Breakfast & Books: This Week, Part Deux

Posted May 1, 2013 by in Breakfast & Books / 13 Comments

Two Breakfast & Books posts in one week! I think that makes me one lucky gal, because…MORE BOOKS.

Eric and I had our usual Wednesday breakfast date this morning at Perkins (YUM), and then we went to the library (like we usually do after breakfast on Wednesdays). I had one book to return and one to borrow, although I ended up borrowing two:

Library booksThe Physick Book of Deliverance Dane is for #TuesBookTalk, and The Fourth Bear is the second book in Fforde’s Nursery Crime series (sj and I have been reading this series and the Thursday Next series together).

THEN, while we were at the library, Eric went downstairs and found out that all of the left over books from last weekend’s book sale are FREE now. FREE. There weren’t many left that I was interested in (a lot of mass market paperbacks, and I don’t really enjoy owning those), but there were five books that I passed over on Monday that were still there:

From top to bottom: The Little, Brown Reader, Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad, The Norton Reader, William Burroughs: A Portrait by Barry Miles, and The Flounder by Günter Grass.

The Little, Brown Reader and The Norton Reader contain writing from some fantastic authors, and I’m pretty interested in reading the “unconventional but riveting portrait” (from the back cover) of William Burroughs.

And THEN, I bought this book from the little cart next to the library’s circulation desk:

SerpahinaSeraphina by Rachel Hartman

The library always has a small cart of books for sale next to their circulation desk (each book goes for a $1 donation), and I have actually been passing this book over for a few weeks now. I keep reading really good reviews about it, though, and it sounds like something both Ashley and I will enjoy.

So in addition to the beautiful weather we’re having today, it was also another great day for books.


  • What a great way to spend a morning! And I really enjoyed Seraphina, so hope you get to it soon and love it too 🙂

  • therelentlessreader

    Dang girl! You’re going to need more shelves soon 😉

    • I already need more shelves…and we’ve run out of room for them. Hahaha! :/

      • Holy cannoli – didn’t you guys just build new shelves last year?!?! What a perfect day, though. Jealous. 😉

        • Yes, we built new shelves last year…and the year before that. Heh.

          • Well, they can be kind of an ongoing anniversary gift then. LOL.

          • My thought exactly. Hee!

  • That’s awesome!!!! Free books are fabulous books!!!!

  • Wow! The free book cart had some great books. The one at my quarterly sale always has crap, BUT they sell all their withdrawn library books for 50 cents. Can’t beat that! And Seraphina for a dollar? Awesome! Maybe I can luck up on that one myself and we can read it for TuesBookTalk one month. I’ve been wanting to read it.

  • Oh I loved Seraphina. It was a new (to me) take on dragonlore and I thought it was amazing! I mean I may or may not stalkingly check the authors webpage for the next books release date…

    • Oooo…now I’m *really* looking forward to reading it!