Friday, September 25, 2009

My Morning in Heaven

I've just had the most wonderful morning in heaven (aka the lifeline bookfest). I had such a lovely time just walking around and getting some cheap books and supporting a good cause at the same time. Win Win situation right?!.

I wasn't overly smart though and only took in one 'green' bag, so I had to buy a calico bag before my arms dropped off .Note to self 20 books in a calico bag hurts one's shoulder. I think next year I might invest in a 'nanna-push-a-long' trolley so I can drag my books around, not cart them around on my shoulders.

It was so lovely seeing people of all age and race walking along the tables and looking for a good book to read. It made me smile when I saw little kids with books in their arms, ready to take them home and cherish them forever. I'm so pleased that children still love reading and aren't just interested in the television, or computer.

So what did I purchase?? Well I bought:
  • 9 of the 'Dr Scarpetta books' (To complete my series) - Patricia Cornwell
  • Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
  • Harvesting the Heart - Jodi Picoult
  • The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
  • The Wedding - Nicholas Sparks
  • PS, I Love You - Cecilia Ahern
  • Sundowners - Lesley Lokko
  • A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks
  • The Choice - Nicholas Sparks
  • The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory
  • The Naked Husband - Mark D'Arbanville
  • The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Joy Fowler
Now despite what my husband might say, 20 odd books is not unreasonable. Especially when I've wanted all these books for forever. AND all 20 books only cost me $95. Bargain I say. There's no way you could buy 20 books in a retail store for that price.

Aaahhh bliss! Now I just need to find room on my bookcase for the new additions.



Zoey said...

Oh .. I LOVE the lifeline book fests. This year I restocked the Baby Sitters Club books that I used to own which my dad sold on my at a garage sale. I got a huge styrofoam box of them for only $25!

I'm such a fan of Nicholas Sparks too. I love both the books and movies of Walk to Remember and The Notebook. They all make me cry my eyes out, and I love that.

I recently reviewed Jane Austen Book Club on my blog.. I just finished reading it.

You got a good haul there! I think I'd be happy to read any of those books :) Well done!

Zoey said...

ps.. I just wanted to let you know that I have given you a lovely blog award..

I really enjoy reading your blog, so thanks!

Zoey x