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 Carey: Footprints 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.