Monday, March 11, 2013

Delightful Pursuit in a Snow Storm

At least five inches of snow had accumulated during the night last weekend and thousands of flakes continued to come fluttering down from the sky.

The city plows were out in full force but driving still felt sketchy.

So what's a woman to do after unburying her car from under that thick blanket of snow?  

Go to a library used book sale, of course!

Attending such sales is utterly delightful to me. They are the essence of pure joy and every second spent perusing dozens of book-lined shelves makes me want to dance.

It's also wonderful to be in the company of other book-lovers.

They came out in droves, despite the storm!

Rather than list all  17 of the treasures I found (for less than $20.00), I'd rather share them with you, little by little, as I read them.

Once home, with a fire crackling in the fireplace, I nibbled, one by one, on my smorgasbord of new-to-me books. 

 I snapped a photo of them for you, after setting them up on the kitchen table.



Darlene Nemeth said...

I`m not actually reading a book right now. But I have been reading a lot of blogs lately including yours. I am visiting from Gratitude Sunday blog hop and I am your newest follower.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Oh, what fun you will have! I've been wanting to get to a used book store or a library sale or somewhere to find some "new" reading material.

Joyful said...

It is hard to resist buying books. Thankfully there are so many of them in used bookstores and thrift stores or even available for free! I give mine away regularly through my local freecycle. Even so I have too many and I've just purchased more for Christian study. Right now I'm reading "Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I love going to book stores and to buy good books at cheap prices. Right now I'm reading the 'Tree of Knowledge' of Pío Baroja. He is a Spanish writer of the early twentieth century. Keep in touch

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Susan..... I love library sales, there is always weird and wonderful books to go through... and ... sometimes a treasure...Glad you had a good day, despite the snow..... Barb xxx

Susan said...

Welcome, welcome to Darlene Nemeth from Cambridge, Ontario!

She is this blog's 355th Follower!

Thank you so much for following, Darlene! It is such a delight to have to come and visit.

Hope each of you has a terrific Monday. Hugs to all! Susan

Rebecca said...

O, what a "tease" you are! Stringing me on like this! I think the Maine Farm looks like a wonderful book. Let me know.

I have really been restless and rather unsuccessful in finding books to read that hold my interest lately, so I'll be checking in to find what YOU are enjoying, Susan :)

Bookie said...

You can't keep book lovers down! Looks like you got some real deals...enjoy!

Lady Linda said...

Hi my friend, more snow? GOODNESS! We had temps in the 60's this past weekend and it was oh so nice....SUNSHINE!
Your books look so fun. I hit the book sale at our library last year and should check for dates again. it's really a fun thing to do.
I'm not reading anything right now. Just have a busy week ahead with projects to finish, so I won't be reading for a bit.
Susan, I am constantly amazed at what a GREAT job you do with your blogging. I know you don't accept awards, but I would give you one for doing a fabulous job and always entertaining me in the process.
Love ya,

Nellie said...

"From Preparation to Passion" and "This Will Be Remembered of Her" are what I am reading now. I read "Escape" over the week-end.

Our library book sale is downtown, and is presently underway.

Have a good Monday!

diane.stetson said...

I read in my kindle now but love to hold a real book in my hands sometime. Reading one you sent me from the book sale Susan. Thank you!

Susan said...

I don't have snow (sorry to tell you) but with jury duty last week, I got caught up on one of my favorite authors--Joanne Fluke. She writes the "Hannah Swenson" books; a cookie bakery owner who solves murder mysteries in a small town in Minnesota. Not deep, but very enjoyable and has some interesting recipes included throughout the story. Stay warm, XOXO

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

That is delightful! I am re-reading A New Name by Grace Livingston Hill.

Chatty Crone said...

You know what friend - you get a whole lot of snow up there! lol

I bet you are ready to start gardening. Love all your books.

I am reading a new book by Joni Erickson Tada.

Love, sandie

Lucy said...

I'd love to go to a book sale with you...I'm reading Crossroads by WM. P. Young...

Jemma said...


You do get some snow-but I also know you get to spend fun days with a little grand baby!! I am a huge fan of Norman Vincent Peale-his writing has seen me through some struggles! Oh and Joel Osteen-another favorite.

I am currently reading seed catalogs!!!

Merlesworld said...

Your book sales are pretty good I have never been to one here I think they hang onto the books till they die and fall apart. My daughters partner ordered about 20 books from library in USA, they were Robert Goddard books it would have taken forever to get them here, and they were not very much even with freight charges

Dee said...

I love library book sales....I am jealous. LOL

Ruth Kelly said...

I've been reading "The House at Riverton" by Kate Morton.

Linda said...

Hi Susan,
Wowzers! You did well today! I have a weakness for gardening books. Our snow is starting to go but we could yet get a storm or two before all is said and done. I hope your snow goes as quickly as it came. In the meantime, enJOY your treasures, my friend.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

La Tea Dah said...

I have some of those books too! Such good reading! I especially enjoy the Kitchen Gardens book. Possibly because the illustrations are by Tasha Tudor. Very nice!

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