March 8, 2010

Book 'em

I love book sales and snatching up loads of used books.  Only problem is, I'm not reading them at the rate I'm acquiring them.  That's not stopping me though.

I went to the Kappa Gamma Delta book sale on Saturday, a 27-year-old event in town, and walked out with another box of books for my "library."

My friend Rachel told me about the sale last year, warning me it can get a little crazy.  That's sort of funny sounding, right?  I mean, how crazy can a bunch of book wielding readers be?  When Rachel told me you basically go in, fill your box, and look at what you bought later, I was expecting eye gouging and some dirty elbowing.

It wasn't quite that bad, but people were definitely in it to win it.  I had one lady take a book out of my friend Juliette's hand that I was going to take.  She wasn't intentionally rude, I think she (weirdly) thought she was part of our conversation, but fact still remains - my name's Kim.  Not her's.

Anyway, expecting a bit of a wait, my friend Juliette and I arrived early only to find this line already formed outside...

This is one of the rooms full of books.  There were about 40 tons of books donated this year.  Proceeds go toward education-related efforts; this year it will benefit education programs at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens' Children's Village.  

Here's what $31 can buy you at this sale!  I got lots of books on my "to read" list and a few more - without getting a black eye... 


  1. That sounds like a blast!! I can't believe the line. Everyone must have cabin fever. It sounds like you got some really good ones. Can I borrow some? Just kidding.

  2. Actually, my bet is that most of the people in line were book SELLERS vs. actual book readers (not that sellers can't read).

  3. I'm jealous, I want to go to a book sale like that!!! I never have time to read anymore, but I'm still a book addict!

  4. I just happened across your blog and I love it! I'm so jealous of that box of books you have there. If there's a new book that I just have to have, I'll pay the dreaded retail price, but I mostly buy my books from "Friends of the Library". It's a good cause and the public library is just down the street from me. Happy reading!


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