Friday, May 18, 2007

Library Sale!

Today our library holds their yearly Book Sale!

no worries that my bedside table looks like this...and this scene is repeated throughout our home :) (don't panic...these are just the unread books)...

I've only held 2 Book Purges in my life...and I deeply-oh-so-deeply regret both ...(I still want all of my yellow-spined Nancy Drews back!)

once in a blue moon, I'll send a book off to Goodwill...one that I deeply dislike...or I'll pass a copy of an okay book along to a friend who wants to give it a go...

but mostly, I hold onto my Books :) ...

have you ever just had that random line of dialogue or stray character bit pop into your mind...from a book you read years and years ago...and you can't recall something about it? but it is going to absolutely drive you up the wall until you clarify what was done, said or whatever?

well, me too!...and what a major pain to track down a book that has gone OOP just to verify how a line is worded...or to recall the particulars of a singularly intricate storyline...or even to check something really really minor...like a house address...

anyhoo...most of our books now come from the thrift shops e-bay...(I think you can see the stickers on the spines in some of the photos)...I'm always elated and yet a little sad when I come across a cache of really great books at the thrift shop...

it means someone else is doing her/his own Book Purge...and I know it will be regretted...

not by me because I'll be doing the Happy Book Dance (trust me, you don't want to see this...it ranks up there on the Scary Scale right alongside the Happy Food Dance)...

Wish me Happy Book Rescuing today :)

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If you have me on bloglines or a service like that where you get a heads-up that I've published a new post...and you get a million notices for 1 entry...it is me trying to get these dadgummed huge spaces out of my entries! sorry about that...maybe I'll figure out what is going on one of these days...probably not...but maybe...


6 comments:

Rabbit Hill Creations said...

Happy Book Rescuing Day Mrs.G!...your bedside table is nothing compared to my fabric stash!...and yes I have it all over the house and on the side of my bed as well! :)

meg said...

Laughing only because your stacks look suspiciously like my own. My husband is not a reader & doesn't understand my love affair with books, but he patiently stands by as I bring home more. I did do a purge last year- mostly old college text books, craft books I lost interest in, & so-so paperbacks.

Mrs. G said...

RHC, I don't even sew...and I'm building quite the fabric stash, too...I had to mental talk harshly to myself today to stop from swingin' by the fabric store that is closing...

and Meg :) my DH was a non-reader when we met...and I suggested that since I read a lot perhaps he should consider taking it up :)

Now he reads more than I do! my concentration level has shrunk to 2 page magazine articles...I'm just ashamed of myself...

I only dragged 12 or so home from the bookstore...and some were cookbooks so those don't count...right?

Cathy said...

Only 12 books...you did good! Let's not talk about fabric stash. My craft/material closet is overflowing.

Me said...

Ah I've got stacks - they drive my husband absolutely nuts.

Roberta said...

awww..your Nancy Drew's. I feel your pain.
I loaned a friend my Little House on the Prairie set before we had children (the manilla colored books) and she forgot they were a loan and donated them. Boo hoo hoo.
All is well, we own all the books again (the gingham covers) Glad other people donate to thrift stores too. :)

it's all about the journey...