Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Bargain Book Bonanza (15) Summer Readin'

 Welcome to Bargain Book Bonanza!

A book haul linky party for bargain loving bookworms!

BBB is the place to showcase all the great books (new, used, vintage, electronic, audio) that you have scored on sale.

Each Monday through Thursday, all book lovers are invited to carouse, make merry and revel with bargain book abandon!

Want to join the party? Just visit the Bargain Book Bonanza page for the particulars.

Leslie is hosting this week!

Hey, all y'all. Me again. The one with the passel (thank you, Scarlett). I totally cheated on this one, but I am still proud, because it took a bit of doing!

So it's summer summer summertime, and Houston ISD and the Houston Public Library, among others, sponsor summer reading programs. Well, I have attempted it the last few years, but we never logged our books in...blah blah blah.

So. How does this relate to a Bargain Book Bo-nanza (you have to say it that way: BO-nanza)? (Hey, calm down! I am getting there! Sheesh, you are soooo pushy!)

Yes, anyway. One of the prizes is (drum roll, PLEASE) FREE BOOKS!!!

That's right, folks! My kids got FREE BOOKS!

We finished the first "prize" level and each one got a book. They are also going to receive a free book next week for completing level two (PLUS  tickets to an Astros game and the circus!)! AND - yes - AND my two boys in school will receive a THIRD book during their next school year! I seem to be yelling a lot. Let me calm down.

And now, you ask with bated breath, what books did they receive?

Lucas, 10, got Slam:
It's not something he would normally choose, but I hope he gives it a chance. It is about a boy and basketball, and lessons he learns through  challenging circumstances. It is for 12 years and up, so a bit old for him, but it got good reviews on Amazon. Maybe we will read it together.


Nico, 6, got Pippi Goes On Board:

This also is something he wouldn't choose as it has no pictures. But I promised we could read it together, a chapter at a time. He got very excited! It looks like a fun book, so I am a bit eager as well!


And, Miss Muffet, 2, got an I Spy Little Book:

This is a very simple board book. It shows the word and the picture of the "hidden" object, with a little rhyme. Fun way to teach little ones written words and the object!

Pretty cool, huh? I will be posting more about these reading programs later, but just wanted to share the bo-nanza!

Yes, I cheated a bit, as I didn't actually find them, but I did push my kids to read read read. They think they are finished, since they got the prize. They're so crazy. It's only just begun. MWAHAHAHA!

That was an evil laugh, just FYI.

Have you read something that you normally wouldn't choose? Were you pleasantly surprised or bitterly, and I mean, bitterly, disappointed?

If you have a bargain book, please share. We love to brag on bargains! The linky will be open through Friday this week.


  1. Hi Leslie,

    You did great! What fun. I always loved the Pippi Longstocking books when I was little. Hope you guys have fun reading them together.

    These days, I just grab books by the name, cover and size of print. I can and do read all kinds of books, unless it is so poorly written that I can't bear it (but that usually doesn't happen). Lately, I don't even read the covers or the blurbs, so that I can be surprised.

    That's the beauty of bargain books ... when they only cost .25 to $3.00 I don't feel a huge obligation to them.

    Have a wonderful week,

    Kathy M.

  2. That sounds like a fun way to choose books!
    I have never read a Pippi Longstocking book. I look forward to it!

  3. I was a huge Pippi fan as a kid. Pippi is so absurd that I bet Nico will love the book-- In fact, I'm going to find one for T-- I can hear the giggles now!

    I really like exploring outside my favorite genres-- I havn't been disappointed yet.


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