Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another Book Sale

If books were addictive, I'd have long since OD'd. Of course, having no cable TV in my house until 1997, then banning any use of TV by anyone under 19 except between 6PM Friday and 6PM Sunday, and banning all sorts of video games has made my children highly literate. I'm no idiot; I know they play video games at friends' houses, but just because the rest of the world jumps off the Brooklyn Bridge doesn't mean I have to follow suit.

Anyway, it was off to my cute little local library...you remember this one...
Where my boys got about 10 books each, and I bought...
for which I have no space on my counter.

But now I have new inspirational material. And just maybe I need to clean out cookbooks I don't love, and let someone else benefit from them.

Now, off to play in the garden with the boys (translation: supervise while they labor, because I don't bend that well any more), and do a little sewing. Dinner tonight at Perkins as a reward to both boys for getting all A's on their latest set of Calvert School tests. Any Calvert Mom will tell you that's no easy feat, and I am proud!

20 comments:

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I am also a sucker for books.

doggybloggy said...

I think the first cookbook I ever looked at when I was a kid was the fannie farmer -

Pam said...

I love to go to library book sales and gobble up cookbooks! Congrats on the grades! Impressive!

Paula said...

Congrats to the boys! I hear their teacher is awesome! :-)

I love my little local library. Looks like you got some real treasures at the sale!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Congrats on your boy's A's. I love book sales, wish i was closer! Diane

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Mickle in NZ said...

Well Done Ryan and Mark - just the 10 books each to celebrate?

I think my dear Mum had to move our fortnightly library visits up to a weekly frequency when I was 7 and sister 10, just to keep up with our reading. I still have ALL my books .

It is only blogging that has finally slowed me down to food and fibre (currently knitting/crochet) book purchases only!!

I hope you all have a very happy time and meal out on Sunday. Huggles to all, Michelle.

Channon said...

What great finds! Congrats to the boys and to you. How did Thor do, or does he not test? ;)

buffalodick said...

My first cook book was Betty Crocker- now over 260 in my house..Congrats to those kids of yours!

Nichole said...

Book sales = fun!

Linda said...

Lucky woman....I'd have fought you for the hardcover Fanny Farmer...my old paperback is over 25 years old and I still love it.

elbouwii said...

your a bookaholic like Sanne haha

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

noble pig said...

You got some good ones!!

Breezy Point Mom said...

You are definitely my kind of lady / mom. And I have to say a hearty congrats for getting all 1's in their Calvert tests. Yes, it is no small feat. I didn't know you were doing ATS. We are, too.

gaylen said...

What?! You're not cooking? I"m shocked. enjoy your day. g

~~louise~~ said...

That makes two of us Marjie but then you know that already. I OD'd on cookbooks long ago:)

It's really nice to learn that I am not the only "mean" mother. We didn't have a TV in our house for nine years. Yes, nine. Of course, that was before all the new fangled gizmos now available. I don't know who had the more difficult time though. The kids or me. Comments from those would be Brooklyn Bridge jumpers never stopped!!!

I LOVE your library. So cute:)

Congrats to the boys, I hope they ordered a huge dessert!!!

Pam said...

Congrats to the boys for their A's! I am a big book lover too - we hit the library at least once a week.

The Blonde Duck said...

Our library had a booksale and I missed it. You got some good ones!

Sue said...

Our book sale is this weekend and I can hardly wait. I have two of those cookbooks in my little bookcase in the kitchen.

Congratulations to the boys and to you for making such good healthy rules.

TavoLini said...

hahahahaha--you and I are alike on this one. And yet, we have so many books that guests rarely notice the lack of TV