Yesterday I went book shopping at my all-time favorite new-and-used bookstore. It was a good time to do that, too; I was feeling upset and all-around low because school started today and Christmas/New Year's is officially over. Time to go about the depressing business of pulling the decorations down . . .
But I won't dwell on such sad thoughts - I don't want to make my Readers depressed along with me! So instead I will set about relating what wonderful treasures I returned home with, and now reside on my overflowing shelves:
- The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
- Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
- The Shining Company by Rosemary Sutcliff
- The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
- Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine
- Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
- Rowan and the Zebak by Emily Rodda
- Mutiny's Daughter by Ann Rinaldi
It is unfortunate that my funds were as limited as they were, because I had to make some difficult choices between books; I only hope that some of those books are still there when next I can go back (which will be sometime in April; possibly March). But these 8 new books should tide my need to buy books until the next visit - I'm just glad that I found two of Rosemary Sutcliff's books, and an Enola Holmes book (The Case of the Missing Marquess). Hopefully I'll make some more wonderful discoveries next time!