Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Finds...

I'm long over due for a post like this. Over the last couple months I've been slowly collecting books, due to the number and my limited time for blogging I'm going to keep this post to a list of titles and authors, then once I read them I'll post cover pictures and further details.

Found a charity book sale. Total spent $5.
* The Gate Marked Private by Ethel M. Dell (c) 1928
* Miss Morissa: Doctor of the Gold Trail by Mari Sandoz (c) 1955
* The Man Without a Country by Edward Everett Hale (c) 1897
* Heidi Grows Up by Charles Tritten (c) 1938
* Through the Green Gate: The Alice and Jerry Books by Mabel O'Donnell Published 1939, (c)1957
* The Rand McNally Book of Favorite Animal Stories. Published 1949, (c) 1980.
* Read-To-Me Storybook Compiled by the Child Study Association of America, Illustrated by Lois Lenski. (c) 1947.

Found at a thrift shop. Total spent: $0.50.
* Skinny by Robert Burch (c) 1964
* M.E. And Morton by Sylvia Cassedy (c) 1987

Free through Paperback Swap. Total spent: NOTHING.
* General "Ike" Eisenhower by Delos W. Lovelace (c) 1944

Found online. Total spent: $12 + shipping
* The Four Graces by D. E. Stevenson (c) 1946, reprinted 1976
* Rear Admiral Byrd And the Polar Expeditions by Coram Foster (c) 1930
* Journey To Bethlehem by Delos W. Lovelace (c) 1953
* That Dodger Horse by Delos W. Lovelace (c) 1956

I am particularly excited to add some of the works written by Maud Hart Lovelace's husband, Delos, to my library. Likewise, I found the Read-to-Me Storybook a real treasure with it's short stories and poems including those written by Margaret Wise Brown (author of Good Night Moon) and stories and poems and illustrations by Lois Lenski.

Total books found = 14
Total spent = approx $17.50


Happy book hunting!

6 comments:

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

hmmm! as a fan of Lovelace I know have found well. I have not read any of their books. Happy reading....

Noel De Vries said...

you'll enjoy the four graces. it's simple and sweet.

but you really must read stevenson's celia's house and the companion, listening valley, before you do any more stevenson. they're magic.

S. Mehrens said...

Noel, I actually have Ceila's house. I had to request it through ILL, so it only just arrived earlier this week. I was waiting to start it once I finished the other books I was reading. It's next in line. :)

Michael Shawn Keller said...

I love your blog and your enthusiasm for librarys and books! I too find myself in the library when I am having a tense day...
Mike Keller
author
www.lifeinaweek.com

writer2b said...

The Read-to-Me-Storybook sounds wonderful!

Brittanie said...

I always like to see your finds post because you do not pick up the same books most others do. I like the spotlight you do on older books. :)