Sunday, June 15, 2008

A few little jems

Wow, time flies when you have no interest in posting, and honestly, I really haven't had any. But, I rotate hobbies every three or four months, so blogging is somewhat back on the menu. For now at least.

So, the Wife and I went to a thrift store by the name of Hands of Hope, a non-profit organization that uses its store to fund raise for food, clothing and programs to help the needy and disadvantaged.

Well, with most thrift stores, it can be hit or miss with what you find. Yesterday was a good day...

Much to the Wife's chagrin, I'm drawn to books like a moth to the ever-destructive flame, so as I walked in the HOH store for the first time I immediately started searching for the used books. A hidden jem may be amongst the flotsam. But, lo and behold, I not only found one, I found three...

The first of these wonderful little treasures is the classic, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Now, I have never read this book, but the guy I teach with reads this book with his English class, and some kids really enjoyed it. Which is something because most of our kids are real big reading fans. So, I'll be reading this one over the summer to see how I can torture next year's kids with it.

Next up is a fun one. Michael Crichton's The Lost World. You have to love dinosaurs roaming the Earth and eating people for food and fun!

And last of all the tragic true life tale of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster as lived by author Jon Krakauer called Into Thin Air. I've already read this one, but this book is so well written and such a compelling tale that I have to read it again.

So, what do think I paid for these three literary delights? $10? $5? $2.5o? Oh no, I paid a whopping $1.50. Oh yeah...

Plus I got a nice looking short sleeve shirt for $2. So there!

Now to go put on my new shirt and read a good book...

1 comment:

meaningfulalbums said...

you're baaaaaaaaaaaaack!