Tuesday, August 18, 2009

When You Least Expect It...

Last night my oldest had marching band practice at 5. So I dropped her off and then headed to the library. Just a quick stop before picking up the pizza for dinner.

In the lobby is where The Friends of the Library have set up their bookcases with the books for sale. These are donated books and sell for .50 to 2.00. There are mass market and trade paperbacks as well as hardcovers.

I first search through the trade fiction. I've gotten lucky here a few times and picked up some Ellora's Cave and Aphrodisia's that were like new. No luck this time so I head over to the romance shelves. I spy an old Mary Balogh, Deceived, that I don't have. It's worn but still, it's Balogh. I see a few books that have been here awhile and then my eyes light on a familiar cover. I've never actually see the book, only pictures of the cover around blogland. But I would recognize it anywhere. The elusive book that readers seem to either love it, hate it or simply can't finish it.

The Windflower.

That's Cuddles with the famous (or infamous) book. It's been a while since he's had his picture taken. I think it was way back last year when I got Broken Wing. I was very surprised to find The Windflower. I've been on the lookout for it but never really expected to come across it.

I have no idea when I'll find time to read it. It's definitely a long book, the font is tiny! Will I be a reader that loves it or will the prose drive me mad? Or maybe some of both. :)

What book have you been looking for in what seems like forever and finally found it? Did it feel like you found lost treasure or was the hunt more exciting than the find? Or are you still hunting for that elusive novel?

*The reason why I'm just now posting this? I couldn't find the damn cord for the camera. I think I found every cord we own: cell phone cords, mp3 player cords, other camera cords, cords for things we don't even own anymore. I did try another camera but the pictures came out terrible. I would love to have a universal USB cord.*


  1. Score!!! LOL :)

    I hope you enjoy it :) Me? It looks too old, LOL :P

  2. Ohhh, seee... that's the way to do it! Find it and get a good deal at the same time. I won't tell you how much I've paid for an old book just because I get an "itch" to read it again and gave away the original *banging head on the wall*...

  3. nath ~ not old, classic. LOL

    Hils ~ I've gotten that itch before. That ebay "Buy it now" option can be a killer. :)