The Big Guy was out of town all last week. Even with Armchair BEA going on, you would have thought that would have left me plenty of free time to read and that I'd have lots of great bookish things to talk about today. You'd be wrong. For some reason, Miss H decided that while Dad was gone, we two girls should spend all of my non-working hours hanging out. I'm never going to turn down the chance to hang out with one of my kids when they want to spend time with me. I know I'm very lucky that we are so close - they are all three interesting, loving and fun people to be around. Dang, we done good!
This weekend was Omaha's Summer Arts Festival. The library system always has a big tent with books for sale. Usually these are the same as the regular weekly prices - $1.50 for hardcover and trade paperbacks. On Sunday at the festival, it's half price day but even at that price, we didn't necessarily want to haul books around the festival and heaven knows we didn't need any more books. Then a lady came around with a deal we couldn't refuse. If you bought a library bag for $1, that was your cost for as many books as you could fit in the bag. Well, of course we couldn't pass that up! We each picked up four books. I got Angela Carter's Wise Children, A.S. Byatt's The Children's Book, P.D. James' Death In Holy Borders and E.L. Doctorow's Billy Bathgate. The Big Guy added two more E.L. Doctorow books to our collection, The Waterworks and The City of God, as well as Glenn Meade's Brandenburg and Elmore Leonard's Road. Now I just have to convince The Big Guy that we need to turn the t.v. off and read, read, read!
What are you reading this week? Have you added any new books to your shelves this week?