Monday, August 28, 2006

I Did It........Again.

I think I was on a self-imposed no-buying-books-off-the-internet break or something because tonight, for the first time in many months, I bought a book! *Sigh*. If you are a fellow enjoyer-of-good-books, then you'll understand that sigh. And if not... well, just skip this post;).

Now you would think by the way I got all excited about a book that I didn't just buy a bunch of books on Saturday at a 50+ big, huge yard sale!!!!!

Yes, my to-read pile doubled within 10 minutes that day:D. But it was so much fun!

For instance, I found the book, "Let's Roll" by Lisa Beamer (the widow of Todd Beamer on Flight 93) for $3.00. Originally $25.00. I also found a book about Louisa May Alcott for a quarter. And then (sense of humor needed for this part!) I noticed it last night at a book table and thought that (no offense to the nice man from Christian Book:D) I probably would have paid at least $5.00 if I hadn't bought anything at the yard sale.

And now, I can look forward to when I check my mailbox in a few weeks and take it out and say, "It's here!".

So excuse me if I'm excited about looking forward to my book arriving. I'll admit that little things totally amuse me and it doesn't take much for me to be satisfied! It's kinda like giving a baby a big, expensive gift for Christmas and having them play with the box it came in rather than the toy!

So in my opinion, bring on the boxes! Go give the toy to someone else;).

2 comments:

Abbi said...

You will weep (the gut-wrenching, ugly-cry kindof weep) when you read Let's Roll. I checked it out of the library a few years ago and couldn't look at Scott for a day or so without welling up with tears. Make sure to have a tissue box (or three) handy when you read it!

Anne said...

Abbi ~ That very afternoon, I sat down to read the book. I was totally captivated and I just couldn't put it down until I read the whole thing. I agree with you; weeping will happen as a result of reading it.