Friday, January 07, 2011

What happens when...

we go to a Library sale? We peruse through the piles very frequently asking; whether we want this book?, or if we have this, and do we want it in hard back? Unfortunately for our groaning bookshelves, most of these questions are answered affirmatively. At the end of our search through the most recent Library sale, we came home with the total of....

21 books. The variety of our finds were astonishing.

We found a wonderful selection of children's books. Including, "Little Lord Fauntleroy" by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which was printed in 1894! It is a little bit beat up, (not surprisingly so for being 117 years old) but still readable.

Then, we were very pleased to find some Bill Pete books, which we have loved since we were very little, but for some reason have never owned.

Of course, the classic section was well gone over and we came through as the triumphant owners of three Charles Dickens novels and one Nathaniel Hawthorne. We were so very pleased with our success that we returned on Saturday, and came home with almost the same amount! Yes, we are avid readers and we all know that you can never have enough books!!

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." ~Charles W. Eliot

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