Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Last Friday we went to our local library book sale. I look forward to this sale two times a year. I always find something. My only competition is my son who happens to find many books that I would love to pick up. He is able to ferret out the classics so much faster that me. It must be his youth and internal radar to where they are placed in the room.
Anyways, I was quite happy to pick up seven books for under seven dollars! The Alcott book has a copyright printing of 1932-not in the best shape with the book spine. The Alice in Wonderland book has a copyright printing of 1929. There is nothing like an old book!
I was thrilled to find a copy of My Antonia, would you believe I haven't read one Willa Cather book in my life---the shame! I have read many of Alcott's books but I do not remember reading Rose in Bloom. I first read Little Women when I was thirteen years old. It was the "book" that inspired me to read in all of my free time. That summer I would lie on the front porch swing with a glass of home brewed iced tea and a book while my friends were playing softball.
Do you have a book that started your reading craze?