Monday, October 11, 2010

Book Sale

This past Saturday, there was a book sale at our library.  I was so excited about this.  I planned to get there when the doors opened, anticipating that the good books would quickly be bought.  In typical Moore fashion, the family finally got out the door at 9:45, 45 minutes past the start of the sale. 

Oh well...I did make it, and I did manage to find a few gems, though the childrens' books seemed very picked over only 45 minutes into the sale.  Look what I managed to find though, for a total of 10.00!!!!

Things I am most excited about?  Three!!!  Southern Living cookbooks for 1.00 a piece!!! I would have bought more of these, but someone got to them before me.  I also found the only copy of Ruth Beechick's The Three R's, which I have been wanting to read for a while.  They are wonderful little books that walk you through all you really need to know to homeschool your child through grade 3.  Reading those books has helped me to refocus on what Ada really needs to be learning because I can get overwhelmed with all of the ideas that are out there.  And finally, I was thrilled to find Bringing up Boys by James Dobson, another one that I have wanted to read for a while.  I didn't find any wonderful children's books, though I was excited to purchase some classic Pooh and a Mother Goose book.

Overall, I say the sale was a success.  In fact, I am making three different meals from the cookbooks this week, and I am already using the ideas from Beechick's books.  I can only imagine what I would have found if I had managed to be there when the doors opened!!

And, by the way, Ada's doll is back home, safe and sound. 


Lindsay said...

One of my favorite books was the Jolly Postman!! I loved all the different letters you could pull out and read! Had no clue there was a Jolly Christmas Postman!

Mary Ann said...

I love those Southern Living cookbooks. I have one that was given to me as gift one Christmas. Can't believe you got 3 for $1.00 each. I also have that Miserly Mom book, and love it.

I'm so glad Ada's doll is back home. That story was so precious.

Mary Ann

Mary said...

Oh, I LOVE those Ruth Beechick books!! Any time I am feeling overwhelmed and like I am making everything too complicated, (or when I am tempted to go spend more money on a curriculum that I am just sure will be just the thing to make it all work!) I pull those little books out and let her remind me that this is not complicated! She is my very favorite homeschool author, by far!

Mary said...

Oh, and LB, you'll have to tell me if you think Miserly Moms is worth buying. I bought her "Miserly Meals" a long time ago, loaned it out and never got it back. I am thinking she was anti-couponing at the time? Does that sound right? Anyways, I have toyed with buying that book for a while, let me know if you like it!