Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Caveat Emptor

We went to Half-Price Books yesterday looking for birthday presents for a party today, and were reminded why we don't often step inside its shelved walls -- it's too hard to escape unscathed. Along with the two presents, we emerged with four books for our own family:

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (old hardcover with library cover)
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald (Everyman edition)
Mistress Masham's Repose by T.H. White (1942 hardcover, in excellent condition)
The Illustrated Book of Myths by Philip Neal (Dorling Kindersley)

All wonderful finds! Most things at Half-Price Books are so reasonably priced that we find ourselves saying, "Well, one more won't hurt..."


barbfromcincy said...

My downfall are Catholic bookstores and websites...I've got a pile of books next to my chair in my bedroom that keeps growing lately....
Hope your family has a blessed 4th!!

Dorian Speed said...

I am so sad that we don't have Half Price Books here. It's a great source for children's books.