a huge success.
What a successful sale! That is so amazing! $6,000! Wow! You deserve a weekend reading at a cabin.