Oct 15, 2008

more books!

I really wasn't going to post twice today, especially since it's photos of more book stacks! But I can't help it. Because what's a birthday without a book-buying spree? Here's what I got at the public library sale, this first pile (plus two kid books) for $15:

And the rest (plus three more children's books) for $4. I just can't resist interesting-looking books for cheap, especially when the money I pay helps support my library. Most of these titles I've never heard of, they just looked good. I've read The Dragonbone Chair and Wringer before, and I think maybe The Egg and I a long time ago. Oh, and Then We Came to the End I just won from of Laura at Reading Reflections; found it in my mailbox when I came home with the library box. I love getting book packages in the mail!

The complete title of the last book in this stack is: Making Friends: Training Your Dog Positively. No, I don't have a dog. But my interest in animal behavior extends to curiosity about how they're taught, and maybe someday we'll have a dog (my daughter sure wants one!). And though there's two books in these stacks about dealing with squirrels, I don't really think of myself as having a "squirrel problem." I don't feed the birds- that would just bring them closer to my hunting cats. But I'm a bit annoyed that they're always digging holes for their nuts in my vegetable garden, so I wanted to learn a bit more about them.

The "unread" stack next to my bed has now piled up to ninety-four. I didn't think I was terribly obsessed about acquiring books before, but this is too much. I simply can't allow myself to buy (or swap) any more until I've at least reduced the pile by half!


  1. It's fun seeing the book I sent in your stacks! I also recently picked up Cane River at a library book sale. The Thirteenth Tale would be a great book to read this month--it is deliciously spooky!

  2. Anonymous10/15/2008

    OMG what a haul.

    Laura, I bought Cane River for only 25 cents at a charity auction and it is one of my fave books of all time! Enjoy!

  3. Sounds like I found some good ones! I almost didn't pick up Cane River, now I'm glad.

  4. Wow, what a haul! Enjoy those books, Jeane! :)

  5. Oh I love book sales!! I hope you enjoy The Thirteenth Tale. And tell your hubby that his stacks were great as well!

  6. What a huge find!! Great sale! I know, I can't resist the cheap books either, and our library sale is coming up this Sat. Yikes.
    (was it your bday?)

  7. Yes; the 15th was my birthday.

  8. My unread stack is getting close to 100 books as well. This had never happened to me before. I blame blogging :P But anyway, I seriously need to stop buying and mooching books.

  9. I'm jealous about The Egg And I!
    (happy belated birthday! did you have cake and ice cream?)

  10. Sounds like the Egg and I was a good pick, too. It's title was so familiar I felt I'd read it before, but remember nothing about it. Eager to open it once again.

    We didn't have cake and ice cream, doing that tomorrow when my sister comes to visit (and carve pumpkins; I love having a fall birthday!) But my husband sent me a chocolate flower arrangement on my b-day, that was lovely. (I cannot resist anything chocolate, and it was so artistic as well. I should have taken a photo but I just ate it)


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