The Sunday Salon

It’s quite amazing how much reading one can accomplish while rocking a baby to sleep. In fact, earlier this week I exhausted the supply of books I brought with me to Dallas, all while sitting in the rocking chair with a sleepy baby.

So a trip to replenish the library was in order. An odious task, I know, but one that must be done nevertheless!

I was pleased to discover a Half Price Books just a few minutes away from my son’s home. We don’t have these stores in Michigan, so it was doubly exciting to have an opportunity to shop in one.

The Ravenous Reader was not disappointed.

There was an amazing array of books on all subjects, most of them used, but all of them at least half-off the cover price. They were neatly arranged by topic, with the hardcovers, trade paperbacks, and regular pocket paperbacks separated according to genre. I quickly grabbed up half a dozen, which I finally winnowed down to three, deciding to leave myself open for a return visit.

Here’s what I bought:

Firefly Lane, by Kristin Hannah

Prep, by Curtis Sittenfeld

The Writing Circle, by Corrine Demas

In addition to books of all kinds, I enjoyed perusing the vast selection of note cards and literary journals.

Plus -as promised on the sign outside the building – there were indeed RECORDS for sale. I did not purchase any, but it was fun to see them.

All in all, a great way to get my hands on some new books at a very reasonable price.

Now, back to reading and rocking.

What are you doing this Sunday afternoon?

The Sunday Salon.com

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8 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon

  1. I really enjoyed Prep. Sittenfield’s writing is very detailed (I found) and not terribly lyrical. Usually, I’m not a fan; but with her, it worked. I have another one of her books on my shelves to read, and will, someday. *grin*

  2. I have never been to a Half Price Books, but I’ve always been curious. I actually didn’t know that they had used books. The closest one is two hours from me though, so I need another reason to go that far as well as book shopping.

    Happy reading!

  3. We were ;putting up the Christmas tree today, and the decorations. I’m looking for something light and soothing to read tonight! Enjoy the peace while rocking……

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