Monday, May 23, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. This meme is now on tour and this month it is making its home at Mari Reads.

This week the boy and I went through some of our books and ended up donating 7 bags to the library for their sale this past Saturday. My son is 6. He sees me acquiring books from various places all the time and has always been encouraged in this as well. Through our various Saturday book hunting adventures (Goodwills, libraries, bookstores-used and new, yard sales), I am proud to say I have created a little reading monster. Mission accomplished! The donation to the library however, put me in a bit of a pickle. Yes the goal was to get rid of books we're not going to read but as we're dropping them off I get the inevitable question from the Boy "Mom, are we coming back to the sale to look at books on Saturday?" Now, I would be a hypocrite if I said no-so off we went. Unfortunately for the boy, 90% of the kids books there were ones he donated (although he did manage to snag Sponge Bob's book of excuses...). I however had some great finds (was there ever any doubt?). So,

From the FOL sale on Saturday:
  • The Outlandish Companion by Diana Gabaldon
  • Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

I also managed to get hardcovers of The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) and A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander #6) to replace my worn paperback copies. The grand total for these 4 books plus Boy's Spongebob book? Well it was a $3 a bag sale so...$3! Thank you library!

Also got 2 from PBS this week:
  • Ravens of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson
  • G by John Berger

That's it for this week. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What fun finds! Enjoy your reading.

  2. I LOVE library sales!!! You found some great ones! And I love that your little boy is one of us :)

    Happy Reading!

  3. I love the library sales. I love donating and buying! I love that you share your love of books with your son.

  4. Oh wow, you found some gems at the library! Have fun with your new books :)

  5. I am jealous, I have been wanting the Outlandish Companion forever- hope you enjoy reading it!

  6. Another great mailbox! My 5-year old daughter enjoys acquiring books also :-)

  7. Looks like you had a great week! Happy reading!

  8. Nice finds, enjoy them.

  9. I had the first 6 Outlander books and loaned them out, only to have them never return. I STILL have my signed copy of the Companion, though! My goal is to re-purchase (in hardback, if possible), the entire series to re-read. LOVE library sales! Enjoy your reading week!

  10. Ohh - Ravens of Avalon looks great. :)

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  11. The Outlandish Companion sounds cool!
    Gah I've never heard we had any library sales here :(

  12. What a wonderful week of giving back and then receiving from the Universe as well! And I appreciate your mailbox image: May I borrow?
    I've read many Rushdie novels, but never his classic Midnight's Children. When you embark upon it, let me know - Mayhaps we can form a virtual book group...
    Thanks for hopping by WhatSheRead today. Follow-back?

  13. Feel free to use the mailbox image Laurie. I think I found it on Amazon :)