Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday Salon

So it's been kind of a crazy week for me and I'm off to work soon, but that's okay because I'm looking forward to a return to normalcy. I didn't participate at all in Book Blogger Appreciation Week- it was a great idea and I know a lot of bloggers got a lot of traffic in response to this massive blog carnival, but with everything else going on I didn't have the time for it.

I went to a great library book sale yesterday though- just by accident. My husband and I were driving to Borders to spend some Borders Bucks when we came across a big street fair in a local suburb that always includes a massive and excellent library book sale. We got there almost at the end and the selection seemed pretty picked over but I still got three hardcovers I'm excited about- Steve Martin's Shopgirl, which I've wanted to read for a while, Light Fell by Evan Fallenberg, a recent Israeli release and Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes, which just looked interesting to me. I'm sure if I had arrived earlier I would have left with more.

So off to work soon. I've got two storytimes to do and some cataloguing. And today is the last day of summer! So I think that means I'll have to get some ice cream after. How are you spending the last day of summer?


Karen Harrington said...

Steve Martin's Shopgirl is wonderful. And if you like that, you might want to check out his second novel, The Pleasure of My Company. It's very funny!

gautami tripathy said...

I like unexpected book sales!

BTW, you did not miss muh in BBAW!

Shana said...

Marie, I've wanted to read Shopgirl forever. Can't wait for your review.


Literary Feline said...

Those accidental library sale trips are the best--unexpected bounty! I'm especially interested in hearing what you think of Fallenberg's book when you get to it.

Have a good week, Marie!

Serena said...

Accidental book sales rock! I'm glad you got some great finds. Have a great last day of summer. We walked to the library with the dog and back again...for his last long walk of summer.

LorMil said...

Light Fell sounds quite interesting!

Those unexpected moments can be fun! :)

LorMil said...

Light Fell sounds quite interesting!

Those unexpected moments can be fun! :)

Anonymous said...

I can certainly feel the descent of fall. I woke up this morning feeling chilly. Well, nothing like the east coast I guess.

Library sale will be this coming weekend for us. I'm going on Thursday for preview day! :)

Sandra said...

I thought Light Fell by Evan Fallenberg was a stunningly good story. I hope you enjoy it.

Anna said...

I love stumbling upon library sales that actually have good books! I own "Mother of Pearl" but haven't read it yet. It's one of those books that got lost in the shelves, unfortunately. Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

--Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)