Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A Funny thing happened on the way….

to the Library Book Sale!

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I knew it would start at 10 am which gave me plenty of time to run over to the Farmer’s Mkt and get fresh veggies and fruit. But guess who was there? A nice young man from the library! He had a table set up showing lots of interesting things about our public library. So I told him I didn’t have time to chat…I was on my way to the book sale! And he gave me a book and bookmarks to get me started!

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The Flying Circus by Susan Crandall. I’ve read it but it’s one I know I will read again and again! Have you read it? OH MY! It’s GOOD!!!

So here are some of my book sale finds!

You can always use another cookbook or 2…

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Or a book of poetry…

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or an old historical novel.

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But the ‘find of the day’ was Ocali Country published in 1966.

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To quote the book cover, “ Ocali Country tells of Marion County, of the rich backgound of it’s distant past and of it’s present importance. More than this it tells of the years between, of its people and of the events which caused it to become one of the most widely known counties in Florida.”

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I love maps so I’ve been pouring over these…

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and these!

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I love learning more about the history of this area where I live now. What are you reading this week?

27 comments:

podso said...

Wow you found some wonderful gems! I too love maps. If we look around there is so much interesting history right where we live. It sounds like you are finding much to enjoy learning about.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, The Ocali book was a great find. I will have to look for the Flying Circus book. The cookbooks looks awesome too.

Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Arlene Grimm said...

Great finds Diane. Our book room has a half off sale all during the month of October so I know I will be bringing home some books. ( Maybe for the little house...that is my excuse for all my purchasing lately.:)

Diane said...

I haven't been to a library sale in quite awhile. Need to go!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You found some great books Sis!! I love library sales. I'm just about to start a new book with so many to choose from in my TBR pile not sure what I'll choose! Hugs.

Linda said...

You just can't go wrong with a library sale!!! You got some real treasures!

Red Rose Alley said...

Ooooo, you found some great books, Diane. I like the book of poetry. The Library Book Sale sounds like just the place for you, as you love reading.

Happy Autumn days, my friend.

~Sheri

Joanne said...

I LOVE a good book sale! You found some great ones!
Have an amazing day
Blessings, Joanne

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Some good finds at the library sale Diane. I've purchased many historical books about the community I live in and my favourite is the one of the area farms and the families that have lived at each.

Connie said...

What a lovely day you had and some wonderful finds. It is always fun to find out the history of your area. Love the maps, too :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Sounds like a successful sale! So fun to find the local history book and the cookbooks. I'll keep 'The Flying Circus' on my book list - thanks for the recommendation! I am in between books right now, but I just read the diaries of Anne Morrow Lindbergh - the wife of the famous aviator. It was so good. Happy reading! xx Karen

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Lovely post and lots of good books to read. Thanks for sharing.

Ariadne said...

Oh I had gone to Acton Library Sale and miss this so much!AriadnefromGreece!

Mildred said...

What a lovely day you had! Fresh fruit and veggies and lots of good books. Yay for you. Thanks for sharing about the books, too. I'll be on the lookout.

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, I love the Gooseberry Patch books, great finding on the books.Blessings Francine.

Susie said...

Hi Diane, Well that was interesting . Glad you got a book you love to read. Blessings for a fun week. xoxo, Susie

Lowcarb team member said...

What a super day you had and wonderful book finds too.

All the best Jan

Margie said...

What a great score, Diane! I'm also a huge fan of libraries and remember when we used to purchased books by the pound at their book sales. I'm currently reading "A Bookman's Tale" by Charles Lovett.

Susan said...

Hello Diane. I love library book sales but I might have to forego the one in November. I have so many books that the shelves are overflowing. Oh NOOOOO! But, maybe, if I can weed some out, and make room, I CAN go to the upcoming sale....hee hee Susan

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Awesome book finds!

BeachGypsy said...

I adore the book sales! Looks like we are going to get hit this time--- how the weather there? Is matthew coming thru there?

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ah, maps ARE cool

Stephanie said...

Ooooh, you definitely found some great books, my friend. Happy reading :)

Hugs to you!

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Diane, what great finding you got there. Loving the maps, specially the Florida one. Hope it's a little cooler up there. No signs of Fall here at all. Stay safe, hopefully nothing going your way.
Sending blessings,
Marlene

Inger said...

What a great day you had. I'm, still reading Lark Rise to Candleford about life in the Oxfordshire countryside in the 1880s. In one part of the book, the author describes the games that the children made up (she was one of the kids growing up there). It was so lovely to read about their imaginations, the exercise they got, running around so much, playing so hard. It's so very different from the world we live in today.

Carla from The River said...

I am jealous, I want those cookbooks. :-)
Great finds!

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Love all of the books and games you found. Sounds like a wonderful day! Hope all is well with you and thank you for popping in to see me. I'm glad you noticed that book! One of my favorites too.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)