Y'all, let me TELL you about this book sale!
I was a good girl and only spent twenty dollars. I walked out with a grocery bag full of books. Hoorah!
Tulsa's weather - well, it worked against me on the last day of February. We've had gorgeous weather for two or three days, so I walked out of the house at 7:40 in the morning wearing jeans, a t-shirt and a hoodie. It was 29 degrees with a brisk wind a'blowin'. Friend Heather and I arrived about ten of eight and walked to the end of the line. The one which wrapped halfway around the gymnasium. Leaving us exposed to the wind. Freezing our tooshies off. I was never so glad to be indoors!
Yes, the gymnasium. FULL of books! On tables, marked according to genre. And not well marked according to price. But that was okay. Let me tell you what I brought home? I'm working from memory here, as I'm currently at work and it's the middle of the night.
Stephen King's Pet Semetary and Bag of Bones
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense
A book of Densa Quizzes
Three Garfield books for Little Guy
One Heathcliff book for Little Guy
One Far Side book for Little Guy
Sword of Shinnara for Oatmeal Head (and Hunny to re-read)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (my favorite book in high school)
Fever 1793, Andersen, for Maybelline
A book of collected essays and illustrations by Dr. Seuss, before he was famous
How to Write and Sell Greeting Cards
I think that's it. There may be a couple more - wait, there's an Anna Quindlen at least. I can't remember if there are any more. Oh! And Michael Crichton's Great Train Robbery. Yeah, that should be it.
And a good time was had by all! I really wish I could have had you all with me. I showed great restraint and only purchased books which had pretty covers and pretty pictures inside. Really.
Until I write again ...
P.S. Oh, and y'all? Head over to Cathy's. She's posted a recipe which looks like it's to DIE for. I'm thinking I'll have to start a fire one day this week, sit with a book and slurp on this frozen hot chocolate!