Monday, April 25, 2011

Listful Mondays: Books from Vacation

The Books We Brought Home from Vacation
(or The Books We Bought at my Favorite Used Book Store in my Home Town)
  1. Feed by M. T. Anderson (For my dystopian collection.)
  2. Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (Remembered from childhood - just don't remember anything but the cover.)
  3. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander (Replacement for our tattered copy.)
  4. Dragons of Deltora: Shadowgate by Emily Rodda (Book 2)
  5. Dragons of Deltora: Isle of the Dead, Sister of the South (Books 3 & 4)
  6. Deltora Quest: books 5 - 8 (We got confused and thought we found a whole series by one of Jadyn's favorite authors. Not so. There are 3 different related series. Stink.)
  7. Starbridge by A.C. Crispin
  8. Ancestor's World by A. C. Crispin (These are Scott's.)
  9. Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder (This was the one I was missing! Serendipitous!)
  10. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary (Never read anything by her, but loved the movie.)
  11. Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (The specific printing to match my set from childhood, replacing my spine-broken copy.)
  12. The Seventh Tower: Into Battle (Book 5)
  13. The Seventh Tower: The Violet Keystone (Book 6. We have 1 - 3. Now we just need book 4.)
  14. Whirligig by Paul Fleischman (Replacement for a Loaning Casualty.)
  15. Redwall by Brian Jacques
  16. Mossflower by Brian Jacques
  17. Mattimeo by Brian Jacques
  18. Mariel of Redwall by Brian Jacques
  19. Salamandastrom by Brian Jacques
  20. Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques (We had no Redwall books, but Scott played the audiobook for the older kids and they loved it. I'm sure the store had all the rest of them too, but I had to draw the line somewhere.)
I am home, possibly recovered, and thinking about books and blogging.


  1. Wow! Quite the haul! I always go on vacation and end up buying so many books I have trouble getting them home.

  2. Yeah for used book stores! :)

  3. Love that family photo in a book store. It makes me smile :) And I wish I spent more vacation time in book stores!

  4. I love that store! It was closed last time we tried to go there...

  5. I love the Redwall books. I tried to get my stepson into them and told him how there is so much detail in the books it makes it really come alive and he said that he didn't like books with detail. LOL He's missing out. Those are great books!

  6. I stumbled on your blog from another that I follow. I was impressed with your list of books you brought home from vacation, but so surprised to see that you got through childhood without reading Beverly Cleary???! How did you do it? I grew up reading everything she wrote multiple times. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have survived childhood without Ramona, Beezus, Henry and Ribsy, the Mouse and his Motorcycle and all the other amazing characters who brought meaning to growing up and all that went with that.