Wednesday, January 4, 2012

For the Love of Books

For the past few years, Thrift Chick has been amassing books.  Lots and lots of books.  She says it is for the classroom she will one day have, but I think it really is to feed her habit.  Since she was little, she has loved to read.  Now she has an excuse to buy books.  She initially began her collection by doing what all teachers do...buying from Scholastic Books Clubs.  Then she discovered Goodwill book bins on half off day.  Books galore for a quarter apiece (or 50 cents if they are hardback.) Oh my...she thought she had died and gone to heaven.  Now our spare room looks like this.

Over the past two years, she has collected close to 350 books.  She said she was organizing them, but I think she spread them out so she could gaze upon all their loveliness.  She has promised to stop for awhile.  However during our thrifting day last week I found her head deep in a bin shrieking "Junie B. Jones, Horrible Harry and Flat Stanley!!"

If you have young readers, you might want to check out Goodwill.  Just watch out for a redhead with a crazy gleam in her eye.  She just might pepper spray you to get that Fancy Nancy book you are holding.

Mama Thrift

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