This may be getting out of hand . . .


I went to Barnes and Noble on Thursday. There was a used book sale at my library-is a used book sale at my library. I helped set up and put a few books on reserve. Then I went back yesterday to purchase, browse a little more, and found stacks of books I wanted. I didn’t get them all. I’ll leave some for others, but come Saturday I’ll be back for the bag sale. I have no idea where I’m going to put them all!


Far left group:
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (bought at a garage sale and I’ll get to some day)
UnWholly by Neal Shusterman (looking forward to reading, but whenever)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (already owned and read as a child, but feel I should do so again)
Splintered by A.G. Howard (really looking forward to this one)
In the After by Demitria Lunetta (really, really looking forward to this one)
Lord of the Rings (not pictured because Minion #2 is reading it right now. It’ll be awhile before I get to that one)
The Maze Runner (not pictured because it’s in Minion #2’s room and he’s sleeping. Really need to read before movie)


Middle left group: (these are all Minion #3’s choice from the library sale and Daddy’s reading them before bedtime)
Nanny McPhee by Christianna Brand
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Alex Rider Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz (not going to read this one to him yet. He’s a little young)
Star Wars Jedi Apprentice #2 by Jude Watson
Knight’s Castle by Edward Eager


Middle right group: (my library sale finds. I’ll add some sci-fi and fantasy when I go back on Saturday)
The Complete Wilderness Training Book by Hugh McManners (apparently I’m the only one who’s ever checked it out and the librarian remembered and saved it for me. It was research for my current WIP and since she saved it I felt like I had to buy it)
The Silent Boy by Lowis Lowry (never heard of it, but it’s by Lowry so . . .)
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (I feel compelled to read this)
Red Hill by Jamie McGuire (not really in to zombie books, but I’ve heard good things)
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (feel like I’m an incomplete reader if I don’t have this one under my belt)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (read as a kid and want to again for nostalgia’s sake)
Where the Red ferns Grow by Wilson Rawls (once again, must read to be complete)
Anne frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (as I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve never read this and I can’t believe I’ve gotten through life without it, so on the list it goes)


Far right group: (these are for Minion #1. She couldn’t make the sale, but after 19 years I know her tastes by now)
Ladies Home Journal 100 Most Important Woman of the 20th Century
Laura Bush by Ronald Kessler
Exit with Honor: The Life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan by William E. Pemberton
The Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth II by Ben Pimlott

We also found a box set movies of Band of Brothers and the movie The Indian in the Cupboard. I was disappointed that Minion #2 wouldn’t buy any books. He’s in that I’m-fifteen-and-I-refuse-to-participate-in-anything-you-like stage. He reads a lot, and is currently ankle deep in LOTR, but wouldn’t select any other books for the future. I don’t get that. I bet if we went to B&N and I had to pay $15 a book he’d have found plenty! Oh well, maybe in a few years. There was a time my daughter wouldn’t accept hand-me-downs or second-hand items either and she was thrilled when I sent her the pics of her new books.

So I don’t know what I’ll do about reading order, or time. We are going to Boston in a week, so I’ll have a 12 hour car trip each way, though I suppose I should take my turn driving and give hubby a break. I want to stick with a lot of YA for learning and book reviewing purposes, but I’ll slip some of these others in now and then. Plus, the library will be getting new books now that they’ve cleaned the shelves so . . .

10 thoughts on “This may be getting out of hand . . .

  1. I own and/or have read many of these books! Cold Mountain (a modern classic), LOTR, Kite Runner, The Hobbit, James and the Giant Peach (I actually use James’ last name as the title for something in my current WIP), Memoirs of a Geisha… all great reads! I’m envious of your new stash! I’ll have to troll around to see if there are any book sales in my neck of the woods…


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