Sunday, June 7, 2015

Fun books from library book sale

Oh happy day. Saturday, May 16, I happened to go to the downtown library and they were having a huge sale of books in a large parking lot. It was the end of the sale and they said I could fill a bag with books for five dollars. I put ten books in the bag, so that is fifty cents each friends.
The top of the pile book is Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse. Stark was a daring adventurer especially in wild areas of the Middle East.
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson.
Straight Man by Richard Russo.
Village School by Miss Read. I read two in this wonderful series about life long ago.
Mollie Peer by Van Reid. The first in the series is humorous. This is the second.
Sight Hound by Pam Houston.
Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel by Jeannette Walls. Author of The Glass Castle which I read.
The Racketeer by John Grisham.
The Lady in the Palazzo: An Umbrian Love Story by Marlena de Blassi. A memoir of a husband and wife buying a home in Italy. My husband and I read many ex-pat memoirs by people who move from one country to another. We like humorous ones especially, like Victoria Twead's.
Telex From Cuba by Rachel Kushner. "The first novel to tell the story of the Americans who were forced out of Cuba in 1958." When I grabbed this at the sale I assumed it was a memoir; it does sound good even as a novel.
To enhance my mood even more, the beloved Greek Festival was across the street and I bought my husband and I each a baklava dessert. The festival is held on the grounds of the Greek church, and those Greek ladies and the men too sure know how to cook delicious food.
In the past two weeks my husband and I gave about 20 books we already read to our favorite neighborhood Little Free Libraries. We aim to give away as many as we buy to keep our book collection within limits.
I am a retired librarian and I have written two books, and we both love reading. It is almost an addiction; I think we are biblioholics.
   ADDED NOTE: As of October 6, 2015 I have not read even one of these 10 books. My TBR stacks are large, as you can imagine.

29 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh what fun! I love book sales and it looks like you made some wonderful choices. I've read Half Broke Horses and LOVED it! And I'm giving away as many as I read lately, too. Enjoy your day. (I'm going to try to start posting about books on Fridays if you want to join me) Sweet hugs, Diane

Michelle said...

I adore reading. I will have to check out some of these titles.

Carla from The River said...

Fun finds :-)
Happy Reading!
Carla

Mari said...

I love to read too. You found some good ones!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You scored a great stack there! I do adore Kate Atkinson. She's a phenomenal writer.

cynia said...

I must admit I'm such a lazy reader :D.
Have a great afternoon :)

JoAnn said...

I love library books sales - so glad the season is finally here! My goal every year is to donate more than I buy.

I see several books there I'd like to read, especially Passionate Nomad and the Miss Read books. Also remember enjoying Straight Man a number of years ago. Happy reading :)

Vintage Reading said...

Good haul! I picked up a book by Freya Starck the other day but didn't buy it in the end. I would be interested in your review, she is a fascinating woman.

Sam I Am...... said...

Books, oh how I love thee...let me count the ways! LOL! Book sales are dangerous for me...I have so many already and I'm not a speed reader. Good idea to take out before you bring in. I do donate to the library which ends up selling them.
I am listening to the audio of Half-Broke Horses now and I think it is one of the best books on the life of a pioneering woman. You know it's good when you don't want it to end. The author reads it and she does a great job. Of course, it is about her grandmother. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am presently. I have 1 cd to go but it is so good I think I might try and get a copy of the book too.

Susan said...

Oh Terra, I LOVE the used book sales at the library. So many of my books came from those. The problem is, I don't like to part with the books once they are read. My shelves are overflowing. Susan p.s. Thanks so much for your visit.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I LOVE book sales. I'm going to one tomorrow after my duty day! Can't wait to find some awesome books!
warmly,
deb

Allie-oops Designs said...

Now that sounds like a PERFECT day to me. I always wanted to be a librarian - couldn't afford college though. I taught myself to read at age two, just like my mom and oldest son, lol. Books are my addiction for sure, always have been! It's the cheapest way to travel. :)

Laurie said...

You have several authors there I've never heard of, I'll have to catch up on some of them. Of course, John Grisham is one of my favorites.

whiteangel said...

Enjoy your reading, always good finding good books.

Happyone said...

That's enough to make anyone happy. : )

Linda said...

Terra, I love books sales. Enjoy your time reading! :)

xinex said...

Wow how nice! I need those books to put in my bookshelves, lol. Our books are still in MS....Christine

Stella Jones said...

I love book sales too. I love them here and I also enjoyed them when I was in Tennessee. Miss read is my favourite authoress and I have all her books now. I re-read them constantly because they give me a feeling of safety, as if all is right with the world.
I always wanted to be a librarian. I did the next best thing, I became a school secretary.

Simply Shelley said...

I have several books by miss read. I enjoy them. Book sales are fun. Blessings

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love books and the library book sales can be awesome. Now that is a deal you got! I would try a few of these for sure.

Linda

Art @ Home said...

I haven't read any of these! BTW Literary Friday returns tomorrow! ;)

Gill - That British Woman said...

those books sound great and a couple I need to put on my list to read! Our umbrella is anchored down by some concrete pavers so it won't blow away. However we don't leave it open when it is windy either.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh you lucky girl!! Great selection... I love book sales!!

Michaele said...

I you speak of books as some do food - and it seems to whet my appetite in the same way: )

Stephanie said...

Oh, I love to read and also have a pile of books that are needing my attention :) Don't you just love summer reading?

Hugs to you! And enjoy your books!

Simone Dankenbring said...

I love book sales!! You've got some great finds! I just donated some books to our neighborhood free library. (I also picked up a few.)

BlueShell said...

Love books..
thanks for sharing

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Debbie said...

a pretty stack of books, looking mighty fine in the sun!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Great stack.

ENJOY all of them!!

Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth
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