Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Library Book Sale

Focus for this List:
I've discovered, over the years, that one never knows what can be found a library book sale. There is a great little Library Book Store in Roswell, and another just a matter of blocks from our house. This list is a fairly random sampling of the treasures we found!  Now, here's the kicker: these are all new books, so I can't offer much in the way of commentary.  Rather, this is just a sampling of what we may be reading in the next little bit!

1.  Richard Armour: My Life with Women: Confessions of a Domesticated Male
Published in 1968, this is a funny little book with wry commentary, cute illustrations, and amusing verse.

2.  Lillian Too: 365 Feng Shui Tips
It was pretty!

3.  Azar Nafisi: Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
I've heard good things about this one. 

4.  Sue Grafton: 'A' is for Alibi
I'm normally not much of one for reading mysteries, but I think I'll like this protagonist. 

5. Visiting Langston by Willie Perdomo and illustrated by Bryan Collier
Gorgeous artwork in this one, with lots of references to his poetry. It is a good conversation starter, and should be a great way to introduce a kid to the poet behind the poetry!
Visiting Langston

6.  The Krazees story by Sam Swope, pictures by Eric Brace
A delightful book to read when you (or your little ones) just can't manage to sit still. The onomatopoeic language is reason enough to buy the book though! 
The Krazees

7.  Women at War edited by Lois McMaster Bujold, and Roland J. Green
A collection of military sci-fi stories written by women, and edited by one of my favorite authors.  What's not to love?  I've been enjoying this one already.  Among other jewels, it's got Elizabeth Ann Scarborough's story about the beginning of Peytabee (Powers That Be).

8.  Langenscheidt Pocket Russian Dictionary
Why?  Because Mr. Turkey occasionally plays music by Russian composers, who write notes on the music in Russian.  No really, that's our reason, if one needs a reason to buy a cool dictionary!

9.  Charlaine Harris: Shakespeare's Trollop
How could I resist that title?  Apparently it's a mystery series, with Shakespeare being the name of the town, but still, I had to bring it home!

10.  David Korr: Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree
Ok, so we found this one at a yard sale, not at a library sale, but still, when you find a book from your childhood, it behooves you to give it a good home!  (BTW: follow the link on the author's name . . . did YOU know there's a muppet wiki???)
Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree (a Little Golden Book #109-32)


  1. I've enjoyed other books by Charlaine Harris... that one sounds fun! Can I borrow when I vist next?

  2. Just FYI, I LOVE Sue Grafton; I've read SEVERAL of her Alpha-Books. :)

  3. Looks like you found some really good books at the sale.