Books, a family obsession

Today, we went to a coffee roastery and used bookstore with my in-laws. Before I could even say the coffee held no interest for me and I would be browsing the books, our daughter exclaimed,”Books!” and made a beeline for the rear of the store, where she quickly located the children’s books, plopped into a rocker, and started reading.

The haul for the day included two books for the girl (a Bailey School Kids mystery and a Powerpuff Girls book), a few books for the boy (Anne McCaffrey and Mary Renault, courtesy of his grandmother, and a Cinda Williams Chima book), a book on beer brewing for my husband, and two writing books for me — Keyes’ The Courage to Write (which I keep checking out of the library) and Zinsser’s On Writing Well (which I’ve heard good things about but never actually read). I take it back — I also got one new book, on writing comics.

It was lots of fun, and we all came out happy. That’s one of many things I’m grateful for this Monday.

What are you grateful for today?

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  1. Sounds like fun. I remember the Bailey School Kids books. My guys loved them too :). Enjoy your writing books, too.

    • Thanks. Yes, she already has a few that were her brother’s but not this one. (He also said he didn’t think he’d read it.)

  2. Lovely, lovely books! I’m always grateful for them. 🙂

  3. Sweet. Something for everyone.

    • Works well that way. (Husband also got fresh roasted coffee, but he was the only one who was interested in that.) 🙂

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