This week, I've been busy, espcially with ten "new" books being added to my collection. Including 3 ARC! My very first ARC's! I was at the OLA (Ontario Library Associations Super Conference) On Thursday, (29th) and they had some publishers there, who were selling books, but they also had authors, who were there along with their copies of their soon to be released books! So I jumped at the chance to meet the author, get their books and have them signed. I mean what book nerd, wouldn't love that? So Not only did I get three ARC books, but they are all signed! Two of which are personalized! Soo exciting!
The three books are:
Tales from Cook's Cove - Three for a Wedding by Mary C. Sheppard.
The Virgins Tale - Sherri Smith - This is one of the ones that is pesonalized
Old City Hall - Robert Rotenberg - This is one of the ones that is personalized
So that was exciting. As was the rest of the conference, it has given me insight on a lot more possibilities in the library world, but the books and authors were just iciing on the cake. And it took all my strength to not buy hundreds of books!
Yesteday, Saturday Jan. 31, I went to the used book store..... oh! How I love this place, I really can't stress how much this used/new book store is soo amazing! If you live in the GTA goto BMV Book Store. You won't regret it..... just bring money and lots of thigns to carry your treasures you find. Trust me, you'll need it! Yesteday I got 7 books for 28 bucks. So thats about 4 bucks a book! The books are:
Castle Rackrent and the Absentee - Maria Edgeworth
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
Talented Mr. Ripley - Patrica Highsmith
The Stone Angel - Margerat Laurence
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
Also, this is my first Sunday Saloon in a While. I've been soo busy, I've neglected my blogs!