Happy Mail



Sitting on my doorstep today:  The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by the wonderful Marcia Brown (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1963); The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright by Jean Nathan (Henry Holt & Co, 2004); and Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise by Sam Irvin (Simon & Schuster, 2010).  Because sometimes the library is short what we want, or the wait is too long...  (And I do love the bargain prices at Better World Books.)

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  1. I came across one of Dare Wright's books at our school library - so creepy! LOL.

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    1. Haha. Yeah, I know people who truly hate them. They think they're disturbing. I think they're interesting. Dare Wright's story is pretty bizarre. I'm looking forward to reading this book!

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  2. Hooray for book packages! I've never bought from better world books, but I'm off to browse now! :)

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    1. I like that it's free shipping, and they have special sales pretty often. And the books you buy benefit literacy projects, which is my favorite part. :o)

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    1. Me, too! I'm expecting another one pretty soon. I'll give it a rest for a while after that. ;o)

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  4. I love the lonely doll books! And totally hurray for book packages :) ~ who are these better world books people? methinks I need to take a look-see!

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    1. They've been one of my favorite sources for used books - especially if I'm looking for something specific - for several years now. :o)

      I just finished The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta. I have several kids books to read at home. I think I'll bring the Dare Wright bio to my final dress tonight.

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  5. I love receiving book packages too :D

    Didn't know about Better World Books! Thanks for the link!

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  6. A book package always makes my day too :O)

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  7. Books in the mail are awesome. I will never tire of the thrill of opening the mailbox to find a package inside. Even if I ordered it and know what it is already, it is still a bit like Christmas.

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    1. Exactly! And these were books I've tried to get from the library, to no avail. I've waited a long while to read them!

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