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The Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale

I went to the GLA annual book sale yesterday.  Even dragging my tired tot along, I found some great books! 

For the gentle parenting lending library, I picked up Positive Discipline, Positive Discipline A-Z, and Punished by Rewards.  I squealed triumphantly when I found the Alfie Kohn book.  I startled the pregnant mom beside me.

For the UCEDS library, I grabbed The Premature Baby Book, A Child is Born, Mamatoto:  A Celebration of Birth, and The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

For my husband, I snagged A Naturalist’s Guide to the Southern Blue Ridge Front, South Pole 900 Miles on Foot, Alaska Wilderness:  Exploring the Central Brooks Range, and Still Waters, White Waters.  He asked me if I was intentially trying to drive him away.

For CareyFootprints by Denise Levertov.  I finally found a bosom friend, kindred spirit who quotes poetry to me by email; not nearly as romantic as hand-written perfumed letters but who keeps stamps these days?     

For Norah:  only a tiny goblin book she sneaked into our bag.  I’m a children’s book snob and the pickings were slim. 

For me, I didn’t have much time.  I mentioned the tired tot, right?  I tangled with a football-playeresque guy over The Unicorn & Other Poems.  Go figure.  And, walking to the check-out, I reached back and grabbed Midwives

Final bill:  25.00  Not bad.  Until they announced that the “fill-a-bag-for-10.00” sale was starting in 15 minutes as I’m handed my receipt.

7 responses »

  1. wow! That sounds like a great book sale. Let me know next time it’s happening! I’d love to go.

  2. Two post in a row…I’m having a great night! I just love your blog Julie. Keep it up!!

  3. Oh my goodness, the book Midwives looks amazing but as a pregnant woman, the review just make me want to crawl up in a corner and cry! Please share your thoughts after you read it, and maybe I can read it after I am finished having babies. 🙂

  4. My mom went and got this amazing coffee table book about the history of babies and pregnancy…crazy stuff…will be bringing it to work.

    Julie, you just can’t go around scaring the pregnant women. lol

  5. HOORAY for quoting Anne Shirley! As it was my childhood goal to be her, your reference makes me very happy! 🙂

  6. the used books on Amazon are the best cheap books that you can get _

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