We went back to the used book store one more time. Here are my new acquisitions.
- The Stuff of Fiction: Advice on Craft by Douglas Bauer: It starts with a quote from a fairy tale that I just read, and since I’m on a fairy tale kick, this book was clearly meant to come into my possession.
- The Cat Who Came for Christmas by Cleveland Amory: Cute premise, and just about time to start thinking about Christmas.
- Mermaids on the Moon by Elizabeth Stuckey-French: This and the following title by the same author sounded like they might be funny, and I am in serious need of some light and humorous books. I promise not to hold the author’s hyphenated name against her (even though I think hyphenated names are silly).
- The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
- On We Go: Reading for Meaning: A book for children that has some cute stories for kids. This copy used to belong to the Boston school committee.
- An Infinite Number of Monkeys by Les Roberts: Fun title!
- The Way We Talk Now: Commentaries on Language and Culture from NPR’s “Fresh Air” by Geoffrey Nunberg: I love both language and NPR, so why not?
- Bunnies and Their Hobbies by Nancy Carlson: An innocuous book with cute pictures, perfect for children.
- The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore: Yes. I do already have a copy of this book. I thought it might make a good Christmas present.
Total cost: Free (my books fit in the bag with Faithful Reader’s books and consequently did not cost a penny)
That was our last trip to the store. It closes on Friday. I am sorry to see it go, but I am grateful for all the inexpensive books.