I blame this on my husband …. he asked me “The Crystal Lake Library Friends are having a used book sale this weekend. Do you want to go?” Umm, duh. So almost as soon as the doors opened at nine o’clock this morning (and we weren’t even close to being the first ones there!) I was in amongst all of the dealers with their scanners ($25 to use them!) and the people fighting over the James Patterson novels and related dreck (yes, I am a book snob) to look for some treasures.
Well, I don’t know about treasures, but here is what I picked up:
I’ve never read any Toni Morrison, but Rebecca at The Book Lady’s Blog, who has been re-reading Morrison’s novels in anticipation of her new release this spring, recommended The Bluest Eye as the ideal Morrison novel to begin with. I picked up Gone With the Wind because as I mentioned in my last post about Booktopia an author of a history of the novel and movie will be in attendance, and I thought I’d try to read the book before meeting her and reading her analysis of it (I also just watched a program on PBS about Margaret Mitchell and it was fascinating). And Middlesex, well, I have always wanted to read it, and I’ve borrowed it from the library a number of times, but I just never get around to it; hopefully seeing it on my shelf (well, the pile that is in front of my shelf) will get me to finally read it.
I was thrilled with the travel narratives I bought; I’m still hoping that this is the year I can visit Europe even if only for a short time, but until then I will enjoy living vicariously through others’ experiences.
My husband picked up a book (for his dad, unfortunately the hub is still not much of a reader) and some VHS and DVD movies, so the grand total of our splurge was $14.25. I love library book sales!