Monday, April 16, 2012

Library Loot

I had a great weekend and one of the highlights was buzzing into the library to return two books so as not to incur a fine and then finding a whole stack that had to come home with me.  It was also canned goods week; when the library will let your fines drop for a donation.  Love this win-win idea.

The two bottom titles, The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening; Perennials and Annuals, were purchased of the discarded library carts.  Both titles set me back one dollar.  The are circa 1972 but I'm not sure how much this category would have changed.  The photos alone are beautiful.

The next one is from the new nonfiction section; Edible; a celebration of local foods by Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian.  I'm sure I can find a few great recipes to try for a weekend cooking post.

The Annotated Wind and the Willows by Kenneth Grahame with an intro by Brian Jacques seemed like something I should read with Groovy Girl.  I loved this story when I was her age and remember that I was in a book club at my little small town Minnesota library and this book was one of our summer reads.  I think the annotated version will be interesting to explore.

Footprints on the Roof; poems about the earth by Marilyn Singer; ill. by Meilo So and Peaceful Pieces; Poems and Quilts about Peace by Anna Grossnickle Hines were from the library's display of April Poetry.   Out of the many books on display these two appealed to me and I don't have either at my school library.

And I happened to be in the library aisle looking at The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich, which I just recently finished and I spotted the sequal, The Game of Silence.  I'm interested to see where Erdrich takes the story of Omakayas.  

1 comment:

jama said...

Congrats, Michelle. You've won a door prize in my Poetry Potluck (a copy of Guacamole by Jorge Argueta)! If you didn't receive my email, please see my Sunday post. Thanks!!