Candleman, daughter Katie and I had a phenomenal book shopping spree while on our little vacation last week. While in Vegas visiting our daughter Alyson we went to Barnes and Noble to find me a new novel. We found that but we also found several other books for $4.98, $5.98 and even the unbelievably low price of $3.99! On our way home we stopped at another Barnes & Noble in Provo.
Here's a look at what Katie hauled home:Starting from the bottom she has Vampyre: The Terrifying Lost Journal of Dr. Cornelius Van Helsing, an artist sketch book, The Big Book of Grimm (graphic novel), The Princess and the Bear, a blank unlined journal, Peter and the Starcatchers, and breathe.
I bought a few cookbooks for $3.99 each (the grill one was Candleman's doing).
The books in the next two pictures were all just $3.99 and will be enjoyed by both Candleman and I.
Let's start at the top this time: The Celts: Life, Myth and Art, Kings and Queens: The Story of Britain's Monarchs from Pre-Roman Times to Today, China's Imperial Dynasties: 1600 BC-AD 1912, Dark History: The Popes: Vice, Murder, and Curruption in the Vatican, Spirit of the Polar Regions, Wonders of the World: Masterpieces of Architecture from 4000 BC to the Present, and Great Rivers of the World.Webster's New Explorer dictionary of Word Origins, Freedom from Addiction (Candleman moderates a 12-step type of program that uses this book), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (Candleman plans to donate this to the youth detention center where he is involved in church meetings on Sunday and an activity night on Wed.), Making Sense of Fibromyalgia (hopefully, I find some helpful advise), and Leslie Beck's Best of the Best Quilts.
And finally some novels for me:
Case Histories (I've been wanting to read a Kate Atkinson), The Innocence and the Wisdom of Father Brown, Orthodoxy (ok, not a novel, but it's in this stack), The Tale of Hawthorn House (book 4 in the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter - will have to look for the first 3 in the series), The Secret of Lost Things, and The Lightening Keeper. All were $3.99 except the two by G.K. Chesterton, but I wanted those enough to pay a bit more. You may remember from an earlier post of my recent interest in Chesterton.
That's 30 books and a couple of Lastline Bookmarks and two brain teaser games for Candleman for less than $145! I think that's remarkable and I'm so excited to read them. Many will be used as reference but I hope to read big chunks of those as well as the novels. It would be satisfying to actually make some of the recipes from the cookbooks, but even if I don't I will (and already have) enjoyed looking through them and marking luscious-looking recipes. Hey, it's cheaper than a jewelry fetish! I think.