Yesterday, my sister and I met Margat at Ol’ South for (late) breakfast before hitting the Fort Worth Friends of the Library Book Sale. I enjoy book sales at the Denton Library, but the one in Fort Worth is massive, so I like to make it to that one at least once a year if I can. I especially like to make it on $15-a-box day, which is what yesterday was. Happy.
Step 1: Carb loading at Ol’ South (mmm…Belgian waffle…).
Step 2: Drive to the FW Friends of the Library Bookstore. Follow the crowd to either of the large surplus rooms near the store.
Step 3: Put your name on one of the empty boxes in the corner.
Step 4: Get a handheld basket.
Step 5: Go a little crazy.
I made out like a bandit:
Those two boxes represent several hours of collecting a basket of books and hauling them over to my little corner of the room where the treasures I found were being held. It was a lot of work. I sweat a lot. My arms and legs are sore today.
Then I came home and hauled all of them up the stairs. Then I took a nap.
I made some great finds. Lots of Isabel Allende that I didn’t have before. Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. Many books to fuel my Feast course (including a copy of The Joy of Cooking, which I’ve always wanted and just never got around to buying).
But I think my favorite find was this one:
I feel that the person who came up with that title could be my friend.
So that was my movement for Sunday. Now to find a place on the shelves for my new books…