This weekend I went to ANOTHER used book sale – this time at my local library. I got some great books there last year so I was excited to go again. I don’t think I’ll be disappointed. I picked up the following books:
A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed by Kahlid Hosseini – Adam gave me The Kite Runner as a Christmas gift and it was fantastic, so I am super excited to have picked up hardcover versions of these books for only $2 each!
The Wave by Susan Casey – It’s a combination of being about the scientific quest to understand huge waves and following “crazy” surfers who seek out gigantic waves. I love, admire, and fear the power of the ocean all at the same time so I’m really interested to read this one.
Cosi Fan Tutti by Michael Dibdin – This is the lightest of what I picked up, but it looks like a good, fun mystery and it’s set in Naples around the mafia…what’s not to love? We’ll see!
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez – I’ve heard good things…but that’s really all I know about it.
And for the kids…. A retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, written and illustrated by Jan Brett. Jan Brett’s books are awesome, and I’ve been searching for good versions of classic fairy tales for my kids. I’ve realized recently that they are familiar with the characters (Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, the three little pigs, etc), but all from newer kids’ TV shows. They don’t actually know the original stories. I’m seeking to remedy that, and this one certainly helps. So far, they like it, and they’re really intrigued by the illustrations, so… success! Oh, and some Catholic Saints coloring books – they were free because they’re coloring books, but they’re super text-heavy and fantastic stories so I’m hoping to hold on to them without allowing any coloring…like the previous owner 🙂
That’s all! I now have a gigantic stack of “new” (to me) used books next to my bed…now to find the time to read them all 🙂
That reminds me, big sale coming up at my favorite used book place in NC. Those sound like great books … Good finds!