I turned 42 since I last checked in, and had an overnight birthday getaway with my husband while my mother watched the girls. I've also been to the dentist, nursed a six-year-old back to health, taken my kids to their first theater production, cooked about twelve dinners, driven to my kids' school and back about fourteen times, attended a couple of gymnastics classes for the kindergarten set, hung out with teenagers at my church's Youth Group, went to a Book Club meeting, met with my Living Stones friends, and attended a Vacation Bible School planning meeting.
So, yeah, not much going on around here...
What I really need to tell you about today, though, is the latest library book sale. I go to at least four of these sales each year, if not more. I have boxes and shelves of books that I haven't even gotten to yet from previous sales, but I just can't stop myself from going. I can't stand to think of what might be there that I might miss!
Today's sale was the one that I consider the best of all the ones in our county--the Media Free Library Book Sale. I usually go on Sunday and enjoy half-price, but I went on full price Saturday--ouch! Here's the loot I came away with, though--well worth full price, at $2 apiece.
I don't always find so many art-y books at the library book sales, especially not collage and mixed-media titles. And acrylic painting! And book binding! Pretty remarkable finds today. I actually already have a copy of Collage Playground; stay tuned, since it might end up in a giveaway soon!
Some great photos--
Vintage comic strips--
Cartoons from the era--
Even sheet music of popular songs of the times--
Aside from art-y books, I purchased these other titles:
While I leisurely perused the sale, my husband took the girls to make their purchases, and you can see the aftermath of their library book sale experience in the family room: