Sunday, October 20, 2013

Book Haul

I love a good bargain and I love books.  I love going to my library's used book sales and stocking up on fill a bag day.  Yeah, I may have a picked over selection but the gems I can still load up on makes it worth it.  This time there were a lot more left in the fiction section than last time in June and the mystery section was a bit more picked over but that's fine.  I had a few authors I was on the search for since my love of series makes finding specific books kind of annoying at times.  So I will load up at these sales on books later in the series so I don't have to wait for the library's copy or have to shell out the big books. 

I was a bit irritated at my YA/Children's haul this time.  There were tons more books out there but the people looking at those made me just leave and head for books for myself.  One, people can't read.  It says, "NO STROLLERS."  So yes, that MEANS YOU.  Leave your freaking stroller at home.  Also, I love that kids are into reading and they are at the library book sale, BUT here comes the second thing that irritated me. Two, if your child isn't helping you look/is making a mess, MAKE THEM MOVE or do NOT BRING THEM.  There is an area that has rows of seats.  Hand the older ones a book and have them go look while you are digging.  The rest of us do not appreciate having to dodge around the pre-teen that is JUST TAKING UP SPACE.  And who usually is right next to the stupid person who brought their stroller.

Do not get me wrong.  I love kids.  I have kids.  I teach kids.  Please use common sense and follow SIMPLE rules (NO STROLLER MEANS NO STROLLER).  The aisles are not made for you, me, your two kids and your stroller next to your two kids. 

I was impressed with the amount of YA left.  They must have gone through their selection and it made me sad that I couldn't more easily paw through those books because of the above mentioned pre-teen wastes of spaces in my way. 

Regardless, I walked away with 24 books that I did not have before for a whopping $6.00.

I'm excited to have The Red Tent and The Poisonwood Bible in my possession to get around to when I have time! I've checked both of these out from the library multiple times and returned them unread. I'm also glad I got another Karin Slaughter book and Jonathan Kellerman.

I'm keeping the Animals Should definitely not wearing clothing and My Mama Says.. for my house but the rest are for my classroom. 
Have you read any of these? Where should I start? Do you go to used book sales?

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