Sunday, March 1, 2009


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!


Robin said...

That book sale sounds like bliss! (except for the frozen tushies part, that bit sounds like less fun lol)

You'll have to let me know if you like Owen Meany. I've had it sitting in my to be read stack for over a year and never seem to want to pick it up.

Ellyn said...

I can never resist a good book sale either. You showed great restraint.

Going to Cathy's place. Thanks for the tip.

Anonymous said...

You're adorable. I would have bought a huge bag of books too!

Daryl said...

Good books .. is the Fever 1793 Peggy Lee's autobiography? KIDDING .. she was born in 1795 .. KIDDING What is it about?

Anonymous said...

I love "A Prayer for Owen Meany"...nice selection! And enjoy the Hottest of frozen's awesome!

Mental P Mama said...

Awesome books. I love Tess, too;)

CanadianMama said...

I loved bag of bones, read it first hehe!
Also love far side. Looks like you did well!!!

Daisy said...

So many fun titles! I loved Fever 1793. Laurie Halse Anderson is a genius.

Karen Deborah said...

I love love love a book sale. I'm not familiar with your selections except for the kiddie books. Isn't is wonderful to plop down with a good book? We have turned OFF the cable! Looks like we'll be going to the library again.

Karen said...

You done good. Congrats.

Krista said...

I'm dangerous around books too. I used to sell Usborne Books and loved it. I'm a sucker for kid's books with great illustrations and the problem is they don't get as excited about them as I do.

Karen said...

I would give my left toe for a good book sale. Seriously, what a deal you got.

That frozen hot chocolate looks divine.

Anonymous said...

Nice haul!! I am a book hoarder... I have my mother's old nursing texts from the late 70's, and I can't bear to part with them. I should be kept far, far away from book sales.

I should also be kept far, FAR away from frozen hot chocolate. No, I take that bak: it needs another "far" or two in it. Glad you had fun, frozen and not!

Mama Teaching 3 said...

My oldest son (Eli-10) is on the last pages of the Fever, 1973 book. It is a good read. :)