Weekend Reading

The leaves are changing, the leaves are changing!  Fall is here!  So are clouds and storms and rain, but FALL.  IS.  HERE.

The biggest and best used book store in our town has three locations.  One of those locations is having an amazing warehouse sale this week.  Yesterday was the first day:  fill a plastic bag with all the books from the warehouse (the storage area behind the scenes) you can for $10.  Each day through Sunday, the price will drop some more, but $10 and having more to choose from sounded pretty good to us.

And wow.  I think we did well!

Don't worry.  I don't think the girls are ready for Love in the Time of Cholera.
Books in the store proper were not included in the sale, but we still took home a few more!

Leonard Weisgard!!!

Little Sis found this and sadly informed me that we did not have it home.  I thought about it, and yep, she's right!  How did we not already own it?  She got this, and Big Sis got a Judy Moody activity book (not pictured.)

On top of all this, a special package was waiting for us when we returned home.  We won a copy of Kevin Henkes's Sheila Rae, The Brave, from the blog Juggling With Kids!  A lovely group of bloggers had a Kevin Henkes-themed Summer Virtual Book Club blog hop that I enjoyed visiting.  We're especially excited about this one, as we haven't read this one before!  

On top of this bounty, we still have TWO full bags of library books.  Big Sis is re-reading the Ivy & Bean books all by herself.  (She's more than halfway through Book 2!)  I'm alternating between On the Banks of Plum Creek and My Father's Dragon at bedtime.  (I know it's taking us forever, but I wasn't home evenings during the run of my play.  Now that the play has closed - yes, it was a great run! - we should be able to finish these out soon.  Little Sis is anxious for me to start reading the Oz books!)  I'm working on the same books I mentioned reading the last time I did a Weekend Reading post.  And that's that!

What are you reading this weekend?  Or do you have something much more amazing planned?  And isn't fall wonderful???

And if it isn't fall where you are, tell me about that, too?


  1. There's nothing more fun than going to a used book sale- I could spend hours sifting through books! Glad you found a bunch!

    So I wanted to say, I just got a copy of Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children- I ordered it from hearing about it from you on a comment over at Melissa's place :) I've got my book club reading it for next month!

    1. It's such an odd little book, but fun! My husband and I went to an antique store the other day, and there were piles of old photographs with no owners. If I tried to write a book about them, though, it would just be a book about generations of Midwestern farmers. Nothing quite as weird as what the author of Miss Peregrine's found! I hope you enjoy it!

  2. This all looks AMAZING but what really struck me was the little Santa's Toy Shop book! Oh my, my heart began fluttering at that one!!!

  3. I thought we had that one already - we've watched the old Disney cartoon many times - but even the husband said, "No, you don't have that one." And I guess they were right!

  4. Sounds like a great day! Tomorrow I get to buy some new kids' books too and I'm pumped!!


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