A peek into today’s library haul – minus the books I got for myself, I got a little excited and added those to my nightstand stack immediately after getting home.
Today’s haul includes a few Gail Gibbons books, a few Be a ____ Detective and a few Let’s Read and Find Out Science books. Also lots of nature books since I’m going to be sharing a bunch of nature resources on Instagram this month.
Twice a year there is a large library book sale near me. They have books upon books upon books.
Obviously I make sure my schedule allows me to go.
Sadly, I was disappointed this year. Previously I had been able to get six books for $1, this year they upped the price to $1/book for hardcover non-fiction – I mean, it’s still a good price but it’s not nearly as good of a deal as it used to be.
I bought my third copy of The Two Towers because I couldn’t resist this pretty edition. Even though I’ve never read the book (though I did start The Fellowship of the Ring yesterday!).
I was excited about the dyslexia book and already read it and was disappointed. Boo.
The classical education book (The Core) I have actually read a couple of times before and am excited to have scored that one.
The Wildwood book I want to read for a review (though I should probably start at the beginning).
I also got a book of poetry, something I want to read more of but struggle to make time for.
And then a couple of other books that I will get to eventually.
I’m hoping they reduce their prices for the fall sale or I may not continue going, there are way too many people there to take a proper look through the books and it’s not really worth it if the deals aren’t that great.
Yesterday the kids and I had our first official nature walk of the year. I’m determined that we will all keep nature journals this year – myself included.
They found themselves a little fort in the bushes for the summer and I spent nearly 10 minutes watching a male and female mallard duck on the side of the lake.
We all came home and drew the ducks (well, R drew about 10 other things as well), E was really frustrated with how his duck was turning out – I get it, I was never satisfied with my drawing ability in school (in high school I just refused to hand in art projects because I didn’t like the way they turned out) and so it’s something I want him and I to work on this summer.
I used to have the Handbook of Nature Study book but then gave it away because I was too overwhelmed by it, now I wish I would have kept it, I think we could make good use of it now. I may just bite the bullet and buy myself another copy, ugh, it makes me never want to purge again.