New Reads, Used Books

Used booksLast month, I received an email at work from one of the office coordinators announcing…a book sale. I was ecstatic. Some employees had been collecting used books and magazines for the past few months from colleagues, friends and family in order to raise money for a non-profit organization. Getting books for cheaper while helping a good cause? Count me in! I made sure to save the event in my Outlook calendar so that I don’t forget and miss this opportunity to get more books. And just to make sure that I don’t miss the calendar reminder the day before, I’ve had this bright pink sticky note on my computer monitor for a month now. Can you tell that I really didn’t want to forget about the book sale?

The day finally arrived. I walked into the cafeteria this morning with my purse and an extra bag, ready to raid the different boxes they had on display. I walked around, browsed the different books, read some of the back covers and was not too impressed. How deceiving! I refused to leave empty handed so I walked around a second time hoping to see something worthwhile that I might have missed during my first round. And I did! After the third round, I walked out of the cafeteria with 5 books in my bag and $13 less in my wallet. Well worth it!

Here are the new additions to my home library that I cannot wait to start reading:

“Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time” by Greg Mortenson
“The Hanging of Angélique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal”
by Afua Cooper
“The Devil Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger
“Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World” by Bill Clinton
“Bínu and the Great Wall” by Su Tong

I’ve been looking at the first three books for a while now but only kept them on my wish list. The two other finds were a tad unusual since I never laid eyes on them during my bookstore explorations or late night web browsing. I hope I won’t be disappointed.

Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you thought of them and your latest discoveries! There’s always room for more books on my shelves. :)


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