Recycling Extravaganza!

Ok, so I just took a study break for 2 hours. Our Town has its “Community Recycling Extravaganza” today. What does this mean…FREE BOOKS!!!!! At first I told my roomie I did not want to go (knowing myself, I would get a ridiculous amount of books). Then I decided, ok, I’ll walk over and just take a look… Two hours later, one crisis of “how do we get these all home when we needed to be home five minutes ago,” one return back to the scene of the crime for more treasures and I am now back safe and sound (and several books richer).

Here is just a sample of the FREE BOOKS I was able to get today to add to my library.

*Books 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6 of the Anne of Green Gables series
*Books 1-19 (minus book 15 which was missing) of a Pictoral look at America in celebration of the bicentennial
*Grapes of Wrath
*Juluis Caesar
*The Federalist Papers
*Wuthering Heights
*Moby Dick
*The Scarlet Letter
*The Crucible
*The Gospel according to Peanuts (yes, the Charlie Brown Crew)
*Walden (by Henry David Thoreau)
*Poems of Edgar Allen Poe
*Red Badge of Courage
*Middlemarch
—-And most of these are from my second trip—

It was pretty Rad!

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6 responses to “Recycling Extravaganza!

  1. Deb

    One more that I thought was worth mentioning, a Hardback copy of the complete adventures of Sherlock Holms.A couple of Dostoyevsky & Tolstoy books as well.

  2. Vicky

    It’s probably best I didn’t know about this until afterwards. I might have hopped a plane to Chicago with an empty suitcase just for free books (of course the rather expensive plane ticket would kinda defeat the purpose, I suppose). I LOVE books! We should start something like this in Puyallup (yeah sure, I’ll get right on that with all my spare time) :)Glad you have lots of fun books to read (the bicentenial one sounds cool!).

  3. Deb

    I was just checking online for “The American Destiny: An Illistrated Bicentennial History of the United States” It is listed in various spots for $90 dollars! And it looks like in the future, I can find the 15th volume as well as the 20th. (its a really nice set of books)

  4. Crystal

    Good book choices! Particularly the Sherlock Holmes…I loved reading him growing up. He was so clever. Did you know (I sure you do) the show House was based on the character of Sherlock Holmes? (Holmes and House…that is kind of a give away). And the character of Holmes was based on a Dr.Bell that Arthur Conan Doyle knew. Ended up coming full circle. It’s elementary my dear Watson!

  5. Lance

    Wasn’t the Scarlet Letter the book that you were not allowed to read in High school??

  6. Deb

    πŸ™‚ No, that would have been “Of Mice & Men” I remember reading “the scarlet letter” in 10th Grade

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