The Perfect Graduation Gift
It's true that I don't graduate from college until Friday. But I wanted a friend to be able to come along on my "special" graduation trip, so I went a week ahead of time. Where did I go? Powell's City of Books, of course! $89.50 in my pocket (part graduation gift from my parents and part from after I sold a few paperbacks at Powell's), I was feeling the need to buy some books. While this month's haul wasn't a motherload, it was still a pretty good one, and I'm pleased with the books I got. Of course, once more my shelves are overflowing, but what to do? I haven't had time to work on my new shelf (hopefully I will this summer, cross fingers!). So I guess it's back to having the Leaning Tower of Books on my floor. Anyway, here's what I got!
- The Inside Story by Michael Buckley
- A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
- The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
- Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner
- Stowaway by Karen Hesse
- Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
- Doomed Queen Anne by Carolyn Meyer
- The Empress's Tomb by Kirsten Miller
- The Princess, the Crone, and the Dung-Cart Knight by Gerald Morris
- Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli
- Drowned Wednesday by Garth Nix
- A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
- An Unlikely Friendship by Ann Rinaldi
- The Secret of the Rose by Sarah L. Thomson
Five of them were to replace some worn paperbacks (yes, I'm still working on replacing everything from paperback to hardcover; it takes a while), and the rest were new buys. The only faith-buy I did this time was Ann Rinaldi's book, but it was an informed faith-buy because I've never once read one of her books that I was disappointed with. Sadly, my next trip to Powell's won't be until Christmas. Any graduation money I get from relatives and the like will have to go towards new released (September is looking busy for new books!).
Happy shopping, Readers!