Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I'm a sucker for books

I had a meeting for work at the library today and when I went in there were three shelves with books being discarded that were free for the taking.
I thought to myself - NO WAY am I taking any books. We have too many.
I was the first to arrive for the meeting and I had about 3 minutes before anyone else arrived.
Since I had decided there was absolutely no way I was taking any books I managed to pick up only FIVE in the three minutes I had.
What I should say more accurately is that I only KEPT five of the books I picked up in three minutes.
Oh man. What am I going to do with myself?
I am super proud of two of them- two of them are absolute keepers.
One is called "Canada's First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times" by Olive Patricia Dickason and the other is "The World of the American Indian" and is a National Geographic book. They will both be awesome additions to the collection of Aboriginal books we are starting for our family.
I would say "score!" under normal circumstances, but I am having visions that producers from Hoarders will be calling me.


Dan Schwent said...

I don't think Hoarders gets notified until you have old cabbages in your living room or have several bedrooms choked with stuff. Besides, everyone knows books don't count...

Anonymous said...

This is that opportunity you were looking for Julie to sort out your books.

Teena in Toronto said...

Definitely a score! That's why I don't buy books ... I don't have room for them.